Safety First This Thanksgiving
With Thanksgiving comes food; turkey! You have to pick out just the right bird, the perfect one to feed your family and friends. Once you have chosen “the” bird, you have to determine how to cook it. There is the tried and true baking it in the oven, deep frying it in the deep fryer, some even pull out the grill.
No matter which way you choose to prepare your feast please keep in mind that The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) states that Thanksgiving is the leading day for cooking fires. There are THREE times as more cooking fires than on an average day.
Some easy things to do to keep your family and home safe is:
Check your food regularly.
Don’t leave your house when you are cooking. If you have to run out to get something, turn everything off and then resume when you get back.
If you are frying your turkey in a fryer:
Make sure that the turkey is defrosted before cooking…water/ice do not mix with oil.
Keep children and pets away from the fryer.
Always place the fryer on a level surface.
Protect your eyes and hands, oil burns are painful and could be devastating.
Here at SERVPRO of Cheyenne, we want everyone to have a safe, happy and wonderful Thanksgiving!
So please use caution and discretion when getting that dinner ready, regardless of how you are going to cook it.
For more safety tips please visit https://www.nfpa.org/