Thanksgiving Cooking Fire Safety for Your South Fleming Island Home!
While South Fleming Island house fires can happen any time of year, the holiday season can introduce new hazards that can increase the risk of fire. From decorations to cooking mishaps, many dangers can arise as you prepare for the festivities.
From 2014-2018 the National Fire Protection Association reports that U.S fire departments were called to an average of 172,900 home structure fires due to cooking disasters, with the number of home fires caused by cooking peaking at an average of 470 fires each day. With the holiday season approaching, SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is here to offer some cooking fire safety tips to keep you, your family, and your home safe this Thanksgiving!
- Never leave food unattended on a range or cooktop. That’s where 61 percent of home cooking fires start.
- Never cook on the stovetop when you are sleepy or intoxicated.
- Use a timer to remind yourself that you are cooking.
- Keep anything flammable – potholders, wooden utensils, towels, curtains, food wrapping – away from the stovetop.
- If you must leave the kitchen for any period of time, turn off the stove.
- Make sure your fire alarms are working. You can press the “test” button to double check.
- Thanksgiving is the highest day for home cooking fires with more than three times the daily average for such incidents.
We know that even with the utmost safety practices, accidents can still happen. If your home sustains fire damage, the restoration experts at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County can return your home back to "Like it never even happened." In addition to handling fire damage and restoration, we also handle smoke and mold removal as well as water damage restoration. To learn more about these services or to schedule a free estimate, call our office at (904) 977-2007!