Kitchen Fire Cleanup by SERVPRO of Buffalo Tonawanda
Kitchen fires are scary and can be prevented. According to the NFPA, fire departments respond to 488 kitchen fires a day. 49% of house fires start in the kitchen. That is over 173,000 per year! 61% of fires in the kitchen were on cooktops or ranges. Kitchen fires are mostly caused by unattended cooking, combustibles too close to the heat source and unintentionally turning on or forgetting to turn off the stove. These types of fires will cause significant and costly damage to your home. Follow these prevention tips to keep your kitchen safe:
-Call 911 always!
-Never leave your home while cooking or unattended.
Keep appliances clean and in good repair.
-Unplug appliances when not in use.
-Install a smoke detector near the kitchen,
-Use caution lighting pilot.
-Do not use metal in a microwave.
-Do not overfill pans and pots with water or grease.
-Always have a fire extinguisher nearby and have a fire safety plan.
-Never throw water on a grease fire. Have baking soda available next to your fire extinguisher.
-Always stay home when using the self-cleaning feature
-Keep clutter away from the stove.
SERVPRO of Buffalo Tonawanda responds to several kitchen fires a year helping with the soot and odor removal.