Holiday celebrations are synonymous with lighting sparklers and setting off colorful fireworks. Some of our happiest memories of ringing in the new year are filled with activities with the family, and it has become a sort of tradition. Fireworks can be a big part of the holiday fun, but for Helotes owners of rental homes, they can also be a dangerous risk. Despite all the much-needed preventive measures, a tiny mistake from the setting of small fireworks can risk you your property and personal injury. Any time you mix fire and explosives, there will always be a certain risk involved.
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 imagine how that happens: if you’ve never experienced a firework accidentally shooting underneath a parked car and felt a moment of sheer terror, you’re one of the lucky ones. All told the NFPA estimate that fireworks cause $43 million in property damage each year.
As a property owner in Helotes, you are right to be worried about your tenants lighting fireworks in, on, or nearby your rental homes. Even though we can definitely understand why they may feel compelled to stick with tradition, the statistics alone are a convincing cause to talk to your renters about not lighting fireworks at their rental property. One way to convince them to honor your request might be to offer them information on firework safety and the risks involved.
If that doesn’t seem to work, a reliable property management company will be of significant help to you. A company who understands the risks of fireworks and can help you and your tenants recognize the hazard involved. At Real Property Management Alamo, we have the best interests of both tenants and your rental property in mind. We can take care of any inquiries or apprehensions your tenants may have about proper firework usage and take care of any interrelated problems that may arise.
When it comes to the health and safety of your real estate investment and your tenants, you need the kind of concern and expertise that our team has to offer. Please contact us online or by phone at 210-600-5672 for more information.