Did you know? According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking accidents are the nation’s leading cause of household fires. Should you experience a kitchen fire, Triage Restoration is here to perform fire damage cleanup in your Philadelphia home. But wouldn’t it be better if there was no fire damage in the first place? Below, we’ve answered some frequently asked questions regarding cooking fires to help you use your kitchen safely and responsibly:
What Causes Kitchen Fires?
Whenever you are cooking, particularly with an open flame, you run the risk of a fire. A particular risk factor is cooking with oil. When oil becomes to hot (also known as reaching its smoke point) it can smoke and eventually catch fire. These are known as grease fires.
How Can I Prevent Fires While Cooking?
Keep alert! Most kitchen fires are caused when an individual diverts their attention from what they are cooking. Remain in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling or boiling food, and regularly check on food that is baking, roasting, or simmering. Additionally, keep flammable items, like napkins, oven mitts, or cookbooks, at a safe distance from the stovetop. When cooking with oils, immediately remove the cooking vessel from the heat if you see the oil smoke or smell something burning.
What Should I Do if a Fire Breaks Out in My Kitchen?
If you experience a small grease fire, you may be able to put it out on your own by smothering it with a lid. Never use water on a grease fire—it can actually make the fire worse! If you have a fire extinguisher, you can use it to put out flames from a grease fire or other type of fire. However, as the chemicals from the extinguisher will contaminate your kitchen, some use this only as a last resort. In the case of a bigger fire, you should evacuate your home and call for help as you would in any other emergency situation.
And if there’s any property damage, be sure to call Triage Restoration. W
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Triage Restoration can handle even the toughest fire damage remediation jobs. Our services include smoke odor removal, soot removal, professional deodorization, and structural repair.
Interested in hiring Triage Restoration for your Philadelphia fire damage cleanup needs? You can reach us at 215-399-9590, or you can contact us online.