November is a time of the year that inspires family get togethers, like Thanksgiving. As you begin the holiday season, and are busy whipping up delicious dishes, it’s also important to take time to remember safety. Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.
Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home-fire-related injuries in the U.S. According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency), cooking equipment and heating equipment are the leading causes of home fire deaths, read more at Thanksgiving Safety and watch the Potential Danger of Turkey Fryers
If you have a cooking fire, consider just getting out and when you leave close the door behind you to help contain the fire. Then call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave. Consider for an over fire, to turn off the heat and keep the door closed and to keep a lid nearby when cooking to smother small grease fires.
SERVPRO® of Chesapeake North want you, your family, and your property to stay safe. If you do experience a fire or water damage during the holidays, or any time of the year, we can make it “Like it never even happened.”
November is Military Family Month. SERVPRO® of Chesapeake North would like to thank all service members and their families during Military Family Month and all year-round.