As a landlord, you have a lot of responsibilities that you need to keep in mind at all times.
One of the most important ones is doing everything within your power to ensure that your rental properties are as “fireproof” as possible. There’s no guarantee that a fire won’t ever affect one of your properties due to an accident but you can do your best to prevent them and to make sure that they are extinguished quickly in the event that they do take place.
About once every year, you should inspect your properties and do a fire risk assessment to gauge any potential risks that could result in fires.
You should make sure the electrical systems are up to code, check to see that fire extinguishers are functional and present within the properties, and take a look at the types of furniture that are being used in your rental homes and/or apartments. Furniture made out of fire resistant materials is always your best bet.
Ensure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order.
Additionally, you should make sure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are installed and in working order within your rental properties. If a fire ever takes place, these detectors could help save lives and reduce the damage that is done to your properties.
You should also consider installing sprinkler systems inside of the properties that will kick on if a fire ever starts
Just make sure you have routine maintenance done on these systems so that you know they are ready to turn on at the first sign of danger.
It can be hard to keep an eye on a large number of rental properties at one time in an effort to prevent fires.
Davis Ulmer can help give you the peace of mind that comes along with knowing you have done everything you can do to reduce the risk of fires in your properties.
Request a quote from us today and find out more about how we can help make your properties safer. We are the full-service fire protection company that works with properties all over the Northeast region of the United States.