Disaster Restoration Info from Complete DKI

With years of experience in disaster restoration, Complete DKI is a leading restoration contractor for Pensacola, Gulf Shores, Gulf Breeze, Mobile and surrounding area. Call our 24-hour emergency response line to get help now!
Posted on October 13th, 2014 by completedki

 

One of the things that we take pride in most here at Complete DKI is our ability to respond to an emergency restoration situation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether it is 11 o’clock in the morning, or 12 at night, all calls are answered by a member of our dedicated staff. After your phone call, Complete DKI can mobilize and get our experienced crews out to you within an hour!

Complete DKI will begin by assessing your emergency. After your emergency has been assessed, we will provide the homeowner with a professional board up service. We provide these services so that we can minimize the possibility of any more potential damage taking place immediately after your emergency.

Here at Complete DKI, we have the ability to board up anything from a residential property all the way to a large commercial property.

Our technicians effectively board up:

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Garage Doors
  • Roofs
Posted on October 13th, 2014 by completedki

This year is flying by, and once again Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching! As we all know, Thanksgiving is quite possibly the biggest day for cooking in the United States. As a result, the number of fires doubles on Thanksgiving Day. Did you know Thanksgiving Day home fires cause more property damage and claim more lives than any other given day in the year?

 

  • Never leave the kitchen when you’re are frying, grilling, or broiling food. (If you have to leave the kitchen, turn off the stove while you’re out)
  • If you are simmering, baking, boiling, or roasting food, make sure to check it regularly. (Set a timer to help you remember)
  • NEVER leave your home while food is cooking.
  • No loose clothing, dangling sleeves! They catch fire easily!
  • Long hair should also be pulled back in order to prevent it from catching fire.
  • The kitchen should be marked a “kid free zone” while there is any type of cooking going on.
  • Make sure to not leave any spoons, pot holders, packaging, curtains, or hand towels near the stove top or any other cooking appliance. These catch fire extremely easy.
  • If you are using a turkey fryer, make sure it is outdoors and in an open area away from all walls, fences or anything else that could catch on fire! Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions!

Many people think “Oh, that’ll