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Wildfire preparation for San Diego homes and businesses

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Prepare your San Diego home for wildfire season by following these tips.

With the rising number of wildfires affecting the state of California, and the wildfires that San Diego has seen over the past 20 years, preparation is key when it comes to minimizing potential fire, smoke, or soot damage to your San Diego home or business.

While wildfires pose particular threats because they often begin unnoticed and can spread quickly, there are some things you can and should do to help prepare.


Keep your home maintained by cleaning your gutters regularly, and make sure your smoke alarms are working and you have a few fire extinguishers handy and operational. If you have a multi-level home, have an escape ladder available.


Consider landscaping your home with wildfire safety in mind. Use fire-resistant shrubs and trees. Rock, stone, crushed concrete flower beds and gardens can provide ground cover for bare spaces and could act as firebreaks.

Defensible space

Ensure you have defensible space between structures and natural growth that is free of brush, trees and grasses. Move wood  piles away from your home.


Create a survival kit, map out an evacuation plan, and create a home inventory of all your belongings.

If you or someone you know suffers damage from a wildfire, call SERVPRO of Centre City/Uptown at 619-583-2133. We work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are a preferred vendor for most insurance companies. We'll hold your hand every step of the way.

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