How Can I Prevent a Cooking Fire Hilo?
Aloha! According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), unattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the United States. Most cooking fires in the home involve the kitchen stove. Our teams in Hawaii and Maui respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Hilo and offer these tips from the NFPA for cooking safely:
- Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
- Stay in the kitchen while frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for a short time, turn off the stove.
- If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking
- Keep anything that can catch fire (oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, or curtains) away from your stovetop
Check smoke detectors every month and make sure they are operating correctly, and ensure you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen and that all adults in the home know how to use it.
Call Us Today!
When your Hilo home or business needs fire damage cleanup and restoration services, our local teams in Hawaii and Maui are Here to Help.® Call us today at 808-329-6560. Mahalo!
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