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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.



Prompt service. Very helpful and explained the steps to be taken for clean up and how they would provide insurance information for claims adjustment. Would recommend them.


Such a great company to work with!


Joe was not on time he was 30 minutes early WOW!! Joe was awesome I don't think he even took a break. He was very professional and careful, did bang the walls up or make any marks dragging the hose thru the doorways to each room. I highly recommend Dreyer for all your needs. Thank you Keith


They were very efficient and answered my call at a moments notice. I highly recommend Dreyer’s for anyone with water damages.


They were at the house within a few hours of us calling and immediately got to work. They have been very good with communication with me and my insurance company.


Had some mold concerns in my home and the Project manager was so helpful. He helped me understand what was going on and advised me to keep my ac on when I was awa. I would definitely recommend using them if you have an concerns about mold in your home.


Very efficient and thorough.


Derek and Topher from Dreyer’s were great! Knew exactly what they were doing and contained the problem fast!


Great people, and great work done by Kyle B and Vic!


DKI was WONDERFUL! They came in after we experienced a pipe burst in our shower which was recently remodeled by Morgan Exteriors. DKI went to bat for us submitting pictures and communicated with Morgan's Jacksonville manager on our behalf. Which was very helpful. The crew (Oscar) was professional, very responsive and did quality work with the clean up, removal of the wet flooring and dry up. They...


Desmond helped clean up and dry my laundry room when the washer valve wouldn’t shut off. Very professional and quick response time.


Ricardo, Kyle, and Jackson were all super helpful in an unexpected leak situation in my apartment. The process was very quick and their work was great!


Desmond was professional and patient with everything. Will definitely call them again for any restoration my home may need.


Pleased, on schedule, on time, reasonable price


Excellent services, professional manner. Thank You Dreyer DKI.


Dreyer's was fast to get us on the schedule and our carpets looked great when they were done!


Excellent service. First company I have ever hired that communicated eta at all times. Clean non-smoking staff. Super respectful of my belongings. Easy to work with and communicated process every step of the way during a very stressful process for my family due to water damage. Contained dust to work area. Highly recommend.


Very pleased with Austin and Rick doing some work in my 2 bathrooms. They left the place clean and their work was very professional and thorough.We were impressed by both of them.


Very pleased with Austin and Rick doing some work in my 2 bathrooms. They left the place clean and their work was very professional and thorough.We were impressed by both of them.


They did a great job and were very professional about everything will definitely use them again if ever needed.


I highly recommend Dreyers Carpet care. The past 5 times I have used Joe, Victor & Kyle and they have all done great work for me. I especially like the new products Kyle used this past week. They are AMAZING especially after hosting a house full for 4th of July. Everything is super clean and I am happy with their work.


Excellent services per Ricardo and Matthew, very professional and courtesy. Thank You all for your services.


Ricardo, Junior and Matt were competent, helpful, friendly, and communicative.


Dreyer's is incredible! We experienced a busted pipe which led to water and mold damage. They were able to come out to the house, rip out what needed to come up, get everything dried out (which was no small feat), and treat the mold all in less than a week. At one point, I came back to the house (we were in an Airbnb) to get some things and was apparently pretty quiet because they didn't realize I...


Dreyer's DKI was very responsive, coming to our home during a holiday weekend. They tore out all of our water-damaged flooring, drywall, and baseboard, and placed fans and dehumidifiers around the house. They also took my area rug and pad to have it cleaned. I'm only giving 4 stars because I don't have the rug back yet, so I don't know how it will look.