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Thanksgiving Fire Prevention Tips

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

As it comes together to celebrate Thanksgiving by preparing a delicious feast. Practice safe cooking habits will help prevent any fire emergencies. Here are some tips that you should keep in mind while cooking your family feast.

  • You should never leave cooking food unattended. Make sure to stay in the kitchen while frying, grilling, or boiling food. If you need to leave the kitchen even for a short period of time, then the stove should be turned off.
  • Make sure to check on food regularly while cooking. Someone should remain in the home while kitchen equipment is in use. Its best to use a timer as a reminder that the stove and oven is on.
  • Small children should be kept away from the cooking area. Kids should stay at least three feet away from the stove an oven.
  • Flammable items such as potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper r plastic bags, food packaging and towels should be kept away from the stove, oven or any other appliances in the kitchen that generates heat.
  • While cooking do not wear loose clothing or dangling sleeves that can catch fire.
  • Cooking surfaces should be cleaned regularly to prevent any grease build-up.
  • Have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen year-round just as precaution.
  • Before going to bed or leaving the house make sure to check all kitchen appliance are turned off.

SERVPRO of Thousand Oaks wishes you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving and holiday season.

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