Common Questions on Our Fire Prevention Solutions
(Oxidized Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) Fibers) The carbon fiber felt does not burn, melt, self-extinguishes, and chars without shrinking. Material can withstand temperatures of 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit.
60–90 minutes with 2–3 people (1,500 square foot house). Fire blankets are manually installed like a fumigation tent.
Due to the extreme conditions and unpredictability associated with all wildfires, it is impossible to make guarantees. The carbon fiber felt is inherently flame-resistant, making it an effective heat blocker and fire barrier. The fire blankets combined with Phos-Chek fire retardant give homeowners a fighting chance to save their homes and livelihoods.
The fire blanket system can be stored inside a garage or shed to avoid sunlight exposure and weather elements.
Yes, the fire blankets are reusable. Depending on the severity of exposure to direct flames, some sections could become unusable and need to be replaced.
We are working with insurance companies to provide homeowners with a rebate for the fire blankets and Phos-Chek application. We recommend homeowners first check with their individual insurance company for fire prevention discounts.
NO. Clips and sandbags secure the fire blankets on the rooftop and ground-level, leaving no damage to your home.
NO, the fire retardant is completely safe to apply on vegetation. Phos-Chek is people, pet, and environmentally friendly.
Gels/Foams work well but can be hard to apply during high winds and need to be reapplied after just a few hours. The whole house fire blanket system can be installed one time and left up for days or weeks.
Yes, training is provided with all purchases. UrbnTek customizes the fire blanket for your home and guides you through the process of installation. How-to videos and references are also available on the UrbnTek website and YouTube.
The Long Term Fire Retardant (LTR) will last throughout the rain season, but generally, half an inch of heavy rain is the standard of our retardant. This will need to be reapplied regularly for optimal use.
Yes! The LTR is actually a fertilizer and safe to use around vegetation.
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.
Yes! The LTR is nonhazardous and poses no risk to humans, vegetation, or animals/pets.
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.
We recommend drip hoses or drip lines to water the roots without washing off the retardants.
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.
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 to increase the likelihood of survival when wildfire strikes.
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 would have a hard time distinguishing which areas have fire retardants applied.
You can call us with the number on this website or fill out any form. Our team will then reach out to confirm a day and time our fire experts can conduct a risk assessment at your property.