The #1 Tip for Home Fire Protection this Summer

One of the many beauties of this urban center is the easy access to nature given the vast number of parks, open spaces, and reserves maintained by city, county, regional, state, and national agencies. Summers in the San Francisco Bay Area is full of festivals, music, and other outdoor activities, frequently in these area parks. Unfortunately, summer activities and drought greatly increase the likelihood of wildfires.

Fire departments around the Bay Area, including Oakland, Fremont, Redwood City, and Marin suggest, and may even require, homeowners protect their property, in part, by keeping rooves and gutters clear of leaves, twigs, and other flammable debris.

While the advice may seem obvious, how often to you even think about the cleanliness of your roof and gutters?

The next question is, do you know how to safely and effectively clean your roof and gutters? Hiring a professional is really the way to go. Professionals have the right tools, knowledge, experience, and insurance to get the job done right.

Insurance? Yes, insurance.

Despite the number of great physical comedy scenes around cleaning gutters and hanging Christmas lights, the reality of the injuries possible when working on rooves are not a laughing matter. People who clean gutters for a living are less likely to be injured, and have better protection than what your home-owners insurance will probably cover.

For most of us, our home is our greatest asset – especially a home in the Bay Area. You do everything you can to avoid setting your home on fire from the inside, why not protect it from the outside as well?

Having your roof and gutters professionally cleaned this summer is one of the best ways to keep your home safe from the Bay Area’s biggest summer hazard: wildfire.