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Thanksgivings in Frisco and Plano are filled with family, great food, and watching football on TV. Whether you are traveling for Thanksgiving or are hosting guests, it is a time to celebrate with your loved ones. What you may not know, however, is that Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous holidays for house fires. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, you are 3 times more likely to experience a home cooking fire than any other day throughout the year. Fires are devastating and will lead to costly damages as your valuables are being restored. In order to avoid fire hazards and fully enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, follow our cooking safety tips for another great family feast.
No matter where you are cooking this holiday season, the stove will be running all day to provide your family and friends with the perfect holiday meal. Unfortunately, using the stove and oven consistently is very hazardous. Check out some of our stove and oven safety tips to prevent dangerous house fires:
Using a deep fryer to cook your turkey provides delicious, crispy skin and a juicy center. However, deep fryers are extremely dangerous because the hot oil is very flammable. Fryers are the culprit of hundreds of fires every Thanksgiving. If you use a turkey fryer, be sure to follow all the directions, including only using it outdoors. Here are some other tips to consider:
Many families enjoy decorating their homes and tables with candles during the holidays. The open flames of candles are also a potential fire hazard, especially if they are too close to children or Thanksgiving decorations. In fact, the USFA reports that over 15.5 thousand fires begin with candles leading to 1270 injuries, 150 deaths, and over $500 million in damages. Here are ways to avoid problems with candles and other open flames.
Before a big holiday like Thanksgiving, there are a few other tips that will make your day safer. These include:
Following these basic precautions can prevent a fire from ruining your Thanksgiving. But remember, if a fire breaks out, call 9-1-1 immediately. If things do not go as planned and your family suffers from a fire this holiday season, immediately contact Mr. Restore. Our experienced technicians will work to get you and your home back to normal. Mr. Restore has over 50 years of experience dealing with fire damage, we will walk you through the entire process!
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