While homeowners facing natural disasters are rightly focused on the steps to take to prepare for them, there’s the inevitable aftermath. Read this article to find out what homeowners should do – and how home inspectors can guide them – along with the resources that may be available to help them rebuild and recover: For Homeowners and Inspectors: What to Do After Disaster Strikes.
While forest fires cause immense damage to life and property, not all of them are bad – small piles of flammable debris, known as slash piles, are constructed and burned to prevent much larger and more dangerous fires from forming. Yet slash piles can escape their borders and cause the kinds of fires they are designed to prevent, and that is why regulations for them exist. They must be of a certain size, composition, distance from structures, ignited in a certain way and under particular weather conditions. This sort of information can be passed on to clients while inspecting rural, fire-prone properties. To find out more, take a look at our new article on slash piles.