Sometimes it happens and you can’t believe you caused it. How could you be so careless? Even though sometimes it is not even your fault. We are talking about a stove fire. When it comes to a fire in your home, this can be very scary. Luckily, our experts at Restoration Doctor are here for you. We are experts in protecting and restoring our residence. We are proud to be a Miami mold specialist.
Be Careful While Cooking
Your kitchen is a dangerous place, just waiting to combust into flames at any moment. While this is kind of true, we don’t want you always paranoid whenever you decide to cook a meal. A kitchen is a place of love and creativity. It should not be placed where you are constantly stressed that it will randomly combust.
However, what if the unthinkable does happen? What do you do? That is where we come in. We are here to ensure that you take the proper steps in case your kitchen falls victim to an oven fire. We are also a Miami mold specialist.
Our Guide To Put Out a Stove Fire
First thing is first… Do not open the oven door. Shut the whole oven off and back away. If you open the door, your body will burn too. Fire needs oxygen to thrive, and you will only be fanning the flames by opening the door. The fire will eventually die down if you just turn the oven off. Stay in the room and keep an eye on the fire through the window of your oven. Once it is cooled completely you can clean things up.
If the fire’s on the stovetop…
A stovetop fire is a bit more dangerous. Remember that all fires need oxygen to burn, so your best plan of attack is to cut off the oxygen supply to the pan or pot. Keep a lid next to the oven in case of fire. Should flames erupt, snuff them before they get too large by just covering the pan. If that does not work, pour baking soda on the fire. This will stifle the flames. If that does not work you have two options: Call the fire department or use your fire extinguisher.
It’s very smart to keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen. Buy one marked with a “UL” symbol. They are rated A (for basic “combustibles” like wood and paper), B (for oil and gas) and C (for electrical fires). You will want one that’s rated B, as most kitchen fires involve grease. Avoid smaller aerosol-style extinguishers, as they require you to get too close for comfort to the fire. To use the extinguisher, stand eight feet away from the fire and aim above the flames. Keep in mind that once you use an extinguisher, everything in your kitchen will need to be cleaned thoroughly. If you can tame the flames with a pot lid or baking soda, do that.
Call Us Today
We want to make sure you know exactly how to treat a stove fire. The experts at Restoration Doctor is here to make sure that happens. Not only do we specialize in fire damage, but we are also a Miami mold specialist. Call or visit us today for more information.