The 4th of July is nearly here, and unfortunately, many house fires happen during the week of this holiday. Here at The Mitchell Agency LLC, serving the states of Alabama and Georgia, we want to help you minimize the chances of a firework starting a fire near or on your home.
Ways you can protect your home from damage during fireworks:
Clean Your Gutters
One of the ways that you can protect your home from damage during the 4th of July is to clean your gutters. Fireworks and ashes can land in your gutters, and if there is debris in the gutter, a fire can start. Cleaning your gutters is important to the flow of water through the trough, so completing this task has many benefits in addition to protecting your home from firework damage.
Attend to Your Landscaping
Another way to protect your home from damage during the 4th of July is to attend to your landscaping. Trim back overgrown trees, remove dead growth from shrubs and bushes, and mow your yard. Dead growth and overgrowth are more likely to catch fire, so by eliminating this, you reduce your risk of a fire.
Spray Down Your Roof and Mulch
Lastly, take the time to spray down your roof and your mulch prior to the evening. Your roof and mulch retain moisture, which can help prevent them from catching fire if sparks, fireworks, or ash land on them.
We Are Here To Help
Unfortunately, despite your best efforts, you cannot prevent all types of damage from happening with fireworks during the 4th of July. This is why it is so important to have the right home insurance coverage and the right coverage levels. Here at The Mitchell Agency LLC, serving Alabama and Georgia homeowners, we can help you get the coverage you need. Call us now to get started.