When most people picture holiday festivities, their memories often contain lighting sparklers and setting off vivid fireworks. Fireworks can be a big part of the holiday fun, but for Frisco owners of rental homes, they can also be a dangerous risk. Even when dealing with all needed safety measures, and even if just lighting little fireworks, things can still go awry. Whenever you combine fire and explosives, there is a tangible threat of danger of not only property damage but personal injury 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 easy to picture how that occurs: if you’ve never been subjected to a firework fired accidentally under a parked vehicle and felt a moment of pure dread, then you’re one of the lucky ones. All told the NFPA estimate that fireworks cause $43 million in property damage each year.
As a homeowner in Frisco, you are justified in your concerns about your tenants lighting fireworks in, on, or a short distance from your rental premises. While we certainly know why they might want to, the numbers alone are a persuasive motive to communicate with your renters about not setting off fireworks at your rental homes. One way to convince them to honor your request might be to offer them information on firework safety and the risks involved.
If that isn’t effective, you need a property management company who grasps the risks of fireworks and that can help your renters comprehend the potential danger. At Real Property Management Preston Trails, we have the best interests of both tenants and your rental houses in mind. We can oversee any queries or concerns your tenants may have about proper firework usage and handle any connected complications that may emerge.
When it comes to the well-being and security of your real estate investment and your occupants, you need the kind of care and expertness that our team can render. Please contact us online or by phone at 214-477-6518 for more information.
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