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The Do’s and Don’ts of Fire Pits Built by Your Hempstead Residents

Friends roasting marshmallows on a backyard fire pit The backyard fire pit is a typical and popular outdoor section that is designed to properly confine a fire while likewise endowing warmth and enchantment. Fire pits come in an array of sizes, forms, and materials, by way of illustration, stone, brick, metal, and concrete, and add a distinctive and appealing atmosphere to an outdoor location, making it feel cozy and inviting. Along with that, fire pits can be put into service to stretch the use of outdoor living space into the winter months, giving out warmth and comfort.

When letting a fire pit be built and used at your rental property, there are multiple precautions you can take to protect both your investment and your tenants. These include:

  • Search and verify local regulations, and acquire any critical licenses before putting together or utilizing a fire pit.
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby, in the unwanted event of an emergency.
  • Build your fire pit in a secure area, at least 10 feet away from trees, structures, and flammable items.
  • Use a fire pit screen to contain sparks from flying out of the fire pit.
  • Always be responsible and watchful of the fire and keep children and pets at a distance from the fire pit.


It is essential to take note that fire pits can be hazardous if not handled securely and aptly. A poorly constructed or positioned fire pit, the wrong use of combustible materials, and a lack of oversight can all have devastating consequences. Here is what you should give importance NOT to do:

  • Do NOT use gasoline, kerosene, or any other accelerants to begin or maintain the fire.
  • Do NOT burn trash, leaves, or other materials that cause a build-up of irritating smoke or damaging fumes.
  • Do NOT leave the fire unwatched, even for a short period of time.
  • Do NOT overload the fire pit with a whole lot of wood, which can stir up the fire to become uncontainable.
  • Do NOT use wet or green wood, which can provoke undesirable smoke and sparks.


One of the underlying reasons why backyard fire pit safety is pertinent is to inhibit or avoid accidental fires. A stray ember or spark can, without delay, ignite nearby flammable materials, by way of illustration dry grass, leaves, or wooden structures. Plus, strong winds can carry embers outside the fire pit and start a fire someplace in the yard or even next-door properties. This can cause potentially huge property damage and even loss of life. By exercising and implementing the do’s and don’ts of backyard fire pits and any local regulations, you can help ensure that your outdoor gatherings are marvelously enjoyable and yet quite safe for everyone involved.

At Real Property Management Landmark, we understand what it takes to maintain and keep secure your real estate investment. Our full and professional property management services deliver careful oversight of your rental homes and can give you total peace of mind. You won’t need to be disturbed by your residents accidentally burning your Hempstead rental house down when we’re right on the job. For more easily applicable information, please contact us online or call us at 516-522-2859 today!

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