Five Ways to Avoid Kitchen Hazards
Many people in Gainesville and Hall County love to cook. But even seasoned chefs sometimes make costly mistakes. Here are five helpful ways to avoid kitchen hazards such as a drain clog or grease fire.
1. Keep Your Vents Clean
It’s important to keep the vent screens above your stove clean. Otherwise, grease can build up on the screen and inhibit the ventilation becoming a contributing factor in a kitchen fire. The grease build-up could even make a fire worse.
2. Don’t Leave Pans Unattended
Most cooks know never to leave a pan unattended on the stove. The pan could be knocked over, grease can splatter, or the food can be allowed to cook too long. Each of these things can be a fire hazard.
3. Don’t Put Grease Down the Drain
When you're done cooking it may be tempting to pour the hot grease down the drain. Built-up grease in the drain can lead to a drain clog and sink overflow. Instead, the grease can be poured into a container, allowed to cool, and then placed in the trash.
4. Wipe Out Greasy Pans Before Washing
Wipe out any remaining grease and food particles before washing your pans. This can help prevent buildup that may lead to a sink clog.
5. Call a Professional to Service Appliances
If you’re having problems with your stove or drain it may be time to call a professional. They will know how to fix the problem without causing a potential electrical fire. These can come from attempting to fix a broken stove or clogged dish disposal without the correct tools.
SERVPRO of Gainesville is here to help if you experience fire damage. 770-536-1010