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How to Prevent a Kitchen Fire

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen fires are some of the main causes of a home fire. Here are 10 tips on how to prevent kitchen fires:

  1. Never leave a cooking area unattended.
  2. Clean cooking surfaces regularly to avoid grease buildup.
  3. Never wear loose clothing while cooking near an open flame.
  4. Keep pot holders, towels, utensils, plastic bags, oven mitts etc. away from anything that generates heat in your kitchen.
  5. Check your kitchen before you leave the house or go to bed to make your sure everything is turned off.
  6. Have smoke alarms installed in your kitchen and throughout your home.
  7. Use a timer to remember that the stove or oven is on.
  8. Unplug electric appliances when they aren't in use.
  9. Use caution with what you put in the microwave- make sure you are using microwave safe containers.
  10. Don't overfill pots and pans with oil or grease. 

SERVPRO of West Greenville County wants you to be safe and aware of the safety tips of cooking in a kitchen. If you do ever experience a home fire, call us at 864-292-8570 and we will help restore your home!

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