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Some Helpful Tips on How to Avoid Kitchen Fires in Your Home

6/6/2017 (Permalink)

More home fires occur in the kitchen than any other place in the home.

SERVPRO of Sangamon County would like to help you avoid a kitchen fire by following these simple tips.

  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stove, oven or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat.
  • Keep an eye on your food regularly while cooking and remain in the kitchen while cooking.
  • Use a timer to remind you that the stove or oven is on.
  • Install a smoke alarm near your kitchen and test it once a month.
  • Loose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking can catch on fire. Avoid wearing this kind of clothing and accessories while you are in the kitchen.
  • Purchase a fire extinguisher to keep in your kitchen.
  • Keep the kids out of the kitchen while you are cooking.
  • Clean cooking surfaces after every use to prevent grease buildup.
  • Check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving the home to make sure stoves, ovens, etc. are turned off.

Follow these simple rules to avoid a kitchen fire in your Frankfort home. If a fire does occur, call SERVPRO of Sangamon County ASAP to remove smoke and soot damage and safely restore your damaged kitchen.