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Kitchen Hazards...... What to avoid to prevent fire and burns!!!

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

This blog is by no means an exhaustive list of kitchen fire hazards but we will cover the more common hazards that EVERYONE walking into a kitchen should know what to watch out for and how to handle the situations as they arise.

1. Burns

This is one of the most common injuries in a kitchen, burns are painful and sometimes require serious medical attention. One place that most people do not think about in regards to burns is the dishwasher, especially in a commercial kitchen. Dishwashers particularly commercial grade produce an extreme amount of steam which can burn you just as easily as open flame.

2. Slip and Fall

 With constant water usage from the sink, cooking liquids including oil, the floor can become incredibly slippery. Regular mopping and slip mats are great ways to prevent falls.

3. Overloaded Circuits

 Appliances and kitchen gadgets definitely make life easier for all of us in the kitchen! However you must be diligent in knowing how much power is being used and what appliances are being used at the same time. Having multiple appliances running at the same time can create an electrical fire. Having older outlets in your kitchen is never safe. Replacing them with newer models with built in safety mechanisms is crucial.

4. Loose Clothing and Hair 

It takes only seconds for clothing to catch on fire or hair to be wrapped in an appliance. The safest way to work in a kitchen is to have proper attire and hair pulled back and out of the way.

5. Fire

 Kitchen fires happen quickly and unexpectedly. It doesn’t matter if the circuits were overloaded or a pan got to hot and the oil ignited… KNOW where the PROPER fire extinguishers are and how to use them! It is important to also know when to NOT use a fire extinguisher.

 6. Chemicals

 Natural and organic cleaners are best there are some chemicals used when cleaning a kitchen regardless of who creates them. Always make sure to read safety guidelines to clean surfaces correctly. Be aware of all flammable products being used and avoid open flame or heating elements.

We here at SERVPRO of Reno Southwest wish you SAFE and happy cooking! If you have experienced a fire damage and need the knowledge of a professional company to help get you back to “ "Like it never even happened." “ call us today at 775-852-6480 – 24/7 – 365 Days a year!

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