Complete Wildfire Prevention Service

MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTY FIRE ABATEMENT

In addition to taking care of all aspects of your 100 feet of defensible space that is required by California law, Defensible Space Solutions can provide a professional assessment of your home and property.
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Wildfire Mitigation Services

  • Flammable fuels reduction
  • Mowing and weedeating
  • Tree trimming and brush removal
  • Thinning and spacing out small trees and brush
  • Roof and gutter cleaning
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Fire Abatement

  • Hazard Abatement
  • Nuisance Abatement
  • Weed Abatement
Defensible Space Solutions Free Estimates

Free Estimates

No Cost assessments and estimates in the interior of Mendocino County. For outlying areas a $75 fee will be waived upon completion of work.

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Defensible Space Solutions Senior Discounts

Senior Discounts

Discounts for seniors and Mendocino County Fire Safe Council members and affordable payment options availalbe if needed.

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Wildfires Don’t Wait

NFPA CERTIFIED

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WILDFIRE PREVENTION

Since 2012 when my home failed a random CAL FIRE defensible space inspection for having moss on my roof, I have been cleaning up homes and properties protecting them from wildfires. That’s when what is known today as Defensible Space Solutions was born. Five years later one of my family members experienced total devastation in the 2017 Redwood Complex Fire.

I am a lifelong resident of Mendocino County with strong ties to Redwood Valley, Ukiah, Willits and the Coast. I am also a journeyman carpenter and I bring with me eleven years of experience in the construction trades to the business. In 2023 I attended a training course and received a certificate for Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire issued by the National Fire Protection Association.

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To date we have helped numerous customers both meet strict requirements for homeowners insurance renewals and resolve their own CAL FIRE defensible space violations. We do residential and commercial work and have worked directly with a handful of municipalities, including the Anderson Valley Fire Department, the Brooktrails Fire Department, CAL FIRE, the City of Clearlake Code Enforcement and the Ukiah Valley Fire Authority.

Consider us your partner in the effort to prevent the next catastrophic wildfire in your neck of the woods.

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5 Facts About Wildfires

IS YOUR SPACE READY

  • FACT #1

    Extreme wildfires overwhelm firefighters resulting in no fire protection for most homes. The term Defensible Space assumes a firefighter presence. When wildfires ignite we are told to evacuate, exacerbating the lack of fire protection. Equally Important to Defensible Space, if not more so, is the Home Ignition Zone which assumes no available fire protection.

  • FACT #2

    If homes don’t ignite, homes don’t burn.

  • FACT #3

    Firebrands, more commonly known as embers can start new fires more than a mile downwind from an intense flaming front.

  • FACT #4

    Firebrands are the principal ignition source for directly igniting structures and igniting surface fires that spread to contact and ignite structures.

  • FACT #5

    Wildfires are inevitable. Human activities and lighting have been the principal ignitions of wildfires for millenia.

Services We Offer

FROM LAKE COUNTY TO THE COAST

Trained and Certified by the National Fire Protection Association in Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Widlfire. Defensible Space Solutions can identify any potential fire hazzard that may exist on your property and can assist in mitigating these hazzards.

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  • Firebreaks

    Remove low hanging tree branches 6-10 feet above the ground. Remove ladder fuels, brush growing at the base of trees. Space out small trees and brush to hault rapid spread of fire. Cut grass to maximum height of 3 inches or less.

  • Moss Removal

    Moss is extremely flammable during the hot dry summer months. Moss can damage your roof by growing under the shingles causing them to lift leaving them susceptible to leaks and wind damage.

  • Brush Removal

    Blackberry removal, shrubs, ladder fuels. We can chip your brush, haul it away to be recycled, or on permissive burn days, with a valid Air Quality, CAL FIRE or Local Fire Agency burn permit, we can burn your brush which is known to be beneficial to the land.

  • Roof & Gutter Cleaning

    Removal of accumulated debris from rain gutters and roof tops, a key source of structure ignition.

  • Tractor Mowing

    Mowing of fields and acreage for fire prevention to a maximum height of 3 inches or less.

  • Weedeating

    Maintain a minimum grass and weed height on roadsides and hillsides when not accessible by tractor.

  • Tree Trimming

    Remove low branches 6-10 feet above ground level. Trim branches away from structures to maintain space to the sides and above roof.



Public Resources Code PRC 4291

PRC § 4291

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California law requires that a person who owns, leases, controls, operates or maintains a building or structure in, upon, or adjoining a mountainous area, forest-covered lands, shrub-covered lands, or land that is covered with flamable material (SRA / WUI) shall at all times maintain 100 feet of defensible space, from each side and the front and rear of structures but not beyond the property line unless required by state law or local ordinance.

Must keep roofs of a structure free of leaves, needles or other vegetative materials.

It also states that an Insurance Company that insures an occupied dwelling or occupied structure may require more.

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Pay It Forward

PIF

Do you know someone who could use a little help to get their space ready for fire season? It could be a family member or a close friend or even a neighbor.

Pay it forward is a program that we have for people who are a little better off than others and like helping others who are less fortunate. We all need the work to be done but life is complicated, and sometimes important things get left on the back burner. We can arrange for you to pay all or a portion of the bill and you will get a 10% discount regardless of age.

We are super efficient and one day can make a huge difference in the life of someone that you care about or even yourself if you live next to a disaster waiting to happen.

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Frequently Asked Questions

DEFENSIBLE SPACE

What is Defensible Space?

Defensible space is the buffer between your structure and the surrounding area.

Adequate defensible space acts as a barrier to slow or halt the progress of fire that would otherwise engulf your property. It also helps ensure the safety of firefighters defending your home. Defensible space is the first line of defense for your home against wildfire. Creating and maintaining defensible space around your home can dramatically increase your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. 100 feet of defensible space is required by law

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What is the AB 38 Defensible Space Inspection?

The new California Assembly Bill 38 fire disclosure establishes that, as of July 1, 2021, California Civil Code Section 1102.19 requires a seller of real property located in a high or very high fire hazard severity zone to provide the buyer with documentation stating the property is in compliance with CAL FIRE defensible space requirements. The law allows, that if documentation demonstrating compliance cannot be obtained by the close of escrow, the seller and buyer can enter into a written agreement showing that the buyer agrees to obtain documentation of compliance within one year of the close of escrow.

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What is SRA?

State Responsibility Areas (SRA) are recognized by the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection as areas where CAL FIRE is the primary emergency response agency responsible for fire suppression and prevention. CAL FIRE has a legal responsibility to provide fire protection on all State Responsibility Area (SRA) lands, which are defined based on land ownership, population density and land use.

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What is the WUI?

The Wildland-Urban Interface is a zone of transition between wilderness and land developed by human activity. WUI is a term commonly known in areas that experience wildfires.

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What is Fire Season?

Fires are possible thoughout the year in California, but the peak fire season in Northern California usally begins in June and runs through late October or November.

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What is Home Hardening?

Home hardening is the term used to describe vegetation management compliance and building materials used to resist the intrusion of flames or embers projected by a wildland fire. It can be applied to new construction or for retrofitting an older home. Home Hardening considers the relationship between your home and its exposure to nearby combustible features such as vegetation, vehicles, accessory buildings, or even miscellaneous structures like a fence.

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