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Preventing Thanksgiving Day Fires in Your Springdale Home

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Safety Tips for Cooking Safely on Thanksgiving Day

The National Fire Protection Association reported an annual average of 346,000 home structure fires from 2015 – 2019.  These fires caused an annual average of $7.3 billion in direct property damage.  Cooking was the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.  SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale wants you to safely enjoy cooking with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day.  Knowing the most common causes of home fires will help prevent disaster this Thanksgiving.

Kitchens contain several potential fire hazards, unattended pots and pans, cooking oil that is too hot, and appliances with faulty or frayed wiring.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking equipment was the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries between 2010 and 2014.  Paying special attention to this high-risk space will decrease the chances of a fire.  Check all the appliances for damaged or frayed electrical cords.  When baking, frying, or broiling food stay in the kitchen.  If you leave the kitchen for any reason, try setting a timer as a reminder to return to the kitchen.  Wear close-fitting clothes and rolling up sleeves will help prevent a kitchen fire.  If you are taking medication that makes you drowsy or sleepy from all the work involved in preparing the Thanksgiving Day meal, avoid cooking.  Lastly, have a “kid-free zone”.  Create a space of at least 3 feet away from the stove and areas where hot food or drinks are prepared or carried.

If your Springdale home or business is affected by fire, SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration.  Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage, identify potential threats, respond quickly to restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Fayeteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

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