Thursday, April 27, 2017

Grease fire Safety

This is the nightmare scenario you are home cooking in your kitchen and all of the sudden a pot or pan of grease catches fire. You may instinctively try to extinguish the fire with water because naturally you think water puts out many fires. However in the case with a grease fire you will only spread the fire around your home causing more damage to your home.

You may be surprised to know that one of the leading cause of home fires and injuries in grease fires. There are many causes of how grease can catch on fire one of them is not cleaning your stove. Over time your stove will collect grease which is very flammable. So as a preventative measure please keep your stove clean and clear of grease. Another cause if kitchen fires is unattended cooking. When you are cooking a meal never leave cooking off unattended if fort any reason you need to leave the kitchen area please turn off your stove. I highly recommend having a small fire extinguisher in your home a small fire extinguisher can costs around $15.00 to $30.00.

In the unfortunate event you have a grease fire first you have to make a decision is the fire small enough for you to handle and do you have an escape route. You want to have a way out in case you are unable to put out the fire. If you decide to put out the fire you should first turn off your stove and do not move the pot or pan as by doing this you could spill the grease. In a grease fire you have to remove the oxygen you can place a lid over the pot or pan to smother the fire if you do not have a cover you can use a cookie sheet to cover the fire to remove the oxygen. You can use baking soda to put out the fire as well Do not use water!!!  Do not use a towel or apron to smother fire!!!!Once the fire has been extinguished wait for the pot or pan to cool before removing it from the stove as the pot or pan may still be hot.   

I hope this post was helpful as always please leave a comment

Mark Carvajal 


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