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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

Thanksgiving table with food being passed around by arms. Text that says "Thanksgiving Safety Tips" Don't let a fire ruin your thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is the Peak Day for Home Cooking Fires!

It makes sense when you consider that most families devote hours of love and labor crafting the perfect turkey feast. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 4,000 fires happen each Thanksgiving Day and they usually take place in the kitchen!

At SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties, we know the importance of being prepared, aware and ready. Keep the following safety tips in mind this Thanksgiving:

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

  • Never leave food unattended while frying or grilling.
  • If frying or deep-frying, keep the fryer outside, away from walls, and free from moisture.
  • Never use a glass casserole container or glass lid on the stove or burner, as it may explode from the heat.
  • Ensure that pot holders and food wrappers are a safe distance --- at least 3 feet! ---- from warmed surfaces like the stove.
  • If using candles or a fireplace, keep these sources of fire shuttered or isolated, and never leave them unattended.
  • Never douse a grease fire with water, as the fire can thus spread. Turn off the burner, smother the flames with a lid (Make sure to wear an oven mitt!), or douse with baking soda or a fire extinguisher.
  • Having a fire extinguisher in the kitchen is handy and can mitigate a fire getting out of control. Make sure you know how to use it in case of an emergency.
  • Ensure your smoke alarms are all connected and are working.
  • Once the Thanksgiving festivities are over, make sure to walk around the home to check for any appliances left on and ensure all candles and fireplaces are extinguished.

From your family at SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties; Happy Thanksgiving!

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