How to prevent fires at your greenhouse

Fires have been burning their way through the news cycle. This disaster invades schools, homes, market places which is not exceptional for farms. On the farm, your greenhouse could be at the highest risk of wildfire damage, which poses immense risk to your crops, the health of employees, and the surrounding.

While building your greenhouse, Arthur Ruhyama, the managing director at Fire Extinguisher Services, guides farmers to plan right ahead from the very beginning.

He says: “It is crucial to be keen on which materials you intend to use to construct the netting, making sure that they are fire-resistant from the start. Greenhouses should not be compromised with wood or plastic constructions which are clearly more vulnerable to fire damage.”

“Materials such as steel and glass are definitely more structurally resilient to wildfires and totally reparable in extreme occasions that the structure is vandalized,” says Ruhyama. However, the fire expert recommends professional guidance that ensures taking precautions in the greenhouse build-up. “You may need to look out for any electrical hook-ups and greenhouse setups that are completely fire-resistant,” he says.

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