A spark is all it takes for your home to go up in flames and all your belongings with it. A wooden deck or porch can make it even more likely, especially during those summer months. How can you make your home less likely to catch fire? Here are some wildfire protection tips.
Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Do this often, and make sure they work. It can be the difference between life and death.
Get fire extinguishers
And make sure you check them regularly.
Clear the yard of debris
Fallen leaves, dead wood, or parts from a broken jungle gym are all kindling to a fire already raging. If a fire threat is imminent, move the outside furniture somewhere where it can’t ignite, and make sure you remember to move the welcome mat, too.
Remove tree branches lower than six feet
Don’t plant bushes directly beneath trees. This is literally adding fuel for the fire to reach higher.
Use non-flammable fencing
It’s worth investing in a fire-retardant fence if you live in a fire threat area.
Make sure your insurance policy is up to date
Even if you take all the necessary precautions, a fire can still do a lot of damage to your home. Make sure your insurance policies are up to date and include damage from fire.
If you live in a fire hazard area and are wondering if your insurance acknowledges this, get in touch. We will be happy to talk to you about your policy.