Buildings with a high density of occupants are at a significantly higher risk for these types of fires, as leaving the burning building is often more difficult for a large amount of people at one time. Among some of the most dangerous fire as grease fires, the number one cause of kitchen fires in both apartment buildings and office buildings alike. Are you preparing food in your office or apartment building? Here are some helpful tips for preventing a fire.
Stay Safe While Cooking
It is important to always take safety precautions while you cook. Be sure to roll up your sleeves and avoid wearing loose fitting clothing. Should you have multiple burners going at the same time, you may not notice that your sleeve is a fire hazard. Therefore, you should be wearing fitted clothing when you cook in the kitchen to avoid a potential fire at your stove.
Check your Smoke Detector
Ideally, you have a smoke detector in your building that is in proper working order, however that is not always the case. Testing and properly maintaining the smoke detectors in your apartment or office is a simple precautionary measure that could potentially spare all occupants from a disastrous fire.
Avoid Placing Metal In A Microwave
Because almost everyone now has a microwave in their home or office, people often rely on them to prepare their food throughout the day. While this may not be the same risk as cooking on a traditional stove, a fire can still ignite if proper safety precautions are not in place. When metal is placed in the microwave, the flammable material poses an especially dangerous fire hazard. Being conscious of what you put in the microwave can prevent a fire from ruining your home or business.
Keep All Flammables Away From Any Burners
While it may sound obvious, it is important to keep all flammable items away from stove top burners. Items such as kitchen towels and food packages in particular should be kept away from any and all burners, as dyes can make them especially flammable and dangerous.
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