Celebrate Thanksgiving With a Recipe For Fire Safety
As we gather with our families to celebrate Thanksgiving, we want to remind you to practice safe cooking habits. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries, causing millions of dollars in smoke damage and fire damage annually.
Here are a few cooking safety tips for the season:
- Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don't use the stove or stovetop.
- 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 food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
- Keep anything that can catch fire - oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains - away from the stovetop.
Our SERVPRO family hopes you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, but if your property is affected by a disaster, such as fire damage or smoke damage, call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355; we are always here to help.