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

Friends roasting marshmallows on a backyard fire pit The backyard fire pit is a well-liked and in-demand outdoor item that is used to effectively confine a fire while thus contributing warmth and delight. Fire pits come in many different sizes, forms, and materials, such as stone, brick, metal, and concrete, and add a unique as well as distinct atmosphere to an outdoor area, making it feel snugly warm and inviting. Besides, fire pits can be built to augment and expand the use of outdoor living space into the winter months, extending warmth and comfort.

When permitting a fire pit to be put to use at your rental property, there are several protective measures you can take to protect both your investment and your tenants. These are as follows:

  • Look into local regulations and procure any much-needed licenses before putting up or using a fire pit.
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby, in the unfortunate event of an emergency.
  • Build your fire pit in a secure area, at least 10 feet away from trees, structures, and flammable items.
  • Use a fire pit screen to effectively keep sparks from flying out of the fire pit.
  • Always be watchful of the fire and keep children and pets at a distance from the fire pit.


It is imperative to put in mind that fire pits can be hazardous if not handled safely and carefully. A poorly constructed or positioned fire pit, the unacceptable use of combustible materials, and a lack of oversight can all have devastating consequences. Here is what you should nail down NOT to do:

  • Do NOT use gasoline, kerosene, or any other accelerants to begin or maintain the fire.
  • Do NOT burn trash, leaves, or other materials that provoke a whole lot of smoke or injurious fumes.
  • Do NOT leave the fire unheeded, even for a short time.
  • Do NOT overload the fire pit with excess wood, which can contribute to the fire becoming out of control.
  • Do NOT use wet or green wood, which can result in excessively irritating smoke and sparks.


One of the major reasons why backyard fire pit safety is very important is to keep off accidental fires. A stray ember or spark can directly and easily ignite nearby flammable materials, such as dry grass, leaves, or wooden structures. Besides that, strong winds can carry embers outside the fire pit and begin a fire all over the yard or even in nearby properties. This can provoke crucial property damage and even loss of life. By being guided by and implementing the do’s and don’ts of backyard fire pits and any local regulations, you can help nail down that your outdoor gatherings are certainly enjoyable and safe for everyone involved.

At Real Property Management Apex, we truly understand what it takes to safely protect your real estate investment. Our ll-encompassing and professional property management services impart more than satisfactory oversight of your rental homes and can give you total peace of mind. You won’t need to be upset or anxious with your residents carelessly burning your Belton rental house down when we’re on the job. For more beneficial and timely information, please contact us online or call us at 254-732-1599 today!


Originally Published on July 20, 2018

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