Importance Of Fire Safety In the Fall
October 4-10 is National Fire Prevention Week. As summer turns to fall, it's a good idea to refresh your memory on fall fire safety tips.
*Ensure all smoke detector batteries in your home or office have been checked.
*Get your central heating system cleaned, inspected and serviced by a certified HVAC contractor every year before using it.
*Be especially careful when using space heaters. Ensure you have at least 3 feet of empty space. Also make sure you turn off when leaving your home.
*Have your chimney inspected and if needed cleaned before using in the cold weather. Repair any cracks present and have all debris removed from your chimney.
*Go over with all members of your household your fire escape plan and practice several times.
5 Dangers of Deep Frying a Turkey
We have all thought once or twice about trying it every Thanksgiving, yep you guessed it, deep frying a turkey! Most have seen the thousands of videos of Uncle Joe trying to deep fry his first turkey and completely failing. You may have asked yourself this question before: is it worth it?? Well here are few things to consider when planning your Thanksgiving cooking methods:
*Turkey fryers can easily tip over
*Without thermostat controls, deep fryers can overheat oil to the point of starting a fire.
*Even a small amount of cooking oil spilling on a hot burner can cause a large fire.
*An overfilled cooking pot will cause oil to spill when the turkey is put in, and a partially frozen turkey will cause the oil to splatter when put in the pot.
If you do decide to venture into the land of deep frying, just remember these things when planning your holiday menu. Happy deep frying!!!