House fires and wildfires can wreak havoc and cause major loss. These are extremely difficult situations to have to go through. While we are here for you every step of the way if fire damage occurs, we don’t ever want to anyone to have to go through it. Here are some tips and tricks you can use to prepare your home and make it more resistant to both internal and external fire factors.
- Keep your landscaping clean and green: remove dead plants on a regular basis and be sure to check that your plants are nicely watered and are not too dry. Dryer vegetation and plants are more likely to catch fire. You can also trim the lower hanging branches of your trees and branches that are close to the home or other structures.
- Clean your Screens: be sure to clean your window screens, window tracks, and air vent filters on a regular basis. A good rule of thumb is every 3-6 months
- Replace single pane windows: stronger, tempered glass windows provide better protection against fires, and other external nuisances for that matter!
- Smoke Alarms: be sure to install smoke alarms in all bedrooms, halls, and living areas in your home. You should also test these once a month and change the batteries if they are not working.
Should a fire occur, be sure to have practiced, rehearsed escape plan for the whole family. Remain as calm as possible and exit the building. Never go back in for anything. Give us a call! We can provide victim assistance packages and once the fire is put out, we can secure the property by boarding up any entrance points to the home that may have occurred due to damage. We will also respect your time and we empathize with your loss. We will work with your insurance company to help facilitate the claim and make it as easy as possible to navigate the challenges of a fire loss.