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Why You Should Not Put Water On Grease Fires

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Put A Lid On Grease Fires!

We have all been there before. The baby is crying while you are making dinner and the children are restless and running around the dinner table. While your spouse is on their way home from a long day at work with their belly rumbling. 

Cooking can be challenging especially with our busy lives. You may be tired just getting home from work with a hungry family waiting to eat.

Cooking requires focus which can be a rare commodity this day in age distractions are endless.  It can be easy to get distracted while cooking and leave hot grease on the stove.

Did you know cooking accounts for over 45% of all home fires? When and if a fire happens in the home it is important that your family knows exactly what to do in that situation. 

Put A Lid on Grease Fires!


    1. Cover the flames with a metal lid or cookie sheet. Leave the cover on until it has cooled.
    2. Turn off the heat source. 
    3. If it’s small and manageable, pour baking soda or salt on it to smother the fire.
    4. As a last resort, spray the fire with a Class B dry chemical fire extinguisher.
    5. Do not try to extinguish the fire with water.
    6. Do not attempt to move the pot or pan outside. 

If your home is suffering from fire damage call your local SERVPRO of Grand Prairie at (972)602-1112

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