Clear leaves from roof and gutters


Clear leaves, twigs, bark and other debris from roof and gutters.

In Australia, we love the beauty of the natural landscape and trees are an important for shade and wildlife. However, when it comes to bushfires, any debris that builds up on your roof or in gutters provides fuel for fires. Consider installing metal leaf guards in your gutters to prevent leaves, twigs and small branches accumulating. Leaf guards are primarily used to keep gutters and downpipes clear of leaves for improved storm drainage, but have a secondary benefit of keeping bushfire fuel from accumulating. If you know there's a fire in the area, plug the ends of the gutters and fill them with water, as a fire deterrent. 

Remove bark and wooden sleepers from areas in the garden near the house, to prevent them catching alight and enabling a fire path.