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

Friends roasting marshmallows on a backyard fire pit The backyard fire pit is a prevalent and in-demand outdoor piece that is meant to harmlessly confine a fire while providing warmth and appeal as well. Fire pits come in a broad array of sizes, forms, and materials, such as stone, brick, metal, and concrete, and add a simply unique atmosphere to an outdoor location, making it feel snug, restful, and inviting. Furthermore, fire pits can be set up to extend and maximize the use of outdoor living space into the winter months, building up warmth and comfort.

When permitting a fire pit to be set up at your rental property, there is a heap of precautionary actions you can take to protect both your investment and your tenants. These are a few:

  • Probe and verify local regulations and have any required licenses before creating or using a fire pit.
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby, in the off chance of an emergency.
  • Build your fire pit in a secure area, at least 10 feet away from trees, structures, and flammable items.
  • Find a use for a fire pit screen to eliminate sparks from flying out of the fire pit.
  • Always look after the fire and keep children and pets at a distance from the fire pit.


It is very important to note that fire pits can be hazardous if not handled with caution and rightly. A poorly constructed or positioned fire pit, the careless use of combustible materials, and a lack of oversight can all have devastating consequences. Here is what you should make a point NOT to do:

  • Do NOT use gasoline, kerosene, or any other accelerants to start or maintain the fire.
  • Do NOT burn trash, leaves, or other materials that lead to excessive smoke or perilous fumes.
  • Do NOT leave the fire unguarded, even for a short while.
  • Do NOT overload the fire pit with a lot of wood, which can cause the fire to become uncontrollable.
  • Do NOT use wet or green wood, which can bring on irritating smoke and sparks.


One of the principal reasons why backyard fire pit safety is substantial is to avert accidental fires. A stray ember or spark can immediately ignite nearby flammable materials, such as dry grass, leaves, or wooden structures. Over and above that, strong winds can carry embers outside the fire pit and start a fire no matter where in the yard or even surrounding properties. This can lead to really huge property wreckage and even loss of life. By obeying the do’s and don’ts of backyard fire pits and any local regulations, you can help establish that your outdoor gatherings are quite enjoyable and safeguarded for everyone involved.

At Real Property Management Hartford Metro/Greater New London, we realize what it takes to keep your real estate investment safe and secure. Our expansive and professional property management services provide careful oversight of your rental homes and can give you total peace of mind. You won’t need to be apprehensive about your residents incidentally burning your Waterford rental house down when we’re on the job. For more advantageous information, please contact us online or call us at 860-316-4388 today!


Originally Published on July 20, 2018

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