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Kitchen Safety

Home fires are the most common disaster in America. According to the Red Cross, in 2006 there was a fire report every 80 seconds, and 36% of structure fires started in the kitchen. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to reduce the fire hazard in this area of your home.

At ProRestore DKI in Grimes, we care about your safety! For this reason, we would like to share a few ideas to make your kitchen a more secure place.


Loose clothes, sleeves and untied hair should be banned in your kitchen – remember that synthetic fabrics catch on fire easily. Don’t forget to wear sturdy shoes and clean any spills immediately to avoid any falls.

While Cooking…

It’s very important that you never leave your kitchen unattended while cooking. Overheated cooking oil can lead to food ignition. If you are frying or broiling, and you must leave the area for a few minutes, turn off the stove. Also, remove any curtains, paper towels or anything that can catch fire from the stove area.


There are many things in your kitchen that can represent a threat to your children; from those knifes in the drawer to that boiling pasta on the stove. That’s why, you should keep your little ones out of the area. If you want to teach them to cook, start with simple recipes that don’t involve cutting or fire.

Be Prepared

Forewarned is forearmed, so make sure to install smoke detectors and give them regular maintenance. If it’s possible buy a fire extinguisher and keep it close to your kitchen. Make sure to create a fire escape plan with your family.

Home fires are a dreadful disaster that are very costly and can also cause injuries and even death. It’s important to stay alert and don’t forget these tips to prevent home fires.

Remember that ProRestore DKI has a highly trained team to handle your emergency. For this and many other reasons, choose us next time you are looking for property restoration in Grimes.

If you wish to know more about our services, please call (888) 846-6505.