Don’t let a grease fire ruin your kitchen
The kitchen can be the heart of the home and the place where many memories are made. When meals are being prepared there are usually people gathered in the kitchen helping out, so keeping everyone safe is a top priority. What happens if a grease fire breaks out? These types of fires can spiral out of control quickly. Do you know what to do if this happens in your kitchen?
Here are some things you should never do when dealing with a grease fire:
- Do not pour water on the fire
- Do not try to move the pot
- Do not use any other baking product other than baking soda
So what should you do if a grease fire breaks out in your kitchen?
- Turn off the heat. The first thing you should do if the oil starts to smoke is turn down the heat. If there is already a flame, then cover the pot with a metal lid to cut off the oxygen supply to the fire.
- Use baking soda on the fire. Baking soda can put out small fires, but you do have to use a lot of it. Putting baking soda on the fire will help keep the fire from spreading, and if it gets on your food it will still be safe to eat.
- Use a chemical fire extinguisher. If nothing else is working then use a chemical fire extinguisher or help put out the fire. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with a fire extinguisher before you ever have to use one so that in an emergency you know what you are doing. Once you use a chemical fire extinguisher on anything it will contaminate whatever it touches. If a chemical fire extinguisher is used then proper fire cleanup is the only way to undo its effect.
No one wants a fire to break out in their home, but if it does, give SERVPRO of Campbell County a call to properly get your home restored.