Natural ways to fireproof your home!
Want to keep your family as safe as possible from fire? We have put together some safe and natural ways to help fireproof your home!
First, let's start with the yard. You will need to remove any dry or dead plants/weeds in the yard, even if they cannot be fully removed be sure to keep your yard watered. Try to keep all your trees and bushes trimmed, be sure to remove any branches or dead leaves that may fall into your yard. Plant fire resistant plants around your home, remember, not every plant will grow in the conditions you live in. Be sure to do your research and keep the plants alive and well!
Second, let's fireproof your home! If you see a fire close to your home, whether it be a wild fire or another property close to you, wet down your roof and any wood surfaces on the outside of your home. When remodeling, if you do not already have these on your home, consider using metal or tiles for your roof. Use fire retardant paints. For the outside of your home try to use stone or brick.
Last but certainly not least! Test your smoke detectors at least once a month, make sure to change the batteries at least two times a year. Make sure to always have a fire extinguisher handy in all areas of your home. Keep all trash on the outside of the home. And if a fire occurs near your home be sure to move all vehicles and gas cans away from your home. Be careful where your smoke and try not to use grills or fire pits when the weather is dry.
For insurance claim purposes, take pictures of the inside and outside of your home every year.