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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

National Fire Safety Month

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

image of large fire arising due to food that is cooking being left unattended Cooking fires is the number one cause of house fires in the United States, with most incidents occurring when food is left unattended after cooking.

With 2020 being as unexpected as it has been--- we all could use a little peace. October has been named National Fire Safety Month, and SERVPRO® of Lawrence County wants to you feel as prepared as possible in the case of a fire at your home.

The goal of National Fire Safety Month is to raise fire safety awareness and help ensure your home and family has a plan and is ready for the unexpected. Cooking fires rank as the number one cause of house fires in the United States, with most incidents occurring when food is left unattended after cooking. This is especially problematic when frying food, or any time when large quantities of grease are involved.

The National Fire Protection Association gives some great home cooking tips:

What you should know about home cooking safety

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.

If you have a cooking fire

  • Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
  • Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.
  • If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.
  • Keep a lid nearby when you are cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

If fire, smoke, and soot strikes your home, SERVPRO of Lawrence County is ready to respond. In addition, to battling with damage from the fire, your property may also incur water damage from firefighting efforts. This type of damage may leave you and your family feeling confused, stressed, and overwhelmed. During this difficult time, you want a team that you know and trust to guide your through the cleanup, sanitization, and restoration process. SERVPRO is here to help.

When you call us after facing fire damage or water damage following a fire, we will respond quickly. As a locally owned and operated fire restoration company, we can provide an immediate response time which helps prevent further damage and reduce restoration costs. We pride ourselves in providing honest and high-quality service to our customers and the Lawrence County community. 

SERVPRO of Lawrence County is a leader in fire and water damage restoration. We have state of the art equipment, highly trained technicians, and your peace in mind. If you are ever in need of professional cleaning or restoration, call us at 724-498-4747. 

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