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Preventing Grease Fires

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

grease fire outdoors All home chefs should know how to deal with a grease-related fire because its risks are high.

Most times, cooking fires are the primary cause of home fires and home injuries. However, do you know what to do if grease catches fire in your kitchen? They self-ignite and get out of hand in a matter of seconds. Proper control techniques and intuitive thinking are critical to deal with the spread. Hence, the reason why it is essential to be close by the kitchen always while cooking.           

Be informed beforehand that it is dangerous to grab some water during grease related fire outbursts because water and grease aren't friends, so they don't mix. Please don't go for a fire extinguisher for a grease fire because it could make things get worse. The chemicals released from the extinguisher come out with force, and the pressure is sufficient to possibly splash the oil all over the kitchen spreading the fire.

With the following essential tips, you can prevent a grease-related fire:

1. It is crucial to gradually heat oil, ensuring that the temperature limit is not exceeded.

2. Resist every distraction that takes you away from your fryers and pans on fire because grease is a highly flammable liquid. 

3. At any instant of noticing excessive smoke, reduce the heat source.

4. It is hazardous to toss anything into a hot grease-filled pan carelessly, so ensure you reduce splatter by gently and carefully immersing your food.

Follow These Tips with Grease Fires:

Ensure you switch off all burners when dishes go up in flames and try to deprive the hot flames of oxygen by covering them with a metal lid. After completing the step, try to call the fire department for help.

In conclusion, all home chefs should know how to deal with a grease-related fire because its risks are high. Therefore it is essential to know ahead of time what to do when the need arises. Face grease-related fire incidents that go out of hand. You could find yourself facing a fire cleanup scenario, one which will require building restoration expert and professionals. Don't hesitate to contact us at SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto. We bring back the lost glamour just as perfect as it newly was.

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