Spring Cleaning Reminders

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

When you do your spring cleaning, don’t forget to clean up your yard! One of the most important steps to reducing wildfire risks is to prepare and maintain your own home. The transition from winter to spring is the perfect time to get on top of wildfire danger. Here are 5 easy steps to improving your defensible space:

  1. Prune dead and low-hanging tree limbs 6 to 10 feet from the ground around the house.
  2. Keep roof and gutters free from leaves and needles.
  3. Store all gas, oil and other chemicals away from the house. This includes propane tanks on BBQ pits.
  4. Relocate your woodpile and any leftover building materials at least 30’ from the house. NOTE: It is best to not locate the woodpile directly uphill or downhill of any structures.
  5. Enclose spaces under porches, decks, foundations and overhangs, and roof/attic vent openings with 1/8” metal screening.

For more steps on how to reduce wildfire risk, check below: WILDFIRE DEFENSIBLE SPACE