Throughout the last few years, the state of California has suffered from record-setting wildfires. We are no stranger to hot, dry conditions, but the risks associated with those factors become even further amplified during the summer months when drought-like conditions reach their peak. That is why it is essential to take the proper steps to positively contribute to fire prevention and weed abatement. First and foremost, property owners are responsible for maintaining their high weeds throughout the dry season. In California’s prevailing drought conditions, it is crucial to stay on top of the upkeep and maintain a defensible space to protect your property investments. Here are a few other important fire safety precautions that you should abide by:
· Remove all dead limbs that overhang any part of a structure.
· Clear away any flammable vegetation that is located within 10 feet of woodpiles and storage containers.
· Clear pine needles, leaves, and other debris from your roof.
· Provide a defensible space that extends at least 30 feet out from your building in all directions and perform high weed abatement out to 100 feet.
· Consider fire-safe landscape design enhancements that double your property’s defense layer.