Don’t give fire fuel to burn
Spring is here and with it, warmer temperatures. Californians are no stranger to fire season and even though we still have some rainy days ahead, summer is right around the corner.
Every year, SERVPRO of Hesperia/Apple Valley and SERVPRO of Barstow/Twentynine Palms get a ton of calls for wildfire or smoke damage. Nay a year goes by that a major fire doesn’t break out somewhere in southern California near a populated area. 2018 taught the state a valuable lesson when it comes to fire safety and preparation and since then, the state has been far more vigilant with its resources. Firefighters were overworked due to the sheer amount and respective sizes of the Carr and Holy fires, as well as the numerous other fires that broke out that year.
How can you as an individual minimize your risk for fire damage? There are a few simple (and free) steps you can take.
- Maintain rain gutters and other areas where leaves and other vegetation gather. This is to reduce the likelihood of embers or flames jumping to roofs or yards where a fuel source is present.
- Fully extinguish cigarettes and other flammable debris before discarding. It is not only dangerous to throw cigarette butts on the ground; it’s illegal.
- Call SERVPRO of Hesperia/Apple Valley or SERVPRO of Barstow/Twentynine Palms if all else fails and your home or business experience fire damage. With over 50 years of experience in fire damage restoration, we are your go-to resource 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Fire safety is no joke and we can all do our part to help reduce the risk of damage!