Tis The Season for Safety
The Holiday season is a joyous time spent with friends and family. It's the time of year that we celebrate with traditions and home cooked meals. During this season we often get so busy with planning and hosting that we may forget to practice safety. Although accidents can occur your local SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso would like to share a few tips to help you prepare for a safe and disaster free Holiday season.
The colder months are nearing upon us and as families, more time is spent indoors. It's important to update emergency escape plans and share with all members of the household.
With the colder weather and holiday season, the kitchen is going to be where we spend most of our time!
Whether we are preparing a big holiday meal or snacks for the children, It is important to practice safety while cooking or baking. The leading cause of house fires are from unattended food and significantly increase during the Holidays.
Holiday Meal Prep. safety tips:
- The most important is to never leave food unattended while cooking.
- Have children and pets stay free of the area.
- Keep flammable items away from the Oven/Stovetop such as Cooking Utensils, Plastics, and Hand towels ext.
- Avoid loose clothing or long-sleeves.
- As always keep the Stovetop clean from any grease or spills.
It can be very easy to get distracted with guests over. So remember to always have a Fire extinguisher handy (Check the date), Set a timer when cooking, and always make sure smoke detectors are working!
Of course there are several other Safety tips other than burnt turkeys and kitchen fires. We should all use to protect ourselves and families.
I've included a link to the American Red cross, that has a lot of great tips to help keep us safe.
At SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso we know that not always can hazards be completely avoided and accidents do happen. The holidays can be a very difficult time to experience any kind of disaster but if it strikes, we are here to help! SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso wishing you all a happy and safe holidays!