Learn how you can stay safe this fire season.
As summer temperatures begin to rise, so does the risk of fire. If you live in an area prone to wildfires, then you know just how devastating a major fire can be. This is why it’s so important to take steps to protect your family and your home during fire season. Here are a few fire precautions you can take and also check with your insurance agent for other ideas.
Clear a Home Perimeter
One way to protect your home against the risk of fire is by creating a defensive perimeter around your home. To do this, you should remove debris, woodpiles, and overhanging trees from the areas immediately around your home and any that overhang your roof. You should keep the plants and lawn around your home well-watered. Taking these steps will keep a wildfire from immediately reaching your home and will allow more time to get the flames under control before they set your home ablaze.
During the summer months (specifically around Independence Day), many people become interested in shooting off fireworks. However, it’s important to remember that fireworks are dangerous and pose a serious fire risk. Not only are fireworks illegal in most states, but using fireworks irresponsibly could easily set dry brush or wood shake roofs or decks on fire, and quickly. This summer, it’s much safer to leave the fireworks to the experts.
Have an Escape Plan
It’s also important that you and your loved ones have a fire evacuation plan. Your plan should discuss all possible exits from your home and should cover where the family will meet once everyone is out of harms way. Make sure to practice this plan several times a year so your whole family knows what to do if a house or area fire does occur.
These are some of the safety tips you should keep in mind this fire season. Another way to give you and your family peace of mind is to make sure you have the proper insurance protections in place. For assistance with your personal insurance, contact the experts at Randy Jones Insurance Services in Pleasanton, California. We are ready to get you the coverage you need today.