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HOUSE REPAIRS 101 – Part 6/8

HOUSE REPAIRS 101 – Put Out a Grease Fire
(Part 6/8)

Welcome back as we continue our HOUSE REPAIRS 101 Series covering the topic of putting out a grease fire…


The best way to handle a grease fire is to use an ABC extinguisher. It is a multi-purpose fire extinguisher, which can be used on fires caused by grease, electricity or ordinary combustibles such as paper, plastic and/or wood. It’s a great idea to keep it in an easily accessible place in your kitchen. If you don’t have one, add it to your list today!

If you are faced with a stove fire and don’t have an extinguisher, smother the flames with a lid that completely covers the pan so it will cut off the oxygen that fuels the fire. Turn off the burner, if you can do so safely, and don’t touch the pan until it has completely cooled.

While some people recommend using baking soda to smother a grease fire, you should only use that method as a last resort. It takes longer for baking soda to extinguish a fire and requires you to come very close to the flames.

If a fire gets out of your control, get everyone out of the house immediately and call 911 once you are outside.

BTW – No matter how small the fire, you should always call the fire department, even if you’ve managed to put out the flames as it can continue to smolder.


Please review our list of BLOG posts that address some typical tasks that all homeowners should learn to handle to protect their investment. It surely does not cover everything you will need to know about your house BUT it’s a great place to start…

  • Put a Tool Kit Together (Part 1/8) Previous Blog
  • Find the Water Main Shutoff (Part 2/8) Previous Blog
  • Restart a Garbage Disposal Previous Blog
  • Reset the Electrical Power(Part 4/8) Previous Blog
  • Unclog a Toilet (Part 5/8) Previous Blog
  • Put out a Grease Fire – Today’s Blog
  • Change Your Air Filters (Part 7/8)
  • Open Garage Doors With No Power (Part 8/8)

We all know that most homes don’t come with instruction manuals. Without a doubt, these little emergencies are bound to happen with home-ownership and NEW homeowners, especially, may not be equipped to deal with them…


We hope you found the 6th of 8 segments regarding “HOUSE REPAIRS 101” informative and interesting… Watch for our next BLOG POST in 2 weeks covering how to Change Your Air Filters.

To locate our recommended “Trusted Vendors” in Spring Hill and Brooksville of Hernando County, Florida, be sure to visit our website at www.gailsellsfloridahomes.com/trusted-vendors/.

Until then… it’s all about YOU!
About Gail Spada

Gail Spada’s real estate career began in 1990 and it didn’t take long for Gail to discover her love for the industry. In 2001, she began her real estate sales profession with Century 21 Alliance Realty in Spring Hill, FL. Gail has worked diligently to stay on top of her game. She is a Florida Licensed REALTOR® and has earned the following designations/certifications to include: GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), ePRO (Internet Savvy Real Estate Specialist), AHWD (At Home With Diversity – One American) and SFR. It is that well-rounded training and experience, coupled with her intimate knowledge of the Hernando County real estate market, that enables Gail to deliver results to her customers.