If your home is located in a woodland setting, rural area or remote mountain site, you may be all too familiar with the occurrence of wildfires. While they often begin quietly, they can spread quickly, igniting brush, trees and homes in their path. You can reduce your risk by following these tips to help protect your family, home and property from wildfire.
You may feel helpless against an encroaching wildfire, but rest assured that there are plenty of things you can do to limit its damage. Here are some steps to follow if there is the threat of a wildfire in your area.
If you are building a new home or addition in a wildfire-prone area or rebuilding after damage from a wildfire, understand that choices made during the construction process can go a long way in helping to protect your home and property from extensive damage. Here are some things to consider:
Your number one concern during a wildfire should be to keep yourself and your family safe. Everything else can be replaced. If conditions become too dangerous, you should immediately evacuate your home. Your Chubb Homeowners policy will respond to any covered loss in these cases. If you still have time to act and the fires have not yet threated your safety, here are some things you can do to mitigate the damage:
Once the fire is completely out and authorities say it is safe to return to your home, follow these steps to begin the cleanup process. First, be sure to inspect the roof and exterior from a distance for any sparks or embers as they could reignite.