Kitchen Grease Fires 101
There are many well-known causes that can lead to a residential fire. One of the main areas with 48% of leading fires, are kitchen fires. In just a few seconds a small fire can spread and turn into a seriously big fire. Knowing how to prevent or put out these kinds of fires can be the difference to suffering little to no injuries at all
Let’s talk about what to do in the event you accidently spark a grease fire in the kitchen:
- Remove the source of heat
- Cover lit oil with a metal lid
- Pour baking soda generously over smaller grease fries
- Use CLASS B dry extinguishers. [If needed]
- Escape and call 911 if it gets out of hand
Also remember the following when dealing with kitchen fires:
- Do not use water
- Do not transfer burning pots anywhere
- You may ONLY use baking soda, NO other baking materials
Its important to always know what to do in the event of a fire, but always be one step ahead of it. Have fire alarms in every room possible and have them tested every 6 months.
If you do suffer a kitchen fire, count on SERVPRO of East Brownsville and South Padre Island to help you clean up and restore you home back, “Like it never even happened.” This type of damage can be especially upsetting and destructive for your family to process. You may feel stressed, confused, and vulnerable so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We’ll treat you with respect, and empathy, and we’ll always treat your home and belongings with care. We will work nonstop until we get your life back to normal.
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