Important Safety Tips To Avoid A Fire In Your Grand Junction Kitchen
Fire Safety In Your Kitchen And Avoiding The Need For Fire Cleanup In Your Grand Junction Home
Everyone has a busy life, with pets and kids running all over your Grand Junction home and meals to make and prepare. It is all too easy sometimes to wander off while the stove is on and there is an open flame. However, this is a recipe for fire.
Fire safety in the kitchen is essential to avoid a fire and the need for fire damage cleanup in your Grand Junction home. When a fire does occur, or professionally trained staff at SERVPRO are ready to help you any time you need.
The first thing to staying safe in your kitchen is to stay nearby. Whether you are using the oven or the stove, anything close to a heating element can be a potential fire hazard. If you have to step out of the kitchen for any reason, it is better to turn the fire off. Even when the burner is off, there is still heat emanating, so remove any pans or pots so you can prevent the most common kind of kitchen fire. SERVPRO techs can clean up the damage from a fire in your kitchen, including smoke, soot, and odors.
Anyone who isn’t directly involved in assisting you in cooking needs to stay out of the kitchen. If you let too many people in, it can cause a massive distraction for you, or a child could easily hurt themselves if you cannot look after them. Even a curious pet walking by the stove could try to sneak a bite of the meal you are cooking.
Setting a timer is also a good rule of thumb. No matter if you use the oven timer or on an electronic device like your phone or a smartwatch, it is an excellent way to remember to come and check on the cooking at specified intervals so you can do something else for a few minutes before the timer goes off. It also avoids you burning or overcooking whatever you are making.
You need a fire extinguisher handy in the kitchen, as well as one in the garage and laundry room. If you have more than one kitchen space, you should equip each one of them with an extinguisher in case of an unexpected fire.
SERVPRO of Grand Junction is always ready to assist you if a fire does break out in your home in Fruita, Loma, or Whitewater. Give our skilled technicians a call as soon as the fire is out at (970) 241-8181 so we can help return your home and get it back to the way it was before the fire.
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