Avoid Fires This Holiday Season
Each year around the holidays, families gather together to celebrate by preparing a delicious feast. However, not everyone practices safe cooking habits.
According to the National Fire Protection Agency, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. It's important to stay alert to prevent kitchen fires this holiday season. Here are some helpful tips to keep you and your families safe:
- Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling or broiling food.
- If you are simmering, baking or roasting food, check it regularly. Remain in the kitchen while the food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you're cooking.
- Keep anything that can catch fire such as oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, or hand towels, away from the stovetop.
If you experience a fire damage this season, SERVPRO of Southern York County is always here to help. Call us 24/7 at (207) 324-4400!