Hosting This Thanksgiving? Brush Up On Fire Prevention

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Steps

Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy a delicious dinner. This is truly a festive and enjoyable time! However, for the host, the days leading up to Thanksgiving can be stressful. There are many things to prepare and cook, all within a matter of time. During the midst of cooking, don’t let safety tips fall by the wayside!

Thanksgiving dinner can turn into a threat to your home if a fire starts. Unfortunately, house fires are a threat to families across the nation, and flames can engulf and destroy property and belongings in minutes.

If you are cooking this Thanksgiving, be sure to review these safety tips to avoid a smoking turkey, a kitchen on fire, or a child burning their finger:

  • Cooks – Avoid wearing any loose clothing, dangling sleeves, or jewelry.
  • Keep the children away from the kitchen and hot liquids during the day.
  • Place anything that can catch fire – pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, away from the stove and oven.
  • Clean cooking surfaces regularly throughout the day to avoid grease buildup.
  • Purchase a fire extinguisher to keep in the kitchen and make sure all adult visitors know how to use it.
  • Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving home.
  • Install smoke alarms near the kitchen, on each level of the home, and near sleeping areas. Use the test button to check it each month!

Luckily, we can provide you with protection and piece of mind that will see you through Thanksgiving and year-round. Home insurance from Kurt Rolf Insurance Agency is the quality protection that you and your Hopkins, MN home deserve! Give us a call today!