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Tips On Preventing Cooking Fires

Written by Casey Shearns on . Posted in , .

Costly disasters have a funny way of showing up. One of the biggest causes of fire damage is something that most people do every day: cooking! If you aren’t careful, you could end up giving yourself plenty of damage costs to deal with. The best way to stop cooking fires from happening is to take preventative measures to make sure that they don’t occur. But, what are the best things that you can do to help stop this issue from arising? We give you our best tips for preventing cooking fires below!

Never Leave Your Stove Unattended

While this might seem like a no-brainer, this is a problem that happens more often than you’d think! One of the biggest causes of cooking fires is leaving your stove unattended. The biggest issues happen when you aren’t looking at them, and this is exactly the case with cooking fires. If you leave your stove unattended and the flames start to rise, there isn’t anything that will stop them from latching onto the more flammable items in your kitchen. This can balloon into costly fire damages, so you should never take your eye off of your cooking!

Get Flammable Materials Away From The Stove

For the most part, the kitchen utensils and tools that you’ll use to make your meals won’t be combustible. However, there are a few items that break from this norm, such as oven mitts, dish towels, and food packaging. If the flames get too close to these types of materials, they’ll likely end up causing them to catch fire! Before you even turn on your stove, take a second to look at the area around it. If you see any of the aforementioned items in your space, it’s a great practice to move them as far away from the stove as you can get.

Keep Your Equipment Clean

Have you ever tried to make a meal using a dirty pan or pot? It likely doesn’t taste as great as those you make cleanly! This isn’t the only problem that can arise from cooking with dirty dishes, however. Pretty much anything that latches onto dirty dishes (think of leftover food and crumbs) can count as a fire hazard. The best way to prevent these hazards from affecting your meal and your home is to clean your dishes before you cook with them. Not only will it make your food taste better, but it will help to curb cooking fires too!

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Fire damage can come from the most unlikely of places. If your home has suffered through this, you might think that it’s impossible to restore it to what it was before. With Soil-Away, we can help make it look like it never happened! Our damage restoration team will make your home look good as new and alleviate any damages. If your home needs repairs from fire damage, click here to contact us directly!

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