Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

COVID Support for our community.

5/15/2020 (Permalink)

It is easy as a SERVPRO® employee to tell people that you are always “Here to Help” and honestly, we are. But when it really counts, and your community needs you that is when you stand behind those words and show up.

SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill will always show up for our community. We will always be here to lend a helping hand when our community calls on us. We have partnered with multiple organizations within our community and it is part of what makes my job so rewarding.

With the COVID19 pandemic we have been called on to utilize our expertise to protect the community we serve. With our expertise in bioremediation SERVPRO® is the Nations #1 choice for cleanup and restoration and we are proud to have earned that title.

Recently we had the opportunity to clean and disinfect the Emergency Service Vehicles at Benedict Volunteer Fire Department and it was an honor. Benedict VFD has been proudly serving Charles County since 1950 and it was amazing to be able to give back.

Thank you to all our Firefighters, Paramedics and Police Officers! You all are appreciated every day! If there is anything we can ever do please do not hesitate to let me know.

Sincerely,

Lauren C. Lancaster

Email ME

301-753-8313

A COVID-19 Update to our Community

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

A COVID-19 Update to our Community

Here at SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill we would like you to know that we are open and working. The safety of our staff and community are MOST important during these difficult times.

SERVPRO® offers cleaning services including the removal of biohazard contaminants. We have specialized training and products to get your property back to business. SERVPRO® is actively performing proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfecting where the customer states there is no active known threat of COVID-19 contamination or exposure.

It is important that you know, we are also still providing our standard Fire, Water, Mold and Crime Scene mitigation services if needed. Making sure that we are here for our community is our #1 priority at this time.

If you can stay home, please do so and protect yourselves and others. Coming together as community is how we will persevere through this pandemic and in the end we will be stronger.

Thank you and stay safe,

SERVPRO® Of Charles County

(301) 753-8313

SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill

(301) 292-4447

Soda Blasting is HERE for 2020!

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

Soda Blasting is HERE for 2020!

Soda blasters can be used to remove paint, grease and dirt build up from practically any surface including Steel, aluminum, sheet metal, brick, concrete, granite, glass and fiberglass. Soda blasting can also kill mold spores and remove mold growth from almost any surface. Soda blasting is also very helpful in Smoke removal because the soda absorbs the odor during the cleaning process, leaving you with a clean and fresh smelling area.

Sodium bicarbonate is used in these processes because it has a much milder abrasive factor than sandblasting. Therefore, we can clean so many different surfaces without the worry of damaging the base material.

SERVPRO® Of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill has heard your request and invested in the IBIX 25 system to meet your needs. We can now handle any and all your soda blasting needs from Soot, Mold and graffiti removal on any surface. Call us today to schedule your FREE Inspection @ 301.753.8313.

We are Cleaning Experts

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Charles County and SERVPRO of Oxon Hill is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Charles County (301) 753-8313 or SERVPRO of Oxon Hill (301) 292-4447.

Serving our community when they need it most!

2/7/2020 (Permalink)

Serving our community when they need it most!

Here at SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill you will repeatedly hear us say that we “Support the community we serve” and this is something we take pride in. Our community has supported us for over 33 years in this area and we have always given back.

This year is no exception. Thus far in 2020 we have seen a tremendous amount of fires in Southern Maryland and it has been heartbreaking. We have seen reports of families displaced from their homes almost every week it seems.

When families are faced with this tragedy the last thing they are thinking about is grabbing basic necessities such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste etc. So SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill met with Mr. William Smith, the PIO for Charles County, and dropped off some of the care packages we put together containing necessities. Mr. Smith is an asset to our community as he is on the scene of basically every fire and when a family is displaced, he will have these packages on hand to personally deliver them.

When the community comes together that is when greatness is achieved. We are so excited about the continuation of that relationship and the continuous opportunity to SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY WE SERVE!

The Article posted by Mr. Smith on the Charles County Volunteer Fire & EMS page can be found HERE

RSV is here!

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

RSV is here!

RSV is running rampant in the USA and in Maryland this year. There have been significant increases in RSV cases right here in our schools, homes, daycares and community.

What is RSV?

Respiratory syncytial virus also known as RSV is a common, and very contagious virus that infects the respiratory tract of children. This virus is spread through the air by cough or sneeze as well as by direct contact like touching.

