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5 Tips to Prevent Oven Fires & Keep Your Kitchen Safe

2/28/2022 (Permalink)

A dirty oven A dirty oven is more likely to catch fire!

An oven fire can cause thousands of dollars worth of fire damage.

The professionals at SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek know all about fire damage and the claim process that comes along with it. They also know that the most common location for fire damage in a residential property is in the kitchen.

Restoring a property after a kitchen fire is no cakewalk, and the number one best way to protect your property from potential fire hazards is through prevention. So to help you avoid a headache down the line, we have put together the following blog post to discuss five tips to help prevent oven fires from happening in your kitchen. By the end of this post, you will know how to keep your kitchen safe and avoid a potentially disastrous oven fire. So let's get this post underway!

What is an oven fire?

An oven fire is an uncontrolled fire that occurs in the oven. Oven fires can cause extensive damage to your property. Therefore, it's essential to be aware of the causes of oven fires so that you can take precautions and avoid disaster.

What are the common causes of oven fires?

Several different things can cause an oven fire. Some of the most common causes include cooking too oily foods, not using the correct baking temperature, and leaving food in the oven for too long. Additionally, these items should never go in the oven.

Preventing an oven fire

We are about to go over five tips to prevent an oven fire from happening in your kitchen. By following these tips, you can help keep your home and kitchen safe!

Tip 1: Using the proper cooking temperature

When baking foods in an oven, it's essential to use the correct cooking temperature. For example, if you're baking something that requires a temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit, don't turn the temperature dial up to speed up the cooking time.

Tip 2: Only cook in a clean oven

Another common way to prevent an oven fire is by making sure that your oven is clean. Over time, things like spilled food can start to collect at the bottom of the oven. An oven fire is likely to catch on these food particles; therefore, you should always clean your oven after each use.  

Tip 3: Keep a close watch while cooking

When you're cooking in the oven it's essential that you do not leave the oven unattended. Paying close attention is an easy way to prevent an oven fire from happening because if something starts to burn or smoke, you can put out the fire quickly before it becomes any larger.

Tip 4: Cover food that might splatter

Another way to prevent an oven fire is by covering food that might splatter in the oven with foil or a lid.

Tip 5: Never use a malfunctioning oven

If an oven is not working correctly, do not use it. Cooking with a broken oven can be a way to start an oven fire accidentally. 

What to do after your kitchen has fire damage?

You may be reading this blog post because you have recently had an oven fire in your kitchen; if this is the case, it's essential to have a fire restoration professional come out and estimate the damage in your home. 

Contacting the SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek professionals is a great way to restore your property quickly. After receiving your call, a SERVPRO professional will come out and inspect any fire damage and provide you with a restoration estimate. Once you approve the estimate, the SERVPRO team will restore your property to its prior condition. 

SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek is available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week. These IICRC certified professionals know how to combat fire damage, remove any smoke damage that might have occurred, and restore your property to its original state before the fire took place. 

Please contact us today for more information!

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