Leading Cause of Home Fires? Your Kitchen!
House fires, no matter how or why they start, are frightening at best and can easily become deadly. What you may not know is exactly how preventable so many kitchen fires can be. Cooking equipment is at the top of the list for causing kitchen fires; and what is on the top of the list of reasons why? Pot and pans being left unattended. Food drying out and catching fire and, more notably, oils left on the stove exceeding their smoking point. Statistically fires that begin with cooking equipment are the highest cause of personal injury and sadly, the 2nd leading cause of deaths in home fires. Please take a few minutes to read up about preventing home fires on the National Fire Protection Association website.
We also did a little digging for some information on what oils have the highest and lowest smoking points. Whether you cook often or typically just use your oven for extra storage, the more you know, the safer you will be. Check out this table of smoking points of your favorite cooking oils from one of our favorite websites, The Spruce.
As always, we at SERVPRO of Greater Northern Charleston hope you never have to face the aftermath of a fire damage in your home, but in the unfortunate event that it does happen, we are here to help. We can be reached 24/7/365 days a year at (843) 552-1226, always with a knowledgeable manager answering the phone. No answering service here! We love taking care of you, Charleston... Feel free to call us anytime.