Los Angeles County Phos-Chek Home Wildfire Defense

Stop embers and flames in their tracks!

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Why Use PHOS‑CHEK?

The key to protecting your property from the threat of wildfires is to create a strong defensible space. Defensible space is the buffer you create between your property and the wildland areas that surrounds it.

UrbnTek can pretreat vegetation with PHOS-CHEK fire retardant to increase defensible space around your property. The fire retardant chemically alters wildland fuels to render them non-flammable and will completely stop the spread of a fire.

PHOS-CHEK is an environmentally responsible choice, as it eliminates the need to clear vegetation or cut down forests to prevent fire starts. One application can help protect your home and property for 6-8 months.

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PROTECTION

Phos-Chek Is:

  • Colorless
  • Odorless
  • Safe to apply on vegetation
  • The gold standard of fire retardants
  • Will last up to 6‑8 months
  • People, pet, and environmentally friendly
man in yellow safety vest spraying fire retardant on bushes by UrbnTek
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How It Works

Phos-Chek is a ground-applied, long-term fire retardant that is used when season-long protection is needed. The fire retardant is used in high-risk areas, underneath utility lines, around critical infrastructure, and protects wildland-urban interface areas. PHOS-CHEK can be sprayed ahead of the fire season or during an oncoming wildfire threat. The fire retardant chemically alters wildland fuels to render them nonflammable and will completely stop the spread of a fire.

Typical Service

In a typical scenario, the retardant is applied to the perimeter of the property, then onto the surrounding areas. If there are any signs of vegetation that can be a threat, we apply on brush and wooded areas as well. We do not spray on irrigated areas, streams, ponds, and domestic water sources. The fire retardant should be applied in late spring or early summer when vegetation has become brown, dry, and stopped growing. (June-August)

Risk Assessment

Trained professionals will come to your property and identify key risk areas that could expose your property during wildfires. During the consultation, we will provide recommendations on how to mitigate the fire risk.
After the assessment is complete, a detailed report will be generated for insurance company.

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We Assess:

  • Vegetation
  • Defensible space
  • Combustibles around the property
  • Fences
  • Decks
  • Roofs
  • Eaves
  • Vents

Did you know insurance companies are now offering discounts for fire hardened homes?

UrbnTek can prepare a detailed report showing your insurance company what measures you have taken to harden your home for potential insurance rebates.

PROTECTION

Phos-Chek Is:

  • Colorless
  • Odorless
  • Safe to apply on vegetation
  • The gold standard of fire retardants
  • Will last up to 6‑8 months
  • People, pet, and environmentally friendly
man in yellow safety vest spraying fire retardant on bushes by UrbnTek
UrbnTek

How It Works

PHOS-CHEK is a ground-applied, long-term fire retardant that is used when season-long protection is needed. The fire retardant is used in high-risk areas, underneath utility lines, around critical infrastructure, and protects wildland-urban interface areas. Phos-Chek can be sprayed ahead of the fire season or during an oncoming wildfire threat. The fire retardant chemically alters wildland fuels to render them nonflammable and will completely stop the spread of a fire.

Typical Service

In a typical scenario, the retardant is applied to the perimeter of the property, then onto the surrounding areas. If there are any signs of vegetation that can be a threat, we apply on brush and wooded areas as well. We do not spray on irrigated areas, streams, ponds, and domestic water sources. The fire retardant should be applied in late spring or early summer when vegetation has become brown, dry, and stopped growing. (June-August)

Risk Assessment

Trained professionals will come to your property and identify key risk areas that could expose your property during wildfires. During the consultation, they will provide recommendations on how to mitigate the fire risk.
After the assessment is complete, a detailed report will be generated for insurance companies.

UrbnTek

We Assess:

  • Vegetation
  • Defensible space
  • Combustibles around the property
  • Fences
  • Decks
  • Roofs
  • Eaves
  • Vents

Did you know insurance companies are now offering discounts for fire hardened homes?

UrbnTek can prepare a detailed report showing your insurance company what measures you have taken to harden your home for potential insurance rebates.