RSV is a virus so there is no medication to directly treat RSV but you can try to treat symptoms of RSV. The best plan of action during this increased RSV season is to wash your hands often, keep your children home if they are sick and make sure that your facilities are disinfected thoroughly.  

WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill can disinfect your facility with an all natural, botanical cleaning agent that is so safe I have personally consumed it! Call us today for 15% off all disinfectant treatments through 2/29/2020- 301.753.8313.

Loretta and Mary’s Pantry @ Sacred Heart

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

Loretta and Mary’s Pantry @ Sacred Heart Church- 2019

This year was a little different for SERVPRO® of Charles County when it came to Loretta and Mary’s Pantry. When asked what items were needed for distribution the answer was “Soup and Crackers.” WOW, not what we expected to hear from them, but we are “Here to Help.” Travis and I set out to the store on a mission for Soup and Crackers! I think people in the store thought we were crazy with carts full of Soup and crackers. Of course, we had to grab some other items just to be on the safe side but we definitely made sure we had Soup and Crackers. While unloading the items and stocking the shelves of the pantry we realized the need for hot Chocolate, Tea and Coffee. So off to the store we go again.

The point of explaining this to you is that the smallest things we take for granted can be major blessings to those in need. Imagine if you purchased 4 cans of soup and a box of crackers each month and donated it. It doesn’t seem like a whole lot correct. Well imagine if 25 people bought 4 cans of soup and a box of crackers each month and donated. Now does it seem like a lot.

Once again this goes back to what we believe here at SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill… “If everyone did a little, we would have a lot.”

The Arnold House- Thanksgiving 2019

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

Thanksgiving Donations to The Arnold House in Waldorf, MD Donations made to The Arnold House in Waldorf, MD

The Arnold House- Thanksgiving 2019

So as the holidays approach again I find myself being thankful for what I have. Of course we all strive for better and sometimes even more, but at the end of the day, I am blessed.

The Arnold House, located in Waldorf, MD, does a phenomenal job year-round feeding our community. Not until my work with The Arnold House did I realize how many families in our area struggle to provide a meal each night. This realization just made it easier to make The Arnold House one of the organizations we assist with on a regular basis. Here at SERVPRO® of Charles County, we feel as if no one should ever have to worry about where their next meal is going to come from. Though we cannot end world hunger, we wish we could, we can make a difference in our community by partnering with organizations like The Arnold House.

The Arnold House organization is a blessing to our community, and we are proud and honored to be able to assist them with their important mission. Our belief here at SERVPRO® is “If everyone did a little, we would have a lot.” 

Thank you to everyone at The Arnold House for all that you do!

SERVPRO® : Helping with Hygiene

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® : Helping with Hygiene.

The Charles County Children’s Aid Society located in Waldorf, MD and has been assisting families for the past 85 years. On October 24th I was lucky enough to have been in attendance to their celebration. As most of you already know we have a phenomenal relationship with The Charles County Children’s Aid Society but even I was astonished at the additional things I saw and learned that evening.

Normally I am running through the door to pick up a delivery or rushing to drop of things off that they need, but not that evening. That evening I was able to step back and observe the facility, the working members, volunteers and board members. I noticed things that normally get lost in the hustle and bustle of service. I was able to tour the facility, see work areas, storage for Christmas connection and I even noticed bare shelves. When I asked a board member what should be in that area she informed me that they get so much help from the community but people often forget about personal hygiene. PERSONAL HYGIENE? That’s what should have lined those bare shelves!!! I sat there thinking of how I could help with this as she explained in detail how those items are overlooked. She spoke with such a grateful heart but I knew something needed to be done. This is when the “Helping with Hygiene” campaign was born.  

The next day when I returned to work I immediately sprung into action and got approvals for us to do this on behalf of The Charles County Children’s Aid Society. I sent out mass emails and began making boxes. I had a great response from the community and we are currently running this campaign until December 1, 2019.

If you are interested in helping please contact Lauren Lancaster @ 301.753.8313.

National Day of Service and Remembrance

9/2/2019 (Permalink)

National Day of Service and Remembrance

In honor and memory of those who died on September 11, 2001, as well as the survivors and First Responders, National Day of Service and Remembrance was established in 2009 as a day of reflection. Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, this is a day to come together as Americans did following the events of 9/11 to help neighbors in need, and to honor veterans and First Responders in your community. On this day and every day, SERVPRO® salutes those heroes who arrive in the greatest times of need and stand strong in the face of disaster. These heroes are the First Responders who keep our communities safe in trying times. Give back and make a difference in your community this year.

