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Avoiding Fires at Your Holiday Dinner

11/1/2020 (Permalink)

top-down view of a cooked turkey on a table with a candle burning Don't let disaster ruin your holidays. Stay safe with good fire safety tips.

Everyone loves the holidays. Spending time with family and friends is always enjoyable and there is always great food. But what would you do if the unexpected happened at your family holiday gathering? It can be hard to plan for things that you don’t think will happen but you can take certain steps to help lower your risk of trouble at your holiday event.

At holiday gatherings there is always a lot going on and it is hard to stay on top of your responsibilities. You could easily forget about the food in the oven or not hear the timer go off because you are talking to someone. A way to prevent this from happening is to set multiple timers to go off when the food is done so you get lots of reminders that you need to go get the food. This prevents you from forgetting about what you’re cooking and lowers the chances that something might burn or catch fire. 

Another way to prevent a fire from happening is to have all of your smoke alarms set up and working. This alerts you when the food has been cooking for too long and if not taken out it could start a fire. It will prevent a fire from being started and keep the event going instead of it ending in a disaster. Being responsible with fire safety is very important when cooking.

Additionally, you can prevent a fire from starting at a family gathering by having multiple people watching the food that is being cooked. Having more than one set of eyes on the food is always helpful. This reduces the chance of forgetting about the food that is being cooked. The more people watching and taking care of the food will ultimately prevent a fire from starting and ruining the family event that is taking place.

There are many different ways you and your family can keep everyone safe from a fire during family gatherings. All it takes is responsibility and the event should be an enjoyable time for everyone. You never want to be a part of a disaster especially with the people you love and care about. In the event of a disaster, be sure to call SERVPRO of Portage County. We can make it look like there was never a fire with their fire restorations. Make sure you are being responsible and if you are in need of assistance call us. SERVPRO is always faster to any disaster. 

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