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Preventing a Kitchen Fire

11/7/2023 (Permalink)

A kitchen that sustained a fire Unattended cooking is the leading cause of kitchen fires.

More home fires start in the kitchen than anywhere else. Every year, cooking was involved in an estimated 156,300 home fires that caused:  

  • 470 deaths  
  • 5,390 injuries  
  • $1 billion in property damage  

These numbers could be greatly reduced if people paid more attention when they cooked and practiced simple fire safety behaviors.  

Unattended Cooking is The Leading Cause of Kitchen Fires  

  • Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling, or broiling food  
  • Check food regularly – use a timer to remind you the stove/oven is On  
  • If you must leave – turn the oven Off 

Stay Alert to Avoid Stirring Up Trouble  

  • Don’t use the oven or stovetop if you are sleepy, have consumed alcohol or are using drugs.  

Hot Tips  

  • Keep pot handles turned in  
  • When you microwave food, open the container slowly to let steam escape and let food cool before eating  
  • Cool a burn under water for 3 to 5 minutes and cover it with a clean dry cloth  
  • If the burn is bigger than your fist, seek immediate medical assistance  

If you do have a problem in the kitchen or any other room in the house give SERVPRO® of Romulus/Taylor a call.  Our team can clean up all fire, smoke, and water damage. 

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