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Fire Safety Tips for Properties in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala & Lake City, FL

Fire Safety Tips for Properties in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala & Lake City, FL

Fire-related incidents can easily get out of hand, but you can more easily control the situation if you and your household are prepared. With the right plan and equipment, you can quickly put out small flames before they can escalate into raging fires. To ensure that you and your family can manage fire disasters safely, take the following fire safety precautions:

Make a Working Fire Escape Plan

Creating a working fire escape plan ensures that your family is prepared for an emergency. Fires can start anywhere, so make sure that everyone knows what to do once a fire breaks out. The best fire escape plans are the ones that can get everyone out of the house in the safest and fastest way possible. Your plan should assign respective exits and meeting places that everyone can easily get to. We recommend practicing home fire drills at least twice a year, so escaping a fire becomes instinctual.

To make your fire escape plan more effective, consider doing the following tips:

  • Assign people to watch over family members who have mobility problems or limitations.
  • Choose an open space to meet up that is close by for everyone to reach but will still be far from the fire.
  • If you have house guests, share your fire escape routes and plans with them.
  • Keep emergency numbers nearby or saved on your mobile devices (e.g. fire department, police, etc.)
  • If your windows have security bars, make sure that they have emergency release devices.
  • Ensure that you have working smoke detectors, fire alarms, and fire extinguishers.
Smoke Detector and Fire Alarm

Smoke detectors, fire alarms, and fire extinguishers are your first lines of defense whenever a fire breaks out. Smoke detectors and fire alarms alert you when there is a fire, while a fire extinguisher allows you to put out the flames at a safe distance. For these systems to work in your favor, you have to install them strategically in your home. Fire alarms and smoke detectors should be installed throughout your home, especially in fire-prone spaces like your kitchen and laundry room. Fire extinguishers must be placed in nearby, easy-to-reach areas.

Inspect Your Systems Regularly

Once your property is equipped with the necessary fire prevention equipment, you should make it a habit to have them inspected regularly. Malfunctioning fire alarms or fire extinguishers are quite common, so you do not want to encounter these problems once a fire starts. You need to contact your local fire safety inspectors if you want your equipment maintained properly. These authorities can recommend if your system needs repair or replacement, and warn you if your fire extinguishers have expired.

Dreyer’s DKI is On-Call 24/7 

If you have faced a devastating fire, contact Dreyer’s DKI for professional help and a fast response. Our company offers an extensive fire damage restoration service that restores your home’s safety. Our procedures follow tried-and-tested methods that eliminate the primary and secondary effects of fire damage. Plus, our technicians are fully licensed and ready to provide excellent customer care. Dreyer’s DKI is ready to be your go-to restoration company for any fire-related scenario. Just give us a call at 352-403-0085 anytime because our emergency services are on-call 24/7.  Our services are available in Gainesville, Ocala, and Lake City Florida.



The service was way more than what I expected. The technician was knowledgeable respectful and on time. The carpets looked brand new when he was done and we had been in this apartment for four years.


Austin Sizemore and Ricardo Deleon were a pleasure to work with! Very professional and friendly! I would highly recommend their services!

Bill / Cody Martin /

Brett and JR did a great job for me fast friendly and professional.


Had Dreyer's do a Duct cleaning at one of our rentals because the tenants complained about an oder. The 2 guys who did the work were very professional. I would definitely recommend them for Duct cleaning.


Dreyer's DKI came out and checked for mold in my condo on the Beach. They didn't find any thank goodness. They did however tell me how I can lower the humidity in my home. The inspector was very professional and I appreciate their honesty. Would definitely recommend Dreyer's DKI if you even think you may have mold.


All technicians were curtious.. they were thorough and quick they explained the process and tried to normalize our lives. We had just moved in and hadn't even unpacked, so we were stressing really bad. They assured us it would go ok. We had enjoyable experience with this company. Thanks to all of staff that handled in problem..

Ann Marie

I want to thank everyone at Dreyer’s DKI for the quick service they provided once my leak was detected and fixed. Andy Verdon was first on site within 15 minutes of my call. He coordinated everything and helped with getting my homeowners claim started. Brett Summers was the team lead who took care of the tear out of my water damaged vanity and floor and set up all the equipment for the dry out a...


We had some water damage and needed help. Dreyer's was there for the job. I was not disappointed by their work. I appreciate everything they did for us.


Both of my bathrooms flooded on a Saturday evening. I called them snd they were they an hour quicker than expected.. they completed the job in a quick and professional manner ad promised. WISH I COULD GO 6 STARS


Love this company!! I’ve dealt with others in the past and nothing compares to Dryers, the work was amazing the office response time was amazing and my husband and I were more then pleased with the service that was done.


Such a great crew, very hard working. Got the job done very quick. Julian was such a hard worker I thought that boy was a machine the was he never stopped working!!!! Give that man a raise!! Highly recommend dki


Very professional team. Got in and out in no time. Julian was by far the hardest worker. That guy was like Superman couldn’t believe my eyes. Highly recommend!!!!


Ana is amazing. She is so sweet and willing to help work around your schedule.


I can not say enough wonderful thing about this company ,and this team Michael G, Austin S and Bob S..They came to my home set up equipment to dry out and stop mold from getting worse. I will recommend them in the future..thanks again DKI Dreyers..Barb D


Rob A and the extended Dreyer's DKI team are simply amazing. When it comes to disaster cleanup needs, think of them as a 5-star NASCAR pit crew. They work fast and are thorough....which gets them a 4-star rating, but they earn the 5th star due to their communication and friendly disposition.


The technicians from Dreyers were terrific. Unfortunately, our flooding in one bedroom occured on a Friday night but they promptly came within a short time and stayed until 1 AM to get all equipment set up and operational. Everything worked properly and they returned to get their equipment when promised. They followed through with paperwork for unsurance. They were excellent. We recommend! PS Have...


Dreyer's and their team were courteous, honest and professional. They were forthright in all their dealings and did exactly what they said would and could. They were so honest that when insurance denied the claim, Dreyer's recommended a contractor to handle the rest of the job in order to save on cost. Highly recommended.


Friday evening and early into Saturday morning I had an emergency food in my home. I called two other places that claim to have 24 hour service and was promised they would call me back. Well they did call back on Monday!!!! Thats false advertisement!!!! When I called ****** *** they sent Junior and ****** who couldnt have been more professional and did a great job of treating my problems. They wil...


Friday evening and early into Saturday morning I had an emergency food in my home. I called two other places that claim to have 24 hour service and was promised they would call me back. Well they did call back on Monday!!!! Thats false advertisement!!!! When I called ****** *** they sent Junior and ****** who couldnt have been more professional and did a great job of treating my problems. They wil...


We had Dreyer’s clean our carpets and they did a greasy job! Quick, efficient, and totally professional! Pricing was very fair. Would highly recommend if you need carpets cleaned before moving out or just for a refresh!


Great job!

Laura Ann

Ana was fabulous to work with and carpet technician was on time, efficient and pleasant. Thank you!


Very professional and would highly recommend!!


We had several water leakage in laundry room that was also seeping into kitchen under new flooring. Called a plumber he found the source & recommended that we call DKI Restoration since he noted another of water damage. Called right away & John Fusco, Mitigation Mgr & Logan Barcia, Lead Technician came out immediately! Their team is remarkable, efficient & professional. The same day within hours,...


First off yesterday (04-06-2022) morning the young Lady at Dreyers responded quickly to our property manager's request for service. It was only a few minutes before I received a call back. I believe her name was Jess and she was calling to setup a same day appointment time to have Ricardo and Brett come out to our home to help remove rain water / moisture from the two bedrooms that had developed...