Tips for Protecting Your Property Against Fire in Mission Valley
Fire Protection Tips for Mission Valley Homeowners
SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants Mission Valley residents to be safe and prepared for wildfire season this year. The San Diego County website offers information on ways to protect your home from fire:
- Existing trees and large shrubs should be pruned by cutting off any branches up to 6 feet above the ground to prevent ground fires from spreading upwards into trees.
- For fire truck access, remove vegetation within 10 feet of each side of your driveway.
- Remove any tree limbs within 10 feet of your chimney.
- Work with your neighbors to clear common areas between houses.
- Avoid planting trees under or near electrical lines.
- Any removed trees may be chipped and left on your property if they don’t present a fire hazard. Contact your local fire agency to find out how to do this.
- Don’t forget to legally dispose of all your cut vegetation. You may contact your local landfill to inquire about green waste recycling.
- Stack firewood and scrap woodpiles at least 50 feet from any structure and clear away any combustible vegetation within 10 feet of the piles.
- Check and clean your roofs and gutters on all structures several times during the spring, summer, and fall to remove debris that can easily ignite from a spark.
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