A well-prepared home is more likely to survive a bush fire. Even if your plan is to leave early, the more you prepare your home, the more likely it will survive a bush fire or ember attack; and a well-prepared home can also be easier for firefighters to defend.
The NSW Rural Fire Service recommends to keep your gutters free of leaves and twigs that could ignite a fire. Clean gutters also help water to flow to defend your home against fire threats.
Here are some basic maintenance tips from the NSW Rural Fire Service to help you prepare your property:
Follow our helpful guide “How to Clean Your Gutters” to learn how to thoroughly clean your gutters. Consider using a professional Sydney gutter cleaning service like The Gutter Cleaning Co. if you are not confident using ladders to access the roof, or if your gutters and downpipes are in hard-to-reach places.