With Thanksgiving on the horizon, you’re no doubt thinking about what you should bring to dinner. Or, if the dinner is taking place in your home, you’re probably worried about making space for guests, ensuring you can accommodate people if they decide to stay the night, wondering whether everything will be clean enough, and so on. You’re not alone in these concerns and thoughts, and we all need to think about how we can keep our family and friends safe. That is, you need to think about certain fire hazards and how you can avoid the need for professional fire damage restoration when all is said and done. But where do you start to prevent a fire? What should you keep in mind, and what should you focus on as you move ahead with hosting plans? Thanksgiving is supposed to be a joyous time filled with food and family—not fire damage restoration. The tips will help keep everyone safe.
Supervise the Cooking Process (and Keep the Kids and Pets Away)
Naturally, cooking plays a pivotal role in the Thanksgiving holiday. If you’re not eating food, you’re preparing it. When you’re in the act of cooking, however, make sure any children (and/or pets) in the home are properly supervised. One curious hand (or paw) could easily bring a boiling pot down to the floor. If you can’t be in the cooking room, make sure a responsible adult takes your place.
Take the Turkey Fryer Outside
While some people like to use an oven to prepare their Thanksgiving turkey, others prefer to use a turkey fryer. If you chose the latter, take it outside. Never ever attempt to use a turkey fryer in a confined space, particularly if you want to avoid the need for fire damage restoration.
Select and Place Decorations Carefully
Another way to avoid fire damage remediation involves extinguishing candles before you go to bed. Also, avoid using flammable decorations, but if you must use them, keep them away from heat sources.
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