As the seasons turn and the weather cools down, a lot of us start thinking about the approaching autumn season and everything that comes with it. Most people would love sharing a Thanksgiving meal with their friends and families. However, “most people” doesn’t mean “all people”. There will be a number of them who aren’t content with the traditional oven-roasted bird. Instead, they may attempt to deep fry an entire turkey!
Not surprisingly, the counts of injuries associated with deep-frying a turkey have multiplied together with the popularity of this cooking style. Deep frying a turkey is a particularly dangerous cooking method for numerous reasons. A turkey fryer involves having a large vat of oil heated by an open flame burner. If the turkey is not completely thawed, when it is lowered into the oil the extra ice left in the turkey may react with it and set it off. The oil may overflow and ignite.
Likewise, if there is too much oil in the fryer, the act of simply lowering the turkey into it could cause the oil to spill and ignite. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that over 1,000 residential fires are started by a turkey fryer every year, leading to the destruction of almost 900 homes and causing 60 injuries and 5 deaths. In fact, the stance of the NFPA is that turkey fryers are not safe to use by even the most knowledgeable and cautious person out there. The risk is really very high.
As a McKinney rental property owner, having reasonable rules concerning the use of open flames and oil cooking is important. In the same manner that deep frying a turkey at Thanksgiving poses grievous risks to both your renters’ health and the safety of your property, other cooking methods that use open flames or excessive amounts of hot oil should also be prohibited from use. We all know that summer s’mores and backyard roasting pits produce delicious treats, but though they may seem harmless, the methods used to cook them are a serious hazard. They should also be prohibited.
To guarantee lease compliance and be confident that your tenants aren’t placing themselves or your property in harm’s way, regular property evaluations should be a major part of your property management plan. For this reason, Real Property Management One Source incorporates property evaluations as a scheduled service, guaranteeing that your renters are in compliance with their lease and that their festivities don’t imperil your rental home. Would you like to find out more about our property management services and how they can help you? Contact us online or call us at 214-721-0727 today.