The 4th of July is a beloved holiday by many, and your residents will no doubt be soaking up the summer rays and enjoying BBQs to celebrate.
Unlike most holidays, however, when evening draws near, the festivities truly begin in the form of celebratory fireworks. For property managers, this seemingly harmless fun can come with a lot of risk to your property and your tenants.
If your area allows personal fireworks–or even if they are prohibited–be certain that you convey your safety rules to your residents before the holiday arrives.
Moreover, follow these safety tips to create a safe and fun situation for everyone involved.
Residents can forget to take the proper safety measures needed to protect your property. Ensure that fire extinguishers and fire safety information is readily available.
Remember, fireworks are fun, but they are still flammable material. Never allow children to ignite or play with fireworks, and never leave children unsupervised around fireworks.
Should you allow residents to ignite personal fireworks on or near your property, require that they have a hose or water bucket available to safely dispose of smoldering refuse.
Protecting your property by disallowing personal fireworks this year? Treat your residents by arranging for shuttle pick-up or initiating a carpool to the nearest city fireworks display.
Send out rule reminders before the 4th of July so residents know exactly what will and will not be permitted.
There is no need to chose between safety or fun. This 4th of July, savvy property managers and landlords have the opportunity to create an environment dedicated to the enjoyment of their tenants, while still practicing risk mitigation for their units. Remember, this is an opportunity to wow your residents and remind them why they love to live at your property in the first place!