How to Prevent Home Fires

Home fires are the most common disaster in the county; according to the American Red Cross, in 2006 there was a fire report every 80 seconds and causing the death of a civilian every 204 minutes.

Fortunately, there are many things you can do to avoid this situation – for this reason at Dreyer’s DKI in Gainesville, we would like to share some useful information to avoid and stay safe during these emergencies.


Most of home fires start in this area of your home; avoid wearing synthetic fabrics or loose clothes while cooking. Don’t forget to remove pot handlers, curtains or anything that can catch fire from the stove. Never leave your kitchen while you are frying or boiling food, remember that oil and grease ignite very easily.


Teach your children the dangers of playing with fire and keep matches and lighters away from their reach. Also, your children should stay at least three feet away from operating stoves.


Make sure that the power cords are not worn out or old, and avoid overloading extensions. Winter is upon us and you should also beware of space heaters; place them on a sturdy place and keep them away from anything that can burn easily.

Be Prepared!

“Forearmed is forewarned.” Make sure to have an evacuation plan ready and practice it with your family at least twice a year. Remember to install smoke detectors around your home and give them regular maintenance. A good idea is having a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.

Don’t be part of those dreadful statistics, these simple ideas will help you avoid home fires and injuries caused by them. Keep in mind that during an emergency, the safety of you and your family should the most important thing.

If you are in an unfortunate situation, Dreyer’s DKI is always by your side. Our technicians are prepared to handle any fire aftermath using the latest technology – for this and many other reasons, consider us next time you are looking for property restoration in Gainesville.

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Remember to check back on our blog for more useful tips, like these ones on how to prevent bathroom mold.