Keeping your home safe from fire
Cooking is the number one cause of home fires. Here are some steps you can take to prevent a cooking fire. Each year from 2014-2016, fire departments in the United States responded to an estimated average of 188,800 cooking fires in residential buildings.
- Remember to stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling or boiling food.
- If you do have to step away from the kitchen, turn off the burner.
- Keep things that can burn away from your cooking area.
- Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove so they won’t get bumped.
If disaster does strike in your home, contact the SERVPRO of Gainesville today (770) 536-1010.
For more information about preventing cooking fires and other fire hazards in your home. Check out www.usfa.fema.gov