Cook Safely This Winter
Did you know that the number one cause of home fires in the United States is from cooking? We often think of the risk of fire when using an outdoor BBQ during the summer, but the cold winter months present their own risks when cooking indoors. Some of the best winter meals (think chili and pot roast) cook all day long and that means appliances are on longer and often without supervision. Minimize the risk of fire and smoke damage to your home this winter by following some simple safety tips for cooking.
Inspect your appliances for loose wires and defective plugs and replace when necessary. Be sure to keep your countertop appliances a safe distance from flammable materials such as pot holders, paper towels and dish cloths. Routinely clean your stove top and oven to prevent drippings and debris from catching fire. Keep a fire extinguisher handy in the kitchen just in case and be sure everyone in the house knows how to operate it. Most importantly, never leave food cooking unsupervised. It just takes a moment for a fire to start.
Even when taking precautions, kitchen fires happen. If your home has suffered a fire or water damage, trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson to be on site quickly to begin the process of making your home "Like it never even happened." Call us today at 317-773-0422.