Often, when we think of any type of fire prevention, we think of cooking a meal. The leading cause of most apartment and building fires is a kitchen-related fire. Property managers and residents alike should be aware of the dangers that can come from a kitchen fire. Here are few things to take into consideration to keep the building and occupants safe from damage or destruction!
Preventing Kitchen Fires In Buildings And Apartments
One thing to remember is that grease fires are the most common cause of kitchen fires. Once ignited grease bursts into flames and spreads quickly through an apartment or office building. These areas are incredibly prone to lead to disaster because of the high number of occupants within these types of structures. Whenever you have a building with a large number of units, there is likely to be a large number of occupants in it as well. The kitchen is actually one of the most hazardous rooms in an apartment when it comes to fire prevention and fire safety.
Use Fire Safety Measures When Cooking
Whenever you prepare to cook in the kitchen of your apartment, there are a few things that you should always take into consideration as a fire safety measure. Ideally, you want to avoid wearing any loose clothing. This is particularly true when discussing sleeve length. To prevent a fire, consider rolling up your sleeves and wearing tighter clothes to avoid any clothing catching fire. Another thing that proves to be useful is to never leave a stove unattended. You also want to be sure to keep any and all flammables like kitchen towels away from the burners when they are turned on. Cooking with your fan on is another way to stay safe in your apartment kitchen and avoid causing a fire.
It is essential to practice safe cooking habits all the time. However, when you live in an apartment or work in a large office building, being aware of all the fire safety measures and protocols become critical for not only your safety but the safety of all the occupants as well.
Practice Fire Safety With Anderson Fire Protection
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