Am I Safe from a Wildfire?
In recent years it seems like there are more wild fires then ever.
Many times we have no control if we are going to lose our home to a wildfire but there are things we can do to prepare and hopefully at times save our home.
So be prepared. Create a defensible space around your home. Keep at least 30 feet between your home and your potential sources.
Clean and remove all dead and dry leaves and pine needles from your yard, roof and rain gutters.
Create a separation between trees, shrubs and items that would catch fire. These could be things like patio furniture, wood piles , swing sets etc.
If there is a wildfire in the area be prepared.
Stay aware of the latest news and updates from your local media and fire department.
Get your family, home and pets prepared to evacuate.
Place an emergency supply kit and other valuables in your vehicle.
Close and protect your home’s openings, these could be the attic and basement doors and vents, windows, garage doors and pet doors to prevent embers from penetrating your home.
Connect garden hoses and fill any pools, hot tubs, garbage cans, tubs, or other large containers with water.
Leave as early as possible, before you’re told to evacuate.
Be Safe and always remember that SERVPRO of Howard County is here to help. 410-465-7333