Each week, we share a practical landscaping or building tip from the Village’s Fire Resilient Community Fact Sheet.
Fire resilient rebuilding Tip #7: Clean gutters and remove any debris that gathers under decks and in corners.
Gutters can provide a place for combustible debris like leaves and pine needles to accumulate. Embers and sparks can travel and easily ignite these materials. Consider adding mesh screens to gutters and clean them regularly.
Remove all combustible debris from under and around your deck
Find other fire resilient rebuilding tips in the fact sheet online or pick up a copy at the Village Office or Parish Hall.