Wintertime means cold weather, getting cozy and cooking delicious feasts
and comfort food with family and friends. Unfortunately, it can also mean
an increase in kitchen fires. With so many cooks in the kitchen, it’s
more important than ever to utilize safe practices around the stove. Here
are some of the
AC repair experts at Del-Air’s top tips to help you stay safe this season,
especially where heating elements are involved:

Improve Ventilation

When was the last time you checked your kitchen’s ventilation? Without
proper cleaning, your kitchen’s exhaust system can collect enough
grease to become a serious fire hazard. To keep your family safe this
season, take the time to inspect your vents and determine whether professional
cleaning is needed. In extreme cases, you may even want to consider buying
a new, brand-name stove like the ones available from Del-Air.

Stay Attentive

Did you know that a majority of home-cooking fires start when food ignites
on the stove? To prevent fires, it’s important to pay careful attention
in the kitchen. Keep an eye on hot pots and avoid leaving the room while
something is cooking. It’s also a good idea to keep a pot lid or
oven mitt nearby in case you need to smother a stovetop flame. Remember:
water only makes grease fires worse!

Maintain Fire Safety Practices

Of course, the best way to protect your home from fires is to prevent them
in the first place. To keep your home and family safe during the winter
months, take care to avoid wearing loose or baggy clothes in the kitchen,
as these items can catch on fire. Additionally, you should turn all pan
handles to face inward, so children and pets can’t accidentally
knock pots off the stove. In the event that a fire does occur, don’t
hesitate to call 911 immediately and keep the kitchen door closed when
you leave. The last thing you want is a fire spreading to other parts
of the property!

At Del-Air, We Put Safety First

TheAC repair professionals at Del-Air are committed to ensuring families stay safe
all year long. Remember to keep your ventilation system clean and practice
safe-cooking techniques. You can also learn more about
Del-Air’s commitment to customer satisfaction and safety online. Our goal is to give you the peace of mind that comes
with knowing your loved ones will be comfortable year round.