One of Homeowners recently experienced a mulch fire that caused minor damage to the exterior of the home.
Thousands of mulch fires are reported annually in every state. Mulch fires occur year-round but primarily in the summer when there is little rainfall. As a result, vegetation and landscaping materials become dried out, allowing for easy ignition. Often, this burning mulch is up against the side of a residentice where it can go unnoticed. This burning/smoldering mulch may eventually ignite the underneath of the siding and then spread into the structural components of the building and cause extensive damage.
TIPS TO PREVENT MULCH FIRES
In order to reduce the potential for a fire in landscaping mulch, follow these guidelines:
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