Preventive Maintenance Tips

  • Always dispose of cigarettes carefully.
  • Conduct regular maintenance to reduce the opportunity for brush fires.
  • Control the height of ground vegetation and mow the grass often.
  • Keep the roof clear. Sweep gutters and eaves, and wash the roof on a regular basis to get rid of dry needles and leaves.
  • Provide enough water to keep plants healthy and green. Keep irrigation systems in good working order.
  • Remove dead and accumulated vegetation, and dispose of it properly.
  • Remove low hanging branches. Also, remove tree limbs around chimneys.
  • Remove or thin the dead wood and the older trees beyond 100 feet from the house. Store and use flammable liquids properly.
  • Top trees only when necessary as topping creates too many lower branches that can increase the fire danger.