It takes more than a simple smoke detecting system to prepare our house for raging wildfire during a dry summer. Many houses are located next the woods and grass plains that can catch fire during the summer. The whole family could be affected by a massive wildfire and there are cases when the whole neighbourhood are obliterated. So, it is important to be prepared right now. In fact, it is actually possible to make our house less affected by fire. As an example, we could use some proper landscaping technique. A few subtle and simple techniques could make our more resistant.
It is important for homeowners to have a proper awareness during high risk season. When the wildfire is approaching, time is crucial. Often, it takes only a few hours for the fire to reach our house since it is first reported, so time is crucial. We should stay aware of the possible threats and we need to get early warning. In general, fire can be negated with enough moisture, so we should make water our greatest ally to fight wildfire. After we make sure that the house is properly protected, it is important to secure the house and evacuate immediately. Hopefully, our house will stay intact we go back from the evacuation center.
Disaster can be prevented by proper landscaping and when the wildfire is already spreading, there will be no time for us to change the way plants and trees are positioned. When we are landscaping for our house, we should make sure that plants and trees are not located near the woods or grass plains. They could catch fire and transfer the flame to other plants in our property and eventually to our house. We should also consider planting fire-resistant plants that will simply charred by not catch fire. We should be able to put proper covers around our house and any opening should be covered.
Another important factor to fireproof our house is by using non-flammable material. Simple brick wall, aluminum frame and fireproof roofing would be enough to prevent fire enter the house. Precision Roofing Inc can help you find the right time of fireproof roofing for your home. Curtain should be removed immediately from windows, because there’s a chance that the windows will break due to intense heat and cause our interior to catch fire. It also means that other flammable furniture can be moved to inner parts of the house quickly. This will require some proper planning about the layout of our interior.Another thing that we need to consider is by making a fire tool box.
The box should contain everything that we need to prepare our house hours before the wildfire reaches the neighbourhood. Fireproof garden house, industry grade water sprinklers and machetes should also be included. We should already determine strategic positions where sprinklers should be located, such as lawn, trees and roof. Before we evacuate the house, we could turn on the sprinklers, so moisture on trees, grass, plants, roof and wall will provide an extra layer of protection against wildfire.