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What to Do if Your Houston Tenants Want to Deep Fry Their Thanksgiving Turkey

Homemade Smoked Turkey Dinner for Thanksgiving Dinner in HoustonAs the seasons turn and the weather cools down, a lot of us start thinking about the approaching autumn season and everything that comes with it. Lots of people enjoy having a Thanksgiving meal with their families and friends, but not everyone likes the traditional oven-roasted bird. Instead, they might try to deep fry an entire turkey!

Expectedly, the number of injuries connected to deep-frying a turkey have gone up together with the popularity of this cooking method. Deep frying a turkey is a particularly dangerous cooking method for numerous reasons. A turkey fryer involves having a large vat of oil heated by an open flame burner. If the turkey is not fully thawed, the leftover ice in the turkey may react with the oil upon submersion and cause it to overflow and ignite.

Similarly, if the fryer has an excess of oil in it, simply putting the turkey in can cause the oil to spill and ignite. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that over 1,000 residential fires are started by a turkey fryer every year, leading to the destruction of almost 900 homes and causing 60 injuries and 5 deaths. In fact, the stance of the NFPA is that turkey fryers are not safe to use by even the most knowledgeable and cautious person out there.

As a Houston rental property owner, having reasonable rules concerning the use of open flames and oil cooking is important. Just as deep frying a turkey at Thanksgiving presents serious risks to both your renters’ health and your property’s safety, other cooking methods that require the use of open flames or great amounts of hot oil should be banned. Summer s’mores and backyard roasting pits might produce delicious treats, but the methods used to cook them are a serious hazard as well and should be prohibited.

To guarantee lease compliance and ensure that your tenants are not putting themselves or your property in danger, regular property evaluations should be a significant part of your property management plan. That is why Real Property Management Heritage has property evaluations as a regular service, making certain that your renters are following their lease agreement and that their festivities don’t endanger your rental home. Do you want to find out more about our property management services and how they can benefit you? Contact us online or give us a call at 832-708-8157 today.

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