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At Justice Homes, we want your home to be your safe space. One of the biggest threats to home safety, though, comes in the form of fire. Statistically speaking, most house fires break out from the kitchen. As a source of heat, your oven is one of the biggest contributors to house fires. Don't let yourself be a statistic. Follow these tips so that you can prevent oven fires.
Have Your Oven Serviced
An oven that is faulty or in disrepair can be a great fire hazard. Give yourself the peace of mind that comes with having your oven professionally serviced on an annual basis. A service technician will be able to address any faulty elements before they become greater hazards. They will also be able to give you an idea of how much life is left in your oven so that you can prepare yourself for replacement when needed.
Keep Your Oven Clean
Food bits left in your oven provide the perfect fuel for fires. You can take away that fuel by making sure that your oven is clean after every use. Any drips or food scraps that have fallen out of the dish while cooking should be removed after your oven has cooled. Additionally, by covering foods that are prone to splattering during the cooking process, you can reduce your cleaning time and prevent grease and food stuff from coming into contact with heating elements.
Do Not Leave the Oven Unattended
It can seem harmless to leave home with the oven on, especially if it is just for a moment. It’s good time management, right? The problem with this, though, is that if a fire should break out while you are gone, you will not be there to get the situation under control. By the time you return home, the damage could be too great. If a fire breaks out while you are home, on the other hand, you will be able to see smoke or smell it and address the situation before it becomes a larger problem. That’s why it is for the best to never leave your oven on and unattended.
If you keep these three oven safety tips in mind, you too can prevent oven fires! That way, the only thing that will come from your oven are cinnamon rolls and roasts.
By Justice Homes 11-29-2022