Deep-Fried Turkey Fire Damage Safety Tips | DeKalb, IL

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These Deep-Fried Turkey Safety Tips Can Prevent Fire Damage to Your DeKalb, IL Home

In case of a fire damage emergency, contact ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip.

It’s well-documented that people get stressed-out over the Thanksgiving holiday. There is, after all, a lot to think about this time of year. Who do you invite to Thanksgiving dinner? What do you serve? How do you keep the peanut oil in the turkey deep-fryer from exploding like it did last year?

Many human beings seem to crave mindless danger, whether it involves sky diving, bungee-jumping, or submerging a turkey in boiling hot peanut oil.

Seriously, deep-frying a turkeys in oil — whether it’s peanut oil, sesame oil, vegetable oil, etc. — has become an emerging Thanksgiving trend. One reason may be expediency: deep-frying a turkey can cut cooking time in half. Another reason is that deep-frying provides a different turkey taste experience.

Unfortunately, boiling oil represents the very definition of a fire hazard. The Internet abounds with videos of people who simply don’t know what they’re doing, experienced an unfortunate accident, or both. Whatever the cause, a runaway turkey oil fire tends to be the final result, including the inevitable fire damage and smoke damage.

When performed correctly, however, a deep-fried turkey can be a special taste treat with a touch of traditional southern flavor for the Illinois communities of Sandwich, Genoa, DeKalb, Cortland, and Somonauk, IL.

Because accidents can always happen, some common-sense precautions should be observed to protect your home and other property from fire damage and smoke damage, and the fire damage restoration expenses that can result.

First and foremost, be sure to know what you’re doing. Approaching a bubbling deep-fryer with only half the necessary knowledge is a recipe for disaster. Secondly, be sure your turkey is as completely thawed as possible before placing it in the oil—boiling oil and ice do not react well. Thirdly, never, NEVER use a deep-fryer designed for outdoor use indoors! And fourthly, keep that oil cooker a safe distance from your home. If boiling oil tips or otherwise spatters, you’ll want it to happen a long way from flammable objects, such as your house.

Should fire damage or smoke damage visit you this Thanksgiving, call on ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip. Our disaster recovery teams specialize in smoke damage and fire damage restoration, and we possess the materials and equipment necessary to help your home quickly recover from a fire damage or smoke damage event.

ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip wishes you a safe and pleasant Thanksgiving holiday, and we’re thankful to be able to serve you for all your cleaning services needs.