Australia is one of the most fire-prone countries on earth and bushfires can cause widespread devastation. In the right conditions, a small fire can easily become a massive one if not quickly controlled. When weather, topography, vegetation and fuel combine to defeat the best efforts of firefighters, bushfires can cause millions of dollars in damage and claim lives.
With bushfire season on the horizon, experts are warning that people should begin preparing early and take steps to protect their home.
Residents who live in high-risk areas are being urged to take precautions and prepare by putting together a fire-survival plan and taking practical steps around the home.
Local fire services recommend that you have your gutters regularly cleaned to help protect your home and reduce the spread of fire. It is important to ensure that your gutters are free from any debris, as leaves can act as fuel for stray embers. 90% of homes caught in a bushfire are lost to “ember attack”, where spot fires are ignited by burning twigs, leaves or pieces of bark that are carried by the wind. These embers can land in a home’s guttering and ignite the property if the gutters have not been well-maintained. It is recommended that all homeowners in bushfire prone areas have their gutter professionally cleaned before it is too late.
Be proactive and get your home prepared today. Call the gutter cleaning specialists on 1300 654 253.