Arizona Summers Bring Wildfire Dangers - Call SERVPRO of Gilbert/Chandler South/Ahwatukee and South Tempe
With summer around the corner so are Arizona wildfires. Wildfires can strike almost anywhere. Whether started by lightning strikes or by human negligence, wildfires can be one of the most destructive and powerful forces of nature.
The threat of wildfires, though generally thought to be a problem for rural areas, can spread to suburbs and other populated areas. Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S. and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk.
Here are some friendly tips about safety during these seasons. Residents need to work together to make their neighborhoods and much safer from wildfires. Maintaining the landscaping, keeping your lawn hydrated and keeping your property clear of debris are easy and effective ways to prevent fuel for wildfires. Move flammable materials like propane tanks and wood piles at least 30 feet from your home foundation.
Make an Emergency Supply Kit which includes items like non-perishable food, water, flashlights and batteries and a battery powered radio. This kit can be made portable and be kept in your car or an easily accessible area of your home.
If fire damages your property, it can throw your life into chaos. Even if your property doesn’t suffer fire damage, there may be smoke and soot residues left to clean up. If cleaned improperly, the effects and odors can linger long after the fire is put out. From the structure to the contents, SERVPRO of Gilbert/Chandler South/Ahwatukee and South Tempe used the latest training and technology to leave your property smelling fresh and clean.