Holiday Feast in Bloomington | Cooking Fire Safety Tips

You’ve got a turkey in the oven, mashed potatoes on the stove, and children underfoot. The holiday season is a time of both chaos and immense joy, but also a time for fire damage. According to the NFPA, December 25th is the second-worst day for cooking-related fires.
The thing about most cooking fires is, they’re avoidable. With the right fire safety tips from Restoration 1 of Greater Minneapolis, you can avoid long-term damage to your home.

How Do Home Cooking Fires Get Started?

The clear majority of home cooking fires start for one simple reason: the kitchen is left unattended. While you’re cooking a holiday meal, remain attentive and in the kitchen at all times. If you absolutely must leave, bring an oven mitt as a reminder. It’s a little trick we’ve learned over the years.

Easy Ways to Prevent Holiday Home Cooking Fires?

A few other useful home cooking fire safety tips include:

  • Be Alert — If you are tired or have been drinking alcohol, do not use the stove or oven.
  • Deep-Frying — It’s common to deep-fry a turkey around the holidays. If that’s your plan, do so outdoors and away from flammable objects and structures.
  • Children — Children are curious by nature. Try to keep them out of the kitchen, away from the oven, and certainly well back from a deep frying pot.

In the hopes of packing your brain full of useful fire safety tips, we’ve compiled a guide that you can download below. Get your copy of “The Recipe for a Safe Family Holiday — The Do’s and Don’ts for Fire Prevention” right now!
DOWNLOAD THE HOLIDAY FIRE SAFETY TIPS If the worst-case scenario occurs, call Restoration 1 of Greater Minneapolis. We proudly offer 24-hour fire and smoke damage restoration — even in the middle of a holiday dinner — for the community. Give us a call at 612-268-1961!

About The Author

David Tynes is the general manager of Restoration of Greater Minneapolis. David has years of experience in home and commercial restoration, and he is certified as a restoration professional by the IICRC.