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According to the National Fire Protection Association, the leading cause of fires in a home are from the kitchen and these fires can lead to serious property damage and personal injury. Fires only need a few seconds to turn a small flame into an unmanageable situation. Below are some general safety tips that can help prevent fires from beginning in your kitchen:

  1. Never leave a kitchen unattended when grilling, frying or broiling food.
  2. Always keep an eye on the stove, oven, and smaller appliances while in use.
  3. When using the stove, be sure there are no combustible items close by. 
  4. Make sure to turn off all appliances, ovens, and stoves when you’re done cooking.
  5. Keep dish towels, oven mitts, wooden utensils and other burnable items away from hot surfaces. 
  6. Put your hair in a ponytail, and avoid baggy sleeves. 
  7. Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. Water will only help spread the oil to increase the size of the flames. 
  8. When cooking on the stove, always have a lid handy. If a fire occurs, put the lid over the pan to contain the flames, remove from heat and let it cool down completely. 

When a fire or smoke damage occurs, acting fast is important. Soot not only gives off a strong odor, but if left on surfaces for an extended period of time it can cause secondary damage. Here at Paradise Cleaning & Restoration we will immediately begin to remove the damaged structure, clean soot and rid your home of the contaminants that come with a fire or soot problem. Our IICRC Fire & Smoke Restoration-certified technicians use HEPA air filters during the remediation process to help eliminate odors caused by fire & soot. We do all the work, so you can safely return to your home.

When disaster strikes, Paradise Cleaning & Restoration should be your first call to begin the remediation process and get you back into your home quickly.

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