Living in the Sacramento area, you know all too well the risk wildfires pose on your property. With the current drought, the “city of trees” has quickly been transformed into a hotbed of urban fire danger. Just last week, a blaze burned up around 73 acres in Sacramento County. Thankfully, forward progress was stopped before any homes or commercial property were damaged. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case, which means as someone living in the Land Park, Carmichael, Roseville, East Sacramento or Arden Park areas, you have to prepare your home, protecting it from urban fire danger. Here are a few tips on how to do just that and how covered gutters can help:
How to Keep Your Home Safe From Urban Fire Danger
Pay Attention to Your Gutters
Your gutters are a hotbed, literally for a spreading fire. Leaves and debris that make their home there and then dry out thanks to our extensive drought are just kindling for wildfires. Therefore, one important way to keep your home safer is to remove all debris from your gutters. You can either do this the hard way, by climbing up a ladder and cleaning them out yourself, or you can have us install our LeafGuard covered gutter system. This patented, liquid adhesive system works to keep leaves, sticks and debris of all kinds out of your gutters, only allowing water to pass through.
Do Some Landscaping
Another way to prevent your home from being an easy target for a spreading wildfire is to clean up your yard. Make sure that all dead vegetation is removed from your property. You might even consider cutting down branches that hang too close to your house from nearby trees. Make sure all leaves, branches, twigs and any other type of dry debris is raked up and removed from your property. Also, remove any dead plants and/or trees from your property. Anything that would be ideal fire kindling needs to be removed as soon as possible.
Relocate Combustible Materials
When wildfires are in the area, it’s important to upgrade your level of protection for your home. To do this, remove any combustible outdoor furniture from the premises. Relocated other types of combustible materials, too, like trash cans, recycling or garbage containers and any lumber or wood piles. It’s even a good idea to replace your doormat with one that’s fire-resistant.
Create a Perimeter of Safety
Ideally, you will create a perimeter of safety around your home. A zone where nothing is overly combustible or dead and extra dry. Once you have this in place, you have protected your home as best you can from an approaching wildfire.
Contact us Today
As mentioned above, keeping debris from gathering in your gutters is one important way to combat urban fire danger. Contact us at Byers to learn more about our Byers LeafGuard Gutters System. We happily offer free estimates on our systems to show you all the many benefits and the warranty on our products. Don’t wait another day to protect your home from wildfires, call us now!