Take control and fireproof your home. A vast majority of fire outbreaks happen within the home. Here at Judd Fire Protection, we work with homeowners and business owners alike to give them the power to protect their properties. House fires are entirely avoidable. You and your family don’t have to be victims of a fire emergency. Having a fire safety plan and having the right devices in your home is crucial. We’re here to share how you can fireproof your home in six essential ways. Keep reading!
1) Protect Your Backyard
Keep combustibles at least 30-35 feet away from your home. Pine needles and dried vegetation are flammable. During dry seasons, it’s crucial to prune and tend to shrubs. Raking up pine needles and tree bark lessen the chance of a fire.
2) Use Plants That Aren’t Susceptible to Fire
Birch, Maple, Poplar, and Cherry trees are all more fire-resistant than other options. Flammable plants include tall grass, spruce, pine, cedar, and juniper. Cedar shrubs are also highly flammable. You can enjoy your lovely landscape, keep the flammable plants far from your house, and create a break between your hedges and home.
3) Tend to Your Roof
Keeping your gutters free from debris. Leaves and pine needles can be a fire hazard. Consistently cleaning your roof, applying a fire-retardant, and inspecting your roof will prevent a house fire. Also, if you notice that your roof has broken shingles, you need to address this ASAP.
4) Use Fire Retardants That Are Good for the Environment
Eco-friendly fire retardant spray is less risky to your home and landscape. You can also spray your shed with an Eco-friendly fire retardant periodically.
5) Renovate With the Right Materials
Talk to your contractor to make sure that they’re using fireproof materials when they’re fixing your roof or reinstalling your siding. Double-paned windows and make sure that your fireplace doors are fire-resistant as well.
6) Make Sure That Your Windows are Sturdy
Durable windows keep a fire outbreak from shattering them within a few minutes. Once again, double-paned windows are some of the best options when you want to for keeping out fires. They also help with energy-efficiency because they’re less likely to crack and are ideal for keeping air out.
Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience in designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480 or contact us online. For more fire safety tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.