Tips in Keeping Your Property Safe during Your Super Bowl Get-Together
Being one of the largest food consumption days in the United States with households hosting friends and family to watch the “big game”, Super Bowl Sunday can bring unanticipated dangers to your property. Below are some suggested steps to help avoid property damage and keep the focus on having fun!
Dangers in the Kitchen:
Biggest rule in the kitchen – DON’T GET DISTRACTED. Ensure the safety of your guests, your property, and yourself by keeping an eye on your oven and stove top. Do not leave your oven unattended while cooking, set timers to avoid burning food, never discard hot grease in a trash can, clean up splattered grease and oil immediately, and keep cooking surfaces clear of flammable items.
Maxing out your power sources by overloading electrical outlets and using excessive extension cords creates not only tripping hazards but is also a leading cause of electrical fires. When a circuit tries to draw more electricity than it is designed to handle, the systems can overheat resulting in a high risk of fire. Remember to keep circuit usage within appropriate limits of the circuit load. Space out plug-in devices or appliances, unplug anything that does not need to be used, be aware of any warning signs of an overloaded circuit (diming lights, bussing outlets, burning odors, etc.)
Complications with clogged drains can be a nightmare with a full house. With the potential of water damage ruining the fun, it’s best to check pipes for leaks, keep food and grease away from kitchen drains and be cautious of what is flushed down toilets.
SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE GAME!
Now that you have a plan in place to keep problems at bay, it’s time to relax while cheering on your favorite NFL team and kicking back with friends and family!
If a disaster does occur – remember SERVPRO of Santa Clara is here to help 24/7. Call our highly trained team for assistance (408) 392-9700.