When we visualize holiday merrymaking, our recollections often consist of lighting sparklers and igniting brightly colored fireworks. Fireworks can be a big part of the holiday fun, but for Hendersonville 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 mix fire and explosives, there is a real possibility of not only personal injury but damage to the property 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 Hendersonville, you are correct to be concerned about your tenant’s lighting fireworks in, on, or in the vicinity of your rental buildings. 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 Investor’s Choice, we have the best interests of both tenants and your rental buildings in mind. We can supervise any inquiries or concerns your tenants may have about proper firework usage and handle any related difficulties that may occur.
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 615-810-9578 for more information.