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Causes of Common Kitchen Fires

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Causes of Common Kitchen Fires Fire and Smoke damage can be a difficult event to go through. Put your trust in SERVPRO of Lakelands team, to get you back in your home.

The kitchen is the source of many fire hazards because it's where heat, electricity, water and grease come together. The most common type of fire is the grease fire. A grease fire is extremely dangerous as it can get out of control quickly and spread from the stove throughout the kitchen and into other rooms of the house. Thanksgiving day alone counts for nearly 2,500 house fires across America.

Common Causes of Kitchen Fires

Too high temperature in the fryer

Vegetable, more flammable, oils

Old, more flammable oil, in the deep fryer

Fat deposits in the flue and ventilation ducts

Misalignment sprinklers due to equipment moved around

Clogged melting links of the sprinklers leading to impaired function

Other types of kitchen fires include oven fire or the microwave. When a fire starts, keep the door closed and turn off the oven. The lack of oxygen will suffocate the flames. If continues to smoke like a fire use a fire extinguisher or call fire department.

At SERVPRO of Lakeland we are available 24 hours and 7 days a week. Give us a call at 863-646-4213. We can help make any fire damage you are facing and make it, "Like it never even happened.”

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