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Gutters and Fire Risk

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Gutters are an important part of your home, serving a number of key functions. Effective gutters can help to keep your home in good condition, reducing the likelihood of water damage through effective drainage.

However, you may have also heard that roof gutters are associated with fire risk. Fire services often advise people to keep their roof gutters clear, especially during periods of higher fire risk.

By keeping your roof gutters clear of leaves and bark, your home is less vulnerable in fire risk situations. It might make it easier for a fire service to protect your home, or to minimise damage, during a fire event. This is one of many steps that can help reduce fire danger.

Of course, leaves and bark make for an effective fuel for a fire. This dry, flammable material can easily catch alight during a fire situation, creating a higher fire risk for your home.

A gutter that has not been cleaned is likely to have a build-up of this debris, especially if you live in an area with plenty of trees around. This is why it’s recommended that you look into regular gutter cleaning.

An alternative to gutter cleaning is to invest in a gutter protection system. An effective gutter protection system will prevent a build-up of leaves and other debris, acting as a leaf guard for your gutters.

Many fire services recommend considering this gutter protection option, because it takes away the need to keep your maintenance up to date. This means that, in times of high fire risk, you have already taken a step towards protecting your home and family.

Fire risk involves many different factors, in many different parts of your home. By taking steps such as preparing your roof gutters, you can be proactive about this risk. For more information about gutter protection, you can contact the friendly team at Four Seasons Gutter Protection.

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