According to national statistics, research shows that every person will experience a kitchen fire twice in their lifetime. It’s advisable to be prepared for this to minimize its effect and any ensuing damage it may cause. However, for those who are prepared and know how to react during the incident will get things under control without getting hurt. This article reveals to you steps you can take to be always prepared for the fire and to put it under control.
Get a fire extinguisher in your kitchen
The first and the most important step for every home is to make provision for a fire extinguisher in their kitchen and to learn how to use and maintain it. A fire extinguisher will put out an emergency fire outbreak (if used properly). However, by reading the user manual, you can always learn how to maintain and use it. For easy access during fire outbreak, you are advised to keep it away from your stove. For information on the appropriate one for your home or to be sure your kitchen's electrical wiring system is up to code and safe for you and your family, contact local certified electrician.
Always keep your kitchen clean
Keeping your cooking appliances clean can help prevent fire outbreak. For example, grease is researched to be one of the top causes of fire, so it very important to wash your pot, stove, hood and vent system with a degreaser or a detergent to keep them clean and remove grease from them. You are advised to carry out this type of maintenance maybe once or twice a week, depending on how often you use your kitchen.
Call for help
If the fire is getting uncontrollable, you are advised to call the fire department for help immediately. This will help prevent any harm or damages that may be caused and you can try putting it under control before the help arrive. Also, be sure to get your family out of the house during this period.
If you have questions about electrical projects at your home or place of business, and live in the Albany area, feel free to reach out to McCauley Electrical.