Of all fires reported in the U.S, yearly, 27% are fires that start in the home. These fires cause the most deaths related to fires. If you have an idea where fires are most likely to start, preparation and prevention measures can be taken.
The kitchen is the most common area in the house for fires to start. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of kitchen fires and fire related injuries. These fires can be prevented if someone is keeping an eye on the stove or oven. Never leave the stove unattended when cooking with high heat. Frying, boiling, or broiling need only seconds to form a small flame and get out of hand.
Simple steps like turning off the stove and other appliances when you are done cooking prevents a kitchen fire. Keep items as dish towels and hot pads off hot surfaces. If you ever have to step way form cooking, make sure to designate someone to oversee the process. If no one is available, turn off the appliance until your return.
Remember that water will only spread oil or grease and feed the flames. Keep a Class B Fire Extinguisher handy in your cooking area. When fires are extinguised there is usually soot and odor left behind. SERVPRO offers Fire Restoration services for smoke damage and soot on walls, ceilings and contents. If you have experienced a Kitchen Fire reach out to your local SERVPRO. We offer estimates and SERVPRO is a Preferred Vendor for many National and Local Insurance Companies. Call today and our trained technicians will arrive to clean and restore your home with as little disruption as possible. SERVPRO of the Quad Cites servicing our area 24/7.