When many of us think back on past holiday festivities, our thoughts often include lighting sparklers and blasting off vibrant fireworks. Fireworks can be a big part of the holiday fun, but for Downey owners of rental homes, they can also be a dangerous risk. Even when attaining all precautions, and even if just exploding small fireworks, things can still go wrong. Any time you incorporate fire and explosives, there is an evident exposure of not only personal injury but property catastrophe as well.
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, fireworks caused 11,000 injuries and 4 deaths in 2016. In addition to personal injury, the NFPA reports that fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires each year. 1,300 of those are structural fires and 300 are vehicle fires. It’s not hard to imagine how that happens: if you’ve never gone through a firework randomly discharging underneath a placed car and discerned a moment of unmitigated intimidation, you’re one of the opportune ones. All told the NFPA estimate that fireworks cause $43 million in property damage each year.
Being the property owner in Downey, you are right to be worried about your tenants lighting fireworks in, on, or abutting your rental homes. While we can surely understand why they might want to, the numbers alone are a fascinating basis to argue to your renters about not burning fireworks at their rental property. One way to convince them to honor your request might be to offer them information on firework safety and the risks involved.
If that doesn’t work, you want a property management corporation who fathoms the risks of fireworks and can guide your tenants apprehend the menace connected. At Real Property Management Long Beach, we have the greatest interest of both tenants and your rental property is in one’s thoughts. We can pay attention to any questions or concerns your tenants may have about proper firework usage and control any other related circumstances that may emerge.
When it results in the condition and well-being of your real estate investment and your tenants, you need the form of care and judgment that our organization has to afford. Please contact us online or by phone at 562-270-1777 for more information.