With summer just around the corner, people are planning barbeques and other outdoor get-togethers. However, with all these outdoor cooking plans comes the potential for danger and fire. Undoubtedly, kitchens can be incredibly susceptible to fires. Here are some super easy steps to take to protect your home from a blaze ruining your get-togethers.
There should never be a kitchen that is left unattended. If you happen to become distracted amid the cooking, it’s crucial that you take the time to turn off all the kitchen appliances before leaving the space unattended. But not only that, but you should also be sure to take off the food from the heat sources to ensure a fire doesn’t erupt.
Always Be Careful
Another thing to keep in mind is to be careful when cooking and using the kitchen. Avoid wearing long sleeves –– especially those that droop or billow while you are cooking. If you happen to have long hair, make sure to get a hair tie and tie it up. Tying your hair will ensure that you avoid having your hair fall into any heat source you’ll be using. Also, it is vital to keep all other combustibles like food packaging, grocery bags, paper or kitchen towels, and all appliance cords from the stovetop itself. The reason behind being so conscious about this is that all of these items can potentially ignite if they are exposed to high temperatures.
Take The Time To Be Clean
It is essential that you make sure to clean all of the cooking surfaces regularly. Leftover food and grease can become incredibly dangerous and ultimately be a common ignition source for a huge and devastating kitchen fire.
Ultimately, there is nothing worse than a kitchen fire in your home. Making sure to take all proper steps to avoid such devastation becomes increasingly important.
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