Thanksgiving is possibly one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. Not only does it allow you to gather with family and friends, it also provides you with a chance to enjoy good food and take a moment to relax. You can focus on the things that are most important to you—the things you are thankful for! Of course, bringing a group of people together and then hopping over to the kitchen to prepare food for your guests does have its downsides. For one thing, you could find yourself dealing with a house fire and the need for professional fire damage restoration. So what can you do to prevent such a scenario from happening?
Use Caution in the Kitchen
It’s very important to be careful when you’re in the kitchen. If you’re preparing something on the stove, don’t wear loose fitting clothing and don’t leave the room to converse with guests. Also, don’t leave children unsupervised in the kitchen, especially if they tend to be curious about what you’re cooking. If you can’t be in the room, ask a responsible adult to supervise. In addition, be sure to check your fire alarms and have an escape plan in place should a fire occur.
Be Smart with Decorations
Remember don’t leave candles unattended and be sure to keep flammable decorations away from all candles. If you don’t, you will have to deal with professional smoke removal or fire damage restoration soon enough. Try to keep kids in mind while you decorate your home and table for Thanksgiving; this will help you spot potential fire hazards.
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