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Recipe for Safety

11/3/2015 (Permalink)

Happy Thanksgiving from Your Friends at SERVPRO


Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking

fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.

On average, there is a 183% increase in fire

incidents on Thanksgiving Day.

Each November, families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving by preparing a delicious feast.  If you don't practice safe cooking habits, your happy holiday could become hazardous very quickly.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the main cause for home fires and injuries, with Thanksgiving being the peak day for cooking-related fires.  Review the following safety tips to ensure you can enjoy a safe holiday.  Some tips may seem obvious, but we all tend to get very rushed and that can lead to forgetfulness! 

  • Never leave cooking food unattended-stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling food.  

  • Check food regularly while cooking and remain in the home while cooking.   
  • Keep the kids away from the cooking area. 
  • Keep anything flammable--pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, and towels--away from the stove, oven or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat. 
  • Do not wear loose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking. 
  • Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup. 
  • Purchase a fire extinguisher to keep in the kitchen.   
  • Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving the home to make sure all stoves, ovens and small appliances are turned off. 
  • Install a smoke alarm near the kitchen, on each level of the home, near sleeping areas. 
  • Tips provided by the American Red Cross.  Statistics provided by the National Fire Protection Association. 

    Your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals wish you a safe and happy holiday season. 

    Our Clients Say It Best                             

    The technician was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.  Very impressed! Thanks for the peace of mind and not having to worry about this anymore.
    Tony S. Lincoln, NE 

    We greatly appreciate your generous referrals. 

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