PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM WILDFIRES

Application of Ground Applied Fire Retardant (PHOS-CHEK FORTIFY)

How to Start the Process

1. Choose Package for Ground Applied Fire Retardant

Based on the size of your property and vegetation, choose the package your property falls under.

2. Schedule On-Site Application Date

Once we receive the information and package selection, our team will reach out to schedule the date of application.

3. Wildfire Risk Evaluation

After application of fire retardant, our fire risk specialist can further recommend any fire prevention services such as vegetation management and home hardening services.

Package A

Smaller Lot Homes
$ 495 Average of 25 Gallons (Up to 2500 sqft of vegetation)
  • Clear Application
  • Vegetation and Perimeter
  • Wildfire Risk Evaluation
  • Small Lot Sized Property

Package B

Larger Lot Homes
$ 795 Average of 45 Gallons (2500-4500 sqft of vegetation)
  • Clear Application
  • Vegetation and Perimeter
  • Wildfire Risk Evaluation
  • Larger Property
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Package C

Custom Application for Estates
$ Custom 60-1000 Gallons (Estates)
  • Clear Application
  • Vegetation and Perimeter
  • Wildfire Risk Evaluation
  • Estates, Communities, Public Roads, Evacuation Routes

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Did you know most fires are started by embers miles away from the wildfire?

Most fires are actually started by wildfire embers casting miles away onto the property and landing onto vegetation or openings of the home like air vents. Once the embers get into the vents or vegetation, there is a high chance it will catch small contaminants on fire such as dust balls, mulch or dry leaves etc. This causes a chain reaction of materials to combust, causing the fire to ignite close to or within the home.

Small changes to your home can reduce wildfire risk by up to 40%, and structural and vegetation improvements combined can lower wildfire risk by up to 75%. Furthermore, losses prevented can be much bigger (e.g. 5 times greater) when compared to a highly flammable environment. 

Our team of experts can conduct a risk assessment to ensure your property is held at the highest standard from CALFire and the NFPA.

LTR Map

Application of fire retardant
or removal of vegetation

Application of fire retardant
or removal of vegetation

Application of fire retardant
or removal of vegetation

Application of fire retardant
or removal of vegetation

See picture above for fire hazard and what can be done to prevent the fire from burning the home.

What is Long-Term Fire Retardant?

Long-term fire retardants contain retardant salts (usually fertilizers) that change the way fire burns, reducing fire intensity and limiting the spread of a fire even after the water in the retardants has evaporated. The goal of applying fire retardant to your property is to prevent the fire from getting close enough to your home. 

With a combination of applying fire retardant along with home hardening solutions, the chances of your home surviving the wildfires increases significantly.

Small changes to your home can reduce wildfire risk by up to 40%, and structural and vegetation improvements combined can lower wildfire risk by up to 75%. Furthermore, losses prevented can be much bigger (e.g. 5 times greater) when compared to a highly flammable environment.

Our team of experts can conduct a risk assessment to ensure your property is held at the highest standard from CALFIRE and the NFPA.

What Your Package Includes:

Application of Fire Retardant (PHOS-CHEK FORTIFY)

FORTIFY is a phosphate-based flame retardant offered by Perimeter solutions. It is applied strategically around the perimeter of a property to provide protection from burning embers that spread wildfire.

Creating Defensible Space

Recommendations on Defensible space is the buffer you create between your property and the wildland areas that surrounds it. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire from embers and radiant heat. Proper defensible space also provides firefighters with a safe area to defend your home.

Property & Home Hardening

Home hardening solutions recommendations such as fire resistant construction materials, vents, and windows increase your properties chances of survival exponentially. The construction materials, design elements, and neighboring landscaping all play a role in a home’s potential to withstand a wildfire. Homes that are constructed and built to wildfire-resistant standards are less vulnerable to wildfires and are more likely to survive one.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Fire Retardant not pink like the ones dropped off airplanes?

The fire retardant we utilize is PHOS-CHEK, which is the same ones dropped off the airplanes without the pink dye. The pink dye is for the fire fighting teams to see and locate which areas have fire retardants applied. If it was clear, the fire team will have a hard time distinguishing which areas have fire retardants applied. 

Is the Fire Retardant safe to use around vegetation?

Yes! The LTR is actually a fertilizer and safe to use around vegetation. The product has gone through strict testing protocols administered by the US Forest Service and is fully approved for use throughout the USA; it meets all performance, mammalian & fish toxicity, and environmental safety requirements

Where do you spray the Fire Retardant?

Depending on your property, generally we want to spray the first 0-30 feet (the intermediate zone) of your home. With larger properties with a lot of vegetation, we recommend vegetation management and additional application of fire retardants up to 100 feet of the property.

Is the Fire Retardant safe for children, animals and pets?

Yes! The LTR is non-hazardous and poses no risk to humans, vegetation or animals/pets. 

Do you spray Fire Retardant onto the home itself?

We spray within the first 5 feet of the home onto any vegetation that may pose a threat. The home itself should be built with fire resistant material and other home hardening solutions like ember proof vent guards and gutter guards. We conduct a home risk assessment to provide you with the best plan of action all around.

Can I water my plants when fire retardant is applied?

We recommend drip hoses or drip lines to water the roots without washing off the retardants. Sprinklers and hand watering will reduce the effectiveness of the
long-term fire retardant prematurely. Caution should be exercised to not directly spray the foliage of treated vegetation; instead, watering only around the base of plants and soaker hoses will ensure true long-term protection from fire.

What is defensible space?

Defensible space is a buffer between your home and the vegetation that surrounds it. This helps to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and provides firefighters a safe area to defend your home.

What is home hardening?

Flying embers from a wildfire can destroy homes up to a mile away. Home hardening is the process of protecting openings and using ember-resistant materials such as fire-resistant vents, gutter guards and double pane window glass to increase the likelihood of survival when wildfire strikes.

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