Heed Fire Safety In The Kitchen
Fires can happen in any room of the house, but they more often than not, they start in the kitchen. The damage can be huge and can quickly become out of control. Rather than wait and see what happens if a fire breaks out, it’s best to have some fire safety tips to take to heart when working in the kitchen. Here are a few to watch out for as you cook for your family:
Tip 1: Be Very Careful With Grease
Grease is something that can catch fire very easily, but if you know what to do, they can also be put out very easily. If you spark a small grease fire, turn the heat source off if you can safely reach it and put a lid over the fire to take the oxygen supply out of commission. Moving the pan can spread the fire so leave it where it is instead.
Tip 2: Stay Close To Heat
When you have something on the stove or in the oven, it’s important for you to stay near. When you leave a pot or grill unattended, even for a minute or two, fires can start. You can stop them when you see the first flame—but only if you are close by. Turn heat sources off if you have to leave the cooking area.
Tip 3: Cook Alert
Cooking is soothing to some people and you can get complacent and drowsy pretty quickly. If you aren’t alert and watching what you are doing, and instead are just going through the motions, that’s when mistakes happen, and fires break out.
Tip 4: Keep A Tidy Workspace
Dish towels next to the stove or pot holders by the oven can easily spark and catch fire. You need to keep a tidy workspace whenever you are in the kitchen so your fire safety is on point Anything flammable needs to keep its distance from things that can cause flames.
Tip 5: Time It
Whether you are baking, roasting, or boiling, you don’t want to overdo it. That’s when the flames can take over. Use a timer to remind you to flip food, stir pots, and ensure everything is cooking in the proper manner—without fires.
Tip 6: Be Prepared
If a fire breaks out, do you have the right tools on hand to put it out before it gets bad? You need to be prepared at all times. Wear an oven mitt, keep a pot lid nearby, and have a small fire spray in your kitchen at all times. You’ll be glad to have it nearby if you ever need it.
Tip 7: Ensure Working Smoke Detectors
Change your smoke detector batteries on a regular basis and make sure those devices work. You want your smoke detectors to warn you if things start to get out of control and the smoke gets thick enough to set them off.
Fire Safety From Moore Protection
If you want more tips about kitchen fire safety, or you need help protecting your residence from fire and other hazards, contact Moore Protection.