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Holiday Cooking Safety

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

Cooked Thanksgiving turkey with rolls, mashed potatoes, cooked vegetables, and other sides The number one reason for a home cooking fire is unattended cooking.

Did you know that the peak day for home cooking fires is Thanksgiving Day? With the holidays coming up, many people have gatherings for family and friends which means more cooking and more time spent in the kitchen. There may be a lot of cooking to keep up with and it could get a little hectic in the kitchen, making it easier for an accidental fire to start. Here are some easy safety tips to keep in mind as you prepare for the holidays:

  • Test smoke detectors to make sure they are working and replace batteries if needed.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher and lids nearby. If you are frying food in grease use a lid to smother the flame, do not use water on a grease fire-it will make it worse.
  • Do not leave any cooking unattended. Set timers if you need to check on food.

Should your holiday cooking get out of hand, call SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville to take care of any fire or soot damage.


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