Protect Your Home This Bushfire Season
The Australian bushfire season runs from July to February each year. We can't control the fires but we can control how we protect our home.
Here are some basic maintenance tips to prepare your property:
Clean your gutters of leaves and twigs
Install metal gutter guards
Repair damaged or missing tiles on the roof
Install fine metal mesh screens on windows and doors
Fit seals around doors and windows to eliminate gaps
Enclose the areas under the house
Repair or cover gaps in external walls
Attach a fire sprinkler system to gutters
Keep lawns short and gardens well maintained
Cut back trees and shrubs overhanging buildings
Clean up fallen leaves, twigs and debris around the property
Have hoses long enough to reach around your house
If you have a pool, tank or dam, put a Static Water Supply (SWS) sign on your property entrance, so firefighters know where they can get water
Check and maintain adequate levels of home and contents insurance. Ensure it is up to date.
If you need some assistance with who to talk to, Mark Williams Architects can help.
Information Sourced: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/prepare-your-property