Wildfire Risk Reduction

So you’ve just purchased your new home in the Shuswap in time for the summer, and you’re excited to get out on the lake, do some hiking, and take in the festivals and fairs that give our region so much character and colour. But then you start to hear about wildfires. The last thing you want is for your new property to be affected, but there are some things you can do.

Wildfires are a serious threat to homes and properties, posing a significant risk to both lives and structures. Implementing effective wildfire risk reduction measures is crucial in safeguarding your property and loved ones from the devastating impacts of fires.

One of the key components of wildfire risk reduction is proper vegetation management. Maintaining a defensible space around...

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Preparing Your Home for the Winter in BC

Winter in British Columbia is a beautiful and magical time, but it can also be harsh on your home if not properly prepared. The chilly temperatures, snowfall, and icy conditions can take a toll on your property if you're not proactive. That's why we've put together this handy guide to help you get your home winter-ready in BC.

1. Seal the Leaks: Keep the cold air out and the warm air in by sealing any leaks. Check windows and doors for drafts and use weatherstripping or caulk to seal any gaps. Don't forget to insulate your attic, walls, and floors to prevent heat loss and reduce energy bills.

2. Clean and Inspect Your Gutters: Before the heavy snowfall begins, make sure your gutters are clean and clear of any debris. This will prevent ice dams...

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