Fire Prevention / Firewise ServicesLand Clearing NW
Fire Prevention / Firewise Services
Dwellings destroyed to wild land fires.
Studies show that up to 80% of homes that were destroyed by wildfires could have been saved if the brush around the homes had been cleared away. This would have created a safe zone around the buildings on the property.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources says that in the wild land-urban interface region, wildfires burn down homes every year. A place with a wild land-urban interface is one where people live near or even on land that is prone to wildfires.
A place with a wild land-urban interface is one where people live near or even on land that is prone to wildfires.
HOW DOES FORESTRY MULCHING Help Avoid THE LOSS OF PROPERTY?
The removal of flammable items from around a structure is an important step in the process of forest mulching, which plays an important role in preventing fires and safeguarding your buildings. Land Clearing NW offers this valuable service to people who own property.
WHAT IS “FIREWISE” FORESTRY MULCHING?
In the context of fire-wise forestry, the term “mulching” refers to the process of reducing the amount of fuel around a house by cutting down on the number of plants and other materials that can catch fire. The amount of water still in the leaves that are still standing is also increased. A “home ignition zone” includes both the building itself and the area up to 100–200 feet away from the house in all directions. When the risk of wildfire is high in some parts of the country, the house ignition zone is extended up to 200 feet away from the building.
“Firewise” is a set of practices that make it less likely for a house to catch fire by carefully landscaping the area around it. This can be done by thinning out trees and brush and choosing fire-resistant plants. It can also be done by choosing fire-resistant building materials and moving houses away from slopes.
By taking precautions and developing fire-wise practices, you may reduce the likelihood that a fire will destroy your valuable possessions.
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