The Holiday Season Should Mean No Fire Damage!

The holidays are a wonderful time of year that brings families together to enjoy each other and hopefully… some really good food!  There is always a lot of cooking and baking going on from just before Thanksgiving to just after New Years. Ahhh…a month and a half of awesome smells wafting through the home.

Unfortunately, the number one cause of house fires in the U.S. Is kitchen fires. House fires caused by cooking accounted for 45% of all house fires last year… 45%!  That’s why this time of year always sees an increase in house fires.

Thankfully..all the fire damage to your home and all that cost for fire restoration can be easily avoided if you do one simple thing; do not leave the kitchen unattended when cooking. Unattended cooking is the major contributing factor to serious fire damage as 67% of all cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials. Two thirds of these fires may be avoided if you are present in the kitchen when the fire starts.

That’s great news!!

So this holiday season, please stay safe and happy and fire free! Stay in the kitchen when cooking and be sure to have an appropriate fire extinguisher on hand.

We here at Phoenix Restoration wish you and yours a beautiful holiday season. :)  We’re proud to serve the Pocono and Slate Belt communities, from Stroudsburg and Mount Pocono to Bangor, Pen Argyl and Wind Gap. Call us for all your restoration and environmental service needs.