Protect Your Home and Family from Wildfires

You can keep your home safe in the following ways:

  • Remove natural fuels, such as dry grass, brush and trees, from within 100 feet of your home.
  • Clean out your gutters.
  • Mow your lawn.
  • Cut down any dead branches that hang over your home’s roof and are near a chimney.
  • Prune branches on taller trees so that a ground fire cannot climb up to the tops of them.
  • Enclose the underside of porches and decks, this keeps fire from creeping under the house.

Plan ahead to protect your family and valuables in case of a wildfire:

  • Discuss what to do and escape routes to take should a fire start.
  • Teach every family member how to use a fire extinguisher.
  • Install smoke detectors on each level of your home, especially near bedrooms, it’s the law!
  • Make two copies of important documents, and keep the originals in a safe deposit or fireproof box.
  • Take a complete inventory of your home, garage and property.
  • This list could help you prove the value of what you owned should anything be damaged or destroyed and enable you to claim deduction on taxes.
  • Contact your home insurance agent with any questions about your policy’s coverage.
  • For a free home insurance quote, visit our Virtual Insurance Office.

As always, Vargas & Vargas Insurance is dedicated to keeping you and your family safe.  Call and speak to one of their helpful agents today at 877.550.0025, or visit their website, vargasinsurance.com.