Avoiding a Thanksgiving Fire and staying safe.
Would it surprise you to know that Thanksgiving Day the risk of starting a fire goes up by 300 %? Through my research, that’s what I read. Wow! That’s concerning! Let me give you a few tips on what we all can do to avoid this kind of disaster.
*Never walk away from the stove or any other appliance you are using, such as fryers. It only takes a second for a spill or grease to hit the flame.
*As much as we would like to put the turkey in the oven to cook and leave to go get something you may have forgotten or need, it is not wise! Stay in the home.
*Make sure your smoke alarms are working before you start cooking. As an experienced cooker, there are always a lot of dishes to be prepared at the same time and we can get easily distracted.
*Keep towels, foil, paper of any kind away form the stove. Anything that could reach the flame.
*Do not overwhelm your outlets. Be aware if you have an outlet that is not working properly or an appliance. Do not use it. It is not worth it.
*Never leave children alone in the kitchen, they are curious and hot pans or reachable items could cause a dangerous situation that is avoidable.
*When cooking spills on a floor can cause a slip. Be sure to clean the area and make sure it is dry.
“SERVPRO of OAK PARK FERNDALE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OF YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING!”