Holiday Cooking Safety Tips
Tis the season! It’s the time of year where most families and friends gather to be together. Holiday cooking and baking is a wonderful way to gather and bring out the fun and creativity of the holiday season. However, the kitchen may be filled with lots of cooks, things can get messy and distracting. Communication is key while things may get hectic and cluttered, which can possibly lead to a potential fire hazard.
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires each year. And because most people will be cooking their holiday traditions, many homes are at greater risk of a fire. If you plan to cook this holiday season, here are some tips to keep your home safe.
Stay in the kitchen when cooking so you can keep a close eye on the food
When cooking a meal that takes a long time like roasting a turkey or baking a roast, check it frequently
DO NOT throw water on a grease fire.
Keep a fire extinguisher close by.
Be sure your smoke detector has good batteries in place.
Keep things that can catch fire, such as oven mitts, wooden utensils, food wrappers, and towels away from the cooking area
Keep children and pets away from ovens and stove-tops in use.
As you cook or bake delicious holiday goodies, remember to just be alert. By following these simple safety tips, you can enjoy your time with friends and families. If your home suffers from fire damage, call the experts at SERVPRO of Sugar Land. Our team has the knowledge and experience to properly treat smoke damage. Our company offers 24/7 emergency services, give us a call (281) 313-1338.