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Recently, the smoke from record-setting wildfires in California passed over almost the entirety of the United States and even made its way across the ocean into other countries. While it’s true that the west coast seems to get the majority of wildfires each year, there is a possibility of wildfires in nearly any kind of densely wooded area. If you live in such a location, what can you do to protect your property from the threat of wildfires?

Probably one of the most important things you can do is to limit the amount of fuel around your property. Things like piles of branches or leaves are obvious, but you might also consider removing vines from your home, pruning branches and shrubs that are within 15 feet of a chimney, and removing tree limbs that are within 15 feet of the ground.

These are just a few things that a home inspector can recommend to help you reduce the risk of fires. Schedule an inspection with us today to get even more helpful suggestions.

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