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

Friends roasting marshmallows on a backyard fire pit The backyard fire pit is a regular but popular outdoor element that is made to securely confine a fire while furthermore imparting warmth and beauty. Fire pits come in several sizes, forms, and materials, take for example stone, brick, metal, and concrete, and add an exceptional and homey atmosphere to an outdoor location, making it feel comfortably snug and inviting. Besides that, fire pits can be taken advantage of to stretch out the use of outdoor living space into the winter months, contributing warmth and comfort.

When permitting a fire pit to be built and used at your rental property, there are a lot of safeguards you can take to protect both your investment and your tenants. These are just a few:

  • Analyze local regulations and be sure to obtain any needed licenses before building or using a fire pit.
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby, in the event of an emergency.
  • Build your fire pit in a secure area, at least 10 feet away from trees, structures, and flammable items.
  • Ensure to use a fire pit screen to effectively keep sparks from flying out of the fire pit.
  • Always oversee the fire and keep children and pets safely away from the fire pit.


It is relevant to know that fire pits can be hazardous if not handled carefully and perfectly well. A poorly constructed or positioned fire pit, the inept use of combustible materials, and a lack of oversight can all have devastating consequences. Here is what you should always keep in mind 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 are the cause of excessive smoke or noxious fumes.
  • Do NOT leave the fire unobserved, even for just a while.
  • Do NOT overload the fire pit with excess blocks of wood, which can cause the fire to become unmanageable.
  • Do NOT use wet or green wood, which can lead to so much irritating smoke and sparks.


One of the prime reasons why backyard fire pit safety is crucial is to carefully prevent accidental fires. A stray ember or spark can immediately ignite nearby flammable materials, take for example dry grass, leaves, or wooden structures. Also take note, strong winds can carry embers outside the fire pit and quickly start a fire anyplace in the yard or even next door properties. This can be the cause of huge property destruction and even loss of life. By carefully regarding and applying the do’s and don’ts of backyard fire pits and any local regulations, you can help always make sure that your outdoor gatherings are greatly enjoyable and safe for everyone involved.

At Real Property Management Associates, we take into account what it takes to care for your real estate investment and keep it safe and secure. Our meticulous 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 troubled about your residents unexpectedly burning your Weymouth rental house down when we’re on the job. For more valuable information, please contact us online or call us at 508-509-4485 today!

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