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Serve Up Kitchen Safety in Your Atlanta Home | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

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For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home. This bustling room serves as a meeting spot to chat with family and, of course, a place to savor a delicious home-cooked meal. This special area in your home is also a popular spot for residential fires to ignite.

Mistakes such as leaving food to cook unsupervised, placing flammable objects close to heating sources and forgetting to shut off equipment can quickly spark flames in your Atlanta kitchen.
Because kitchen fires are frequently started by carelessness, the key to keeping flames at bay is to be vigilant when cooking.

Whether you’re cooking up breakfast, lunch or dinner, remember these helpful tips next time you’re serving up something tasty.

Smart Cooking Can Prevent Flames

Staying alert whenever you use equipment like your oven or stovetop is the best method to avoid starting a fire in your kitchen. When using a heating source, keep an eye on what you’re cooking and never leave the room without turning it off first. If you have children in your home, keep them at least three feet away from your cooking appliance to prevent injury.

It’s also critical to stock your kitchen with plenty of tools to control flames if they start. Have a smoke alarm installed inside and outside your kitchen so you’ll be alerted in the event of a fire. And make sure to have your alarm installed at least 10 feet away from your cooking equipment to prevent false alarms.

Fire extinguishers are a must-have for households, and having more than one is always safer. In addition to other trouble zones in your home, you should store a fire extinguisher in your

Different types of fires can start in the kitchen, the most common being grease fires and electrical equipment fires. You might turn to your sink when a cooking fire ignites, but this is a huge mistake! Understanding how to properly douse flames in the kitchen will help you keep calamity under control.

Keep It Clean

In 2022, around 61% of all kitchen fires were caused by stovetops. Many of these fires started when flammable objects like clothing, rags, food packaging or cooking utensils were left on or near the stove.

Since the kitchen is packed full of flammable objects, it’s vital to keep everything clean and organized. Before firing up your stove, clean up any nearby items and keep your area organized
as you cook.

Make sure to wipe down and remove any grease, debris or grime before using the heating sources in your kitchen. If accidental flames were to spark, these things would only fuel your
kitchen fire.

When disaster breaks loose in your kitchen, SERVPRO can restore your losses. We can return your home to its pre-fire state so you can get back to cooking!

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