Families all over South Carolina are gearing up for holiday celebrations in their homes and the homes of their loved ones. This entails preparing lavish feasts, which entail certain risks if proper safety precautions aren’t taken. In this case, Everyday Health offers the following advice to keep your holiday celebration safe and fun for all.
Keep multitasking to a minimum
To minimize accidents and increase safety while cooking, stay focused on the task at hand rather than socializing on your phone, watching tv or tending to household chores. Staying in the kitchen and closely observing your meal without multitasking or trying to get too much done at once will not only make for a fantastic dinner for you and your family but ensure the safety of your loved ones.
Don’t leave your stove unattended
In the same token, never leave your stove unattended while cooking. It only takes a few seconds for a serious issue to occur, which could lead to a burn injury or even a fire. Limit the number of people in your kitchen while cooking to prevent distractions from occurring. Also, be sure to keep kids far away from the stove to prevent accidents from occurring.
Be sure your smoke alarms work
If a fire breaks out a working smoke alarm is a must. Smoke alarms should be positioned liberally around your home, in your kitchen, on all floors, and outside of any bedrooms. You should also make sure your alarms by working once a month. If it’s been more than a year since you replaced the batteries, do so now.