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Are you planning on frying your turkey this Thanksgiving?

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

a turkey fire caused by a turkey fryer Safety is always first!

Next week we celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. This can mean time to rest or celebrate with family. Typically a feast will be in the works, we hope you enjoy it safely. 

 Are you planning to fry your turkey? This is a task that requires strategy and patience because it can be dangerous if not done correctly. Here are a few safety tips for frying your turkey at home. 

  • Deep fry your turkey at least 10 feet away from your home, not on your deck
  • Place your deep fryer on a leveled surface and gauge the correct amount of oil needed for your size turkey
  • Make sure to completely thaw your turkey before placing it in the fryer
  • Protect your skin by wearing flame retardant gloves and shoes with closed toes
  • Do not attempt to move the fryer once it is already operating
  • Do not heat the oil higher than the recommended temperature for your turkey or from the fryer manufacturer
  • Do not attempt to put out an oil fire with water

 We hope that you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday, with or without the deep-fried turkey. Stay safe and remember that your local SERVPRO of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus is always here to help!

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