Every year wildfire damages numerous properties and causes a huge financial loss. If you are in an area prone to wildfires, you will probably have already prepared your home in some way, however, it is still a different thing entirely if a fire actually occurs. To help you prevent any fire damage, we will lost the top tips in this article to help you keep your home from any harm.
Now, as obvious as it might seem, the very first thing you should do is call the fire department at the first sight of a fire. However, once that is done, there are still plenty of things you can do yourself to protect your property and your family.
Once you alarmed the fire department, get your family out of the house and into safety. Now it is time to prevent any major damage by removing some risk factors. First, remove all the combustibles in your house. Hide them somewhere where the fire cannot reach the flammable goods. Also protect important papers and other goods by either removing them out of the house completely once you are leaving or cover them with a non-flammable tarp. Next, close all doors, windows and anything else that could easily let the fire into your home. In fact, according to Pioneer Restoration, a water damage and fire repair company in Bend, preventing fire damage can save your home over 6 figures a year.
After that is done you need to look for any open or hidden fuel sources. Turn off the gas and anything else that could fuel the fire and cause more damage to your home. Now, turn on any water sources inside and outside of the home. Fill up pools, tubs and anything else that can hold water. Once that is done, the next thing to do is to take yourself into safety and as far away from the fire as possible.