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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Hardening Your Home

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5 DIY (Do It Yourself) Ways to Create Defensible Space to Attain a Hardened Home:

1. Regularly clean your roof, gutters, decks, and the base of walls regularly to avoid the

accumulation of fallen leaves, needles and other flammable materials

2. Ensure all combustible/ignitable materials are removed from underneath, on top of, or

within five feet of a deck.

3. Remove vegetation or other combustible/ignitable materials that are within five feet of

windows and glass doors.

4. Replace wood mulch products within five feet of all structures with noncombustible

products such as dirt, stone, or gravel.

5. Remove all dead or dying grass, plants, shrubs, trees, branches, leaves, weeds, and pine

needles within 30 feet of all structures or to the property line.

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