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Kitchen Fire Prevention Safety Tips

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

Soot covers the white cabinets in a residential kitchen When you experience a kitchen fire, call the experts at SERVPRO® of Denton. Our fire restoration experts will make it "Like it never even happened."

According to ameriburn.org, the theme for 2022 is, Burning Issues in the Kitchen. Cooking is the number one cause of residential fires in the United States. In fact, the American Burn Association reports 47% of all home fires are caused by cooking.

Below are some tips to keep you and your family safe while cooking in the kitchen.

• The best time to cook is when you are wide awake.

• Always wipe the stove, oven, and exhaust fan after cooking to prevent grease buildup.

• Turn pot or pan handles toward the back of the stove.

• When heating food in the microwave, use microwave-safe cookware that allows steam to escape.

• When frying, use a pan, lid, or splash guard to prevent grease splatter.

• If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly. Remain in the home while cooking and use a timer to remind you to check on your food.

And if you ever have a fire in your kitchen, SERVPRO® of Denton is here to help restore your home to preloss condition in most cases.

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