To find a volunteer opportunity near you, or to register your National Day of Service and Remembrance event, visit nationalservice.gov/911day.

Tiger Lily Charities and SERVPRO

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

This year SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill had the opportunity to Join forces with Tiger Lily Charities and support their 10th annual Golf Tournament!

Who is Tiger Lily Charities?

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing occurrence that often comes with a great financial burden for the family of those affected. Tiger Lily Charities, works to ease this burden by providing financial support to patients and their families. The charity was founded by Tiffany Kuhn, a leukemia survivor, in 2010.

Tiger Lily Charities is an organization that is dedicated to leukemia patients. They provide financial support to their clients who are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of their diagnosis. They are able to provide grants for transportation costs, household bills, medical co-pays, etc. Tiger Lily Charities can also provide referrals for additional support services. They have hopes that in the future they will be able to provide free transportation services for cancer patients who do not have reliable means of transport to and from cancer-related services.

Continuity in care is extremely important during cancer treatment, and their research shows that transportation can be a barrier to care for many cancer patients.

SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill looks forward to this continued partnership with Tiger Lily Charities and hopes you will consider this organization in the future.

Tiger Lily Charities

SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill can be your one stop shop.

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill can be your one stop shop.

We are excited to announce that we can now be your one stop shop! SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill now has a reconstruction division by the name of Code 1 Contracting, Inc. SERVPRO® of Charles County, SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill and Code 1 Contracting, Inc are all owned by Jonathan Stroup. This year Jon decided that it was time to join forces to make for a better customer service experience and offer Code 1 services to our SERVPRO® customers. The ability for us to provide this service to our customers makes for a more comfortable and seamless transition into getting your home back to normal.

When a homeowner experiences a loss, it is a very emotional event as there has been damage to possibly your largest investment. When SERVPRO® arrives, we look to provide a sense of relief because we are Here to Help. We show up ready to work and begin explaining the cleanup process. At this point the homeowner begins to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

What we have realized is that once cleanup has begun there are times that we have to perform demolition in order to fully remediate the problem. When this occurs homeowners in the past have had to reach out to a separate company and deal with them on getting the demolition repaired. This is no longer the case. Now SERVPRO® and our reconstruction team, Code 1 Contracting, Inc, can come in and take care of the issue from start to finish, thus reducing the amount of stress and work on the homeowner’s plate.

If you need any reconstruction services please do not hesitate to reach out to SERVPRO® of Charles County, SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill or Code 1 Contracting, Inc today!

SERVPRO® of Charles County 301.753.8313

SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill 301.292.4447

Code 1 Contracting, Inc 240.435.0534

Email

SERVPRO® and our community!

6/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill has been in business for over 32 years serving the Southern Maryland area. Jon Stroup has not only built a company that cares about their community, but he has also created a company that cares about their employees and employees that care about their customers. 

SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill enjoy being involved in things that help the community be a better place. From sponsoring soup kitchens, donating food and participating in golf tournaments to fight cancer, Jon is all about supporting the community he serves.

There are a lot of events coming up that you will see SERVPRO® in attendance and we would love for you to stop us and take pictures. We look forward to this year’s events and many more to come.

Not another tag line!

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Faster to any size disaster.

This is not just another tag line for SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill —it is a commitment from each of us to be there when you need us most.

Whether you are a small business or home owner facing minor fire or water damage, or a property manager dealing with a widespread disaster, the SERVPRO® System has the resources needed to respond quickly and efficiently. The sooner help arrives, the sooner restoration begins and the sooner you can resume business as usual.

SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill are just the tip of the iceberg. Should a major disaster such as a flood or wildfire occur, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team® is always poised and ready to go where they are needed.

If a fire, water or mold damage strikes, no matter the size, call SERVPRO® of Charles County- 301.753.8313 or SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill- 301.292.4447. Backed by a system of more than 1,700 Franchises strong, we’ll help make your property disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

When an unexpected disaster hits your home, it is an emotional and tragic event. Many are left confused and upset, not knowing the next steps to take. Do not fret though, your Service Professionals at SERVPRO® of Charles County are here to help guide you through the remediation process making it as least worrisome as possible! With our crews who have the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifications, you know you are in good hands. With the highest standard of care, our crews are trained to not only take care of your property, but also you. With constant communication, you will always understand the steps in remediation process of your house. Any questions are answered with a detailed explanation to ensure that there is not any confusion. Whether you occupy the affected home or not, you can rest easy knowing you are being taken care of in the best matter of care provided. SERVPRO® of Charles County also deals directly with your insurance provider to make it easier for you. This limits the time needed to get approvals and helps the remediation process move along swiftly. We know that during this tragic time, the most important thing to you is getting your house back to its previous condition and to move along in your life from the disaster that has occurred to you. With SERVPRO® of Charles County, our goal is to not only remediate your home but also to make it "Like it never even happened.”

CELEBRATE SAFELY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

CELEBRATE SAFELY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Pretty lights, candles and decorations are just a few of the items bringing charm and cheer to the holiday season— however, if they are not used carefully your holidays may go from festive to frightening. The American Red Cross offers the following safety tips to help greatly reduce the fire risk in your home or business this holiday season.

  • Place Christmas trees, candles and other holiday decorations at least three feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, portable heaters, radiators, heat vents and candles.
  • Make sure light strings and other holiday decorations are in good condition. Do not use anything with frayed electrical cords and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Always unplug tree and holiday lights before leaving the property or going to bed. n Never use lit candles to decorate a tree. Always extinguish candles before leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Use only sturdy tree stands designed not to tip over. Keep curious pets and children away from Christmas trees.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire—pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging and towels or curtains—away from your stove top.
  • Designate one person to walk around your property to ensure all candles and smoking materials are properly extinguished after guests leave.

 Your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

DID YOU KNOW? The top three days for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Christmas Eve.

Helping the Children’s Aid Society

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Helping the Children’s Aid Society

Located in Charles County since 1934, the Children’s Aid Society has been a beacon for local families who need help improving their quality of life. This non-profit holds many events to give to their community and SERVPRO® of Charles County proudly supports them. Every year, SERVPRO® of Charles County helps with the Children’s Aid Society’s Back to School event, and their Christmas Toy Connection.

The Back to School event provides school supplies for families who would not be able to normally afford it. With the proper school supplies, the children can succeed in their academic year! SERVPRO® of Charles County provides a numerous number of items to ensure the Back to School event goes smoothly. Some of those items are backpacks and lunch boxes, packs of paper, pencils and pens, etc.

The Christmas Toy Connection is one of the biggest programs of the year for Children’s Aid Society. Working with the Charles County Department of Social Services, the program assists over 2,000 children by providing them with Christmas toys and gifts. SERVPRO® of Charles County helps aid this program in two ways. One way is by dropping off the Children’s Aid Society’s toy collection boxes to local business and retrieving them at a later date. The second way is by SERVPRO® of Charles County’s toy donation. This donation is one of the largest campaigns we donate to by buying a large number of toys and gift to be given out.

SERVPRO® of Charles County is proud to help serve an amazing organization as the Children’s Aid Society!

Why SERVPRO® of Charles County

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO® of Charles County

There is no disaster that hits home quite like a disaster to your property, home, or business. When you have suffered a fire, water, or mold damage, you don’t have time to waste searching for a company to fix your property.

When disaster strikes, depend on SERVPRO® and our network of over 1,700 Franchises in North America. Whether the job is big or small, SERVPRO® of Charles County Professionals will be there to help make it “Like it never even happened” so you can get back to your home or business and on with your life.

On our website, you will find information on the mold mitigation and remediation process and what may take place if you are dealing with a mold loss. There’s also information on services you may never think you’ll need: biohazard, crime scene, and vandalism cleanup.

It’s good to know SERVPRO® of Charles County is here if you ever need us. If you’re in need of cleanup and restoration services, call SERVPRO® of Charles County today @ 301-753-8313.

Helping Those Who Help Others

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Helping Those Who Help Others

“We are not put on this earth for ourselves but are placed here for each other. If you are always there for others, then in time of need, someone will always be there for you.” This is a quote by Jeff Warner that fully captures one of our beliefs. When SERVPRO® of Charles County sees an organization that is doing all they can to help the community, we love to help them in any way.

The Arnold House is a nonprofit organization that aids families in the Southern Maryland area providing them with food and items that they need to help them daily. One of the many ways SERVPRO® of Charles County helps the community is by donating to The Arnold House. Every year we help with their three major events; Back to School, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

With Back to School, numerous school supplies are given ranging from backpacks to pencils. Additionally, we donate items that can be used for school lunches. The Arnold House is ONE of the various locations throughout the area that does the summer lunch program. This is where children can come and get a free lunch during the summer. No child should be worried about their next meal but unfortunately that is not always the case, so we gladly step up and help!

For Thanksgiving and Christmas, holiday food is donated to make sure the families in Southern Maryland can have bountiful meals. Here at SERVPRO® we have even helped with making and distributing the packages the families in need and it was the best day ever!

Our owner and our staff are overjoyed to be able to partner with such a wonderful organization such as The Arnold House!

Why IICRC is so important to SERVPRO® of Charles County

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Why IICRC is so important to SERVPRO® of Charles County

Most people are unaware of what IICRC is, and that is normal. I didn’t know what IICRC was until I took my first class.

IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, is a certification and standard setting non-profit for the cleaning and restoration industry. IICRC was founded in 1972 and have evolved to a global organization. IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the industry standards and reference guide for professional cleaning and restoration. Every five years the standards are reviewed and updated. This industry changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science so the standards must also evolve.

IICRC Certified firms are held to a higher standard ensure their certifications are in good standing. IICRC firms must present accurate information to consumer and conduct business with honest and integrity. They also require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained, and passed, all required testing. Certified firms are required to participate in continuing education programs to keep technicians up to date on the latest changes. We must maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident. We must also maintain a written complaint policy and agree to BBB or similar arbitration to resolve disputes and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

Here at SERVPRO® of Charles County we take pride in our team being certified through IICRC. We even certify office staff because the knowledge gained through IICRC certifications is extremely useful in day to day operations. We believe that investing in our team is how we produce the best levels of customer service.

Don’t Let A Kitchen Fire Invite Itself to Your Holiday Party

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that cooking fires are the number 1 cause of house fires in the United States? During the Holiday season, many things can go astray during the excitement and flurry of commotion. The last thing you want, is a kitchen fire to erupt. Are you prepared on how to prevent or stop a kitchen fire in case it happens? If not, do not worry! Here are some tips to keep you safe during the holiday season.

Don’t Overload the Electrical Outlets

Electrical fires are twice as deadly as other home fires. Preventing overcrowding in the circuits are the way to go! If you don’t have enough outlets to avoid plugging in two crockpots full of holiday goodness into the same outlet, then a surge protector is one of the best holiday gifts you can give yourself!

Additionally, never use any electrical device where there is a potential for the device to get wet. If there is an electrical issue, AVOID WATER.  Unplug the device if it is safe enough to do so with a towel, turn the circuit breaker off, and tend to the fire if it is possible. You never want to put your family at risk, so if the fire is too out of control, evacuate the household quickly and contact your local fire department.

Decorations, Decorations, Decorations

Who doesn’t go full out when decorating for holidays? Candles, decorative towels, bows, and so much more dress our entire house. Why could that be an issue if the decorations are not placed safely? The issue is that in November and December, 20 percent of house fires are due to decorations being too close to an open flame or heat. Decorations are fun for holidays when you can take them down at the end of the year, not when you have to rebuild and decoration an entire kitchen after a fire!

Gas Leak

When temperatures drop, and kitchens are busy cooking holiday feasts, a household gas consumption increases. This is when you need to be aware of the smells in your home or any hissing noises. The smell of rotten eggs is a sign of a dangerous gas leak and needs to be taken seriously. Hissing noises could mean that your stove could have a breach in its connection but DO NOT pull the stove away to check. You could further the disconnection and create a larger leak. Do not turn on lights of use your phone due to the potential of a fire to spark. Instead, evacuate, turn off the gas to your home, and call 911.

Don’t Let Fun Time Take Away From Safety

Grease fires can start in a second, don’t let old family stories cause you to leave the kitchen unattended with food cooking. When a fire starts, especially from grease, you want to put that fire out before it damages your home or your family.

Water is not your friend when grease fires are involved. Pouring water on a grease fire will cause the flame to intensify and become a larger fire. Baking soda and salt are the best things to put out that kind of flame!

In Conclusion

Holidays are very fun, yet very dangerous if you are not taking safety into consideration. Make sure to have functioning smoke detectors and a fire hydrant easily accessible in your home and take a moment to learn and prepare how to handle a kitchen fire if it happens. The only fire you want in your home, is the one in your fireplace when you are roasting chestnuts. Happy Holidays!