Easy Steps to Preventing Kitchen Fires
Cooking Fire Safety
Cooking is essential, but if done carelessly, it can be devastating. The best way to ensure your safety and the safety of your Cuyahoga South property is to be aware of the best, safest cooking practices.
- Always Be Present When Food Is Cooking
Never leave cooking food unattended. If something goes wrong and you’re not there to immediately remedy the situation, things get out of control very quickly. The National Fire Protection Association reported that of the 172,900 fires between 2014 and 2018, 31% of them were because equipment was left unattended. If you have work you need to do, consider setting up a computer in your kitchen so that you can always be close by.
- Keep Children Away from the Stove
While this is especially important when cooking, it is also vital even when nothing is being prepared. Kids love to play with things, and often it’s harmless, but with how dangerous stoves can be to unsuspecting children, it’s better if they’re kept away from them entirely. Talking with any children in the house about not touching the stove is vital for everyone’s safety.
- Regular Cleaning
In the day to day of cooking, it’s easy for small pieces of food or other debris to fall into the stovetop, or in the oven. While none of these food scraps individually are an issue, a buildup of them can be the perfect kindling for a kitchen fire. Thankfully, cleaning your oven or stove top is a simple task you can do in just a few minutes.
- Keeping Appliances in Order
It might not even be your stove where a fire starts, but rather one of your appliances. With so many appliances in kitchens today, from rice cookers, microwaves, slow cookers, and so on, it’s easy to run out of outlets. However, when this happens, DO NOT plug in an extension cord. With knives, water, and constant commotion in kitchens , it’s too easy for something to go wrong and water to get into an extension cord and cause a short circuit, and possibly a fire.
Following these easy four steps can prevent you from needing a Cuyahoga South based fire cleanup and restoration company. However, if you find yourself in need of fire damage restoration in Cuyahoga South, give SERVPRO a call!
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