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

Fire Safety Tips for Properties

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Fire-related incidents can easily get out of hand, but it’s still possible to 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 any fire disaster, consider applying the following fire safety measures:

Make a Working Fire Escape Plan

Creating a working fire escape plan teaches you and your household to always be on your toes. After all, fires can start anywhere so it’s best 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. This means that you should assign respective exits and meeting places that everyone can easily get to. You'll also want to do practice 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 that's near enough for everyone to reach but far from the fire
  • If you have 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

Get a Smoke Detector and Fire Alarm, as well as 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's a fire, while a fire extinguisher allows you to put out the flames at a safe distance. In order for these systems to work in your favor, you have to install them strategically in your building. Fire alarms and smoke detectors are best installed in places where the possibility of a fire might break out, while 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 and you don’t 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 

In the event that your property is devastated fire, don’t hesitate to contact Dreyer’s DKI for help. Our company offers an extensive fire damage restoration service that can get your building back up in no time. Our procedures follow tried-and-tested methods that eliminate the primary and secondary effects of fire damage. Plus, our technicians are fully licensed and are ready to give you excellent service and customer care. Making Dreyer’s DKI your go-to restoration company helps you immensely during any fire-related scenario. Just give us a call at 352-403-0350 anytime because our emergency services are on-call 24/7.  Our services are available to properties in Gainesville, Ocala, and Lake City Florida.