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

Friends roasting marshmallows on a backyard fire pit The backyard fire pit is a nice and popular outdoor detail that is configured to safely and properly confine a fire while additionally extending warmth and appeal. Fire pits come in a stack of sizes, forms, and materials, such as stone, brick, metal, and concrete, and add an exceptionally alluring atmosphere to an outdoor location, making it feel cozily snug and inviting. At the same time, fire pits can be utilized to easily extend the use of outdoor living space far into the winter months, giving off warmth and comfort.

When sanctioning a fire pit to be put into service at your rental property, there are some security measures you can take to protect both your investment and your tenants. These include:

  • Check carefully local regulations and procure any required licenses before putting up or using a fire pit.
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby, just in case an emergency happens.
  • Build your fire pit in a secure area, at least 10 feet away from trees, structures, and flammable items.
  • Make sure to put up a fire pit screen to hold back sparks from flying out of the fire pit.
  • Always attend to the fire and keep children and pets at a cautiously safe distance from the fire pit.


It is majorly critical to recognize that fire pits can be hazardous if not handled wisely and with utmost care. A poorly constructed or positioned fire pit, the neglectful use of combustible materials, and a lack of oversight can all have devastating consequences. Here is what you should ensure NOT to do:

  • Do NOT use gasoline, kerosene, or any other accelerants to ever start or maintain the fire.
  • Do NOT burn trash, leaves, or other materials that stir up so much bothersome smoke or potentially harmful fumes.
  • Do NOT leave the fire unsupervised, even for just a very short time.
  • Do NOT overload the fire pit with so much wood, which can induce the fire to become strong and unpredictable.
  • Do NOT use wet or green wood, which can lead to too much annoying smoke and sparks.


One of the common reasons why backyard fire pit safety is seriously important is to keep away from accidental fires. A stray ember or spark can, in no time, ignite nearby flammable materials, specifically dry grass, leaves, or wooden structures. Also, take careful note, strong winds can carry embers outside the fire pit and set in motion a fire around anywhere in the yard or even to closeby properties. This can stir up so much property destruction and even loss of life. By properly obeying the do’s and don’ts of backyard fire pits and any local regulations, you can help make sure that your outdoor gatherings are enjoyable and free from danger for everyone involved.

At Real Property Management Prime, we truly comprehend what it takes to maintain and keep secure your real estate investment. Our comprehensive and professional property management services offer apt and excellent oversight of your rental homes and can give you total peace of mind. You won’t need to be worried about your residents unthinkingly burning your Catonsville rental house down when we’re always on the job. For more practical and valuable information, please contact us online or call us at 410-415-1736 today!

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