Thanksgiving is a holiday to look forward to for many reasons. Not only do you have time off work and get the chance to bond with loved ones, but you can enjoy a delicious feast. Thanksgiving is all about joy and good times, but there are some precautions to keep in mind. Fire safety should always be a priority when it comes to both residences and businesses. We want you to be safe each Thanksgiving and otherwise, so keep reading. Here are some Thanksgiving fire safety tips that you should know.
Test Your Fire Protection Systems and Clean Your Stove
You should test the batteries in your smoke alarms. Pressing the “test” button on your units will let you know if they work. In regards to your stove, you can prevent fires by making sure that both your stovetop and oven are free of dust and grease.
Pay Attention in the Kitchen
Unattended cooking is a top cause of fire outbreaks on Thanksgiving. We understand that there’s a lot to do. But taking your time and being attentive is crucial to preventing a fire emergency. If you have guests over during the cooking process and you have to step away from the oven, then we suggest that you set a timer reminding you to check on your delicious food. You should also turn pots and pans inward instead of outward. With multiple containers sitting on the stove, it becomes easy to knock one over accidentally.
Be Mindful of Open Flames and Candles
You should always handle candles with care. Sit them in places out of reach of children. Make sure to blow your candles out after all of the festivities ends. Also, never sit anything flammable near your candles. Because there may be a high volume of people in your home, place candles out of reach because a tight space makes people more accident-prone. Imagine someone attempting to get up for seconds and knocking a candle over. Never go to bed with an open flame still being lit.
Deep Frying a Turkey Should Be Done with Care
Deep frying a turkey can be quite dangerous. Never do it on a wooden deck, under a covered patio, or in a space that’s enclosed. Keep children away from the turkey as it’s frying. Also, make sure that your turkey is entirely dry and unthawed because water and oil do not mix and can cause an explosion. For more residential fire safety tips, never hesitate to call us.
Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience in designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480 or contact us online. For more fire safety tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.