This time of year, everyone is gearing up for the holidays. While we will all surely be eating turkey on Thanksgiving day, we may be preparing it differently.
In the last few years, deep frying turkeys has become a wildly popular method to cook the food. However, according to a "Home Fire Involving Cooking Equipment" report, home fires caused by cooking are nearly 4 times as likely on Thanksgiving as any other day of the year. Deep frying turkeys, while delicious, is also very dangerous. So before you get into some deep frying fun, here are 3 quick safety tips for you to protect your home:
1) Stay Away from The House – Set up the turkey fryer more than 10 feet away from your home and keep children and pets away. Never leave it unattended.
2) Use a Thawed and Dry Turkey – Make sure your Thanksgiving turkey is completely thawed and dry. Extra water will cause the oil to bubble furiously and spill over. If oil spills from the fryer onto the burner, it can cause a fire.
3) Be Prepared – Have a fire extinguisher (multipurpose, dry-powder) ready at all times in the event that the oil ignites.
From all of us here at SERVPRO of Fox Chase/Torresdale, we want to wish you and your family a Happy (and safe) Thanksgiving!