Grease Fires - How They Can Affect Your Westmoreland County Home
SERVPRO of Greenburg can help with all your fire restoration needs.
Cooking at home can be a fire hazard due to grease fires. The National Fire Protection Association reports that firefighters respond to roughly 172,100 fires started from cooking each year, or an average of 471 cooking fires each day.
Though there are more occurrences around the winter holidays. We should be prepared year-round for grease fires. Here are a few ways to prevent these grease fires:
- Never leave a pot or pan unattended
- Be gentle when adding food or oil to the pot or pan
- Use a thermometer to monitor temperature
- Always keep a lid, baking soda, and salt nearby
- Keep anything flammable (wooden spoon, oven mitts, etc.) away from pot or pan
These measures can all significantly help prevent a grease fire. Sometimes, these fires do break out, and here’s what you can do to fight it:
- If your fire leaves the stovetop, call 911 immediately
- Cover your pot or pan with a metal pan or cooking sheet
- NEVER use water to put out a grease fire
- Turn your burner off
- Use a Class-K fire extinguisher to fight the fire
Remember, if your fire leaves your stovetop, you should call 911 immediately. If those prevention tips do not work, and you do experience a fire, please follow those tips. If your Westmoreland County home has some damage, SERVPRO of Greensburg can help with all your fire restoration needs.
SERVPRO of Greensburg can provide you with:
- Board-up and tarp-up services
- Smoke and soot removal
- Odor removal
- Carpet and upholstery cleaning
- Caring for your belongings
SERVPRO of Greensburg understands how important it is to have your home and lives back to normal. If fire restoration services are needed, please call us at (724-837-8830).