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5 Solid Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining a Gas Range

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaning a gas stove with kitchen utensils Clean the grease off your stove top

Follow These Tips And You Might Avoid A Kitchen Fire

Fires in a home start in many different ways. You can bet that if something in your home in Bullard, TX, gets hot or has a flame it has the potential to start a fire. Not surprisingly, a gas range is capable of igniting items in your home. A few precautions can make your range safe and secure. 

1. Clean the grease - Over time, grease builds up on your range. At first, it can be difficult to notice, but if the range has not been wiped down for a period of time it can thicken and pose a fire danger. Clean the range with a cleaning agent that cuts through grease.

2. Wipe down the burners - A thorough range cleaning includes eliminating any combustible residue on the burners. This could be in the form of food items that are large enough to flare up and cause a fire risk. Also, be sure to clean the grates by soaking them in warm, soapy water.

3. Clean the oven - The oven portion of a gas range also demands attention. If a casserole spills over, the food remains in the oven can smoke and produce unpleasant odors. Use an oven cleaner to keep your oven as clean as the top of the stove.

4. Clear the area around the range - It is never a good idea to have a lot of clutter near the range. This includes items such as paper towels, dish rags or even flammable cleaning products.

5. Watch out for smoke - Any residue on your stove has the potential to send a smoke smell onto your curtains and other items. Be sure to clean all around your gas range.
If a fire does occur in your home, call for the services of a fire mitigation company. Trained technicians will arrive on site to clean your home of soot and smoke damage.

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