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Pumpkin Spice and the Dangers of Unattended Cooking

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

Always set a timer when cooking

Does your kitchen smell like pumpkin spice?  Do you have a fabulous recipe for pumpkin bread?  Is this post making you hungry?  Did you know that next week is Fire Prevention Week?  Have you ever experienced a fire in your kitchen? 

We are hoping the answer to all of the above is yes, with the exception of the last question.  No one wants to experience any size fire in their home.  An ounce of prevention, as the saying goes, is worth a pound of pumpkin spice.  Oh wait, it’s worth a pound of cure!! 

Cooking “ incidents”, let’s call them, are the leading cause of household fires in the US according to the National Fire Protection Association.  Most of these “incidents” are due to unattended cooking.  Homeowners who are distracted, busy or sleepy tend to walk away from the task at hand and that’s where the trouble starts.  Following the NFPA’s guidelines at all times can prevent a fire in your home. 

  • Do Not walk away from the stove while grilling, frying, boiling or broiling
  • Check often on foods that are baking or roasting
  • Use a timer to remind you when the cooking time is through
  • Do Not cook when you are sleepy or under the influence of alcohol
  • Keep flammable materials away from the stove

For more tips on prevention, visit https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Preparedness/Fire-Prevention-Week

If you experience a kitchen fire, or any other type of fire in your residence or business, call us at SERVPRO™ of North Morris County anytime 973-983-5657! We are here to help!

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