Experts recommend people prevent their holiday from turning into an emergency by following a few precautions
GALLATIN, Tenn. (November 2, 2009)?-- In anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday, many cooks are busy stocking up on ingredients and perfecting family recipes. But before they mash the potatoes or roast the turkey, they will want to take precautions to ensure that their kitchen doesn’t end up in flames.
An unfortunate danger of home cooking, residential fires grow in prevalence during the holiday season. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), Thanksgiving is the top day for home cooking fires, with more than three times the daily average of fires reportedly occurring on the holiday.
"Thanksgiving is a day filled with food and family, but it is also a day that presents many hazards to your home," said Rick Isaacson, executive vice president of?SERVPRO?Industries, Inc. "With multiple tasks taking place in the kitchen at once, it is all too easy for cooks to get distracted and for accidents to take place."
Isaacson says that by adhering to the following tips, provided by the NFPA, people can lessen their chances of a fire ruining their Thanksgiving feast: