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Everything You Should Know About Thanksgiving Fire Safety

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

A picture of autumn leaves with a picture of a turkey and the words "Happy Thanksgiving." Wishes for a Very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving from our SERVPRO team!

Did you know that Thanksgiving is the #1 holiday for house fires? What’s more, cooking is the #1 most common cause of starting a fire in the home. Here are 5 safety tips to keep in mind for preventing fires in your home this Thanksgiving:

1. Ensure your smoke alarms work. You can check them by pressing the “test” button.

2. Never leave home while your turkey is cooking! Always make sure that all stove top burners and ovens are off before leaving your home to visit friends and family. If you’re hosting, make sure someone is always watching the stove top burners while cooking. 

3. Maintain a clean cooking space to prevent any unintentional mishaps.

4. Keep children at least 3 feet away from the stove at all times

5. Never leave any candles burning while unattended. Candles are responsible for over 15,000 house fires every year. 

The top causes of home fires during Thanksgiving typically include unattended cooking equipment, accidentally leaving equipment on, or keeping flammable cooking materials (such as oven mitts) too close to a heat source. Also, remember to always be cautious while using a turkey fryer this Turkey Day.

Stay safe during this Thanksgiving season and remember, call SERVPRO of Inglewood if any problems arise! (424) 223-4153

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