Cook Your Holiday Dinner in Milton, GA, Safely With These Fire Safety Tips | Restoration 1 of North Atlanta

With the holidays right around the corner, your mind is likely bogged down with planning. You’ve got family coming in, meals to cook, presents to wrap — the last thing you’re thinking about is fire damage. It’s important to remember key fire safety techniques in the kitchen, though.

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires year-round. During the holidays, the risk increases tenfold. You owe it to yourself, your family, and your home to stay safe.

How Do Home Cooking Fires Get Started?

The number one cause of home cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association, is an unattended kitchen. In fact, it accounts for one-third of all home cooking fires. If you leave the kitchen with the oven or stove active, you’re putting yourself at risk.

We like to bring a reminder with us. An oven mitt will do just fine!

Easy Ways to Prevent Holiday Home Cooking Fires?

  • Stovetop Fire — If you have a fire break out on the stove, shut off the burner and cover the pan with a lid. You never want to use water to extinguish the grease fire.
  • Oven Fire — If there is ever an oven fire, shut off the heat and keep the door closed. If you feel comfortable putting out the flames, use a fire extinguisher. If not, call 9-1-1.
  • Fire Extinguisher — Keep a functioning fire extinguisher in the kitchen and know how to use one.

Learn more about holiday fire safety with the recent downloadable guide from your friends at Restoration 1. Download your copy of “The Recipe for a Safe Family Holiday — The Do’s and Don’ts for Fire Prevention” here!

Call anytime for 24/7 fire damage restoration around the holidays. Restoration 1 of North Atlanta is available day and night — even on December 25th — for families in the area. Give us a call at 678-671-5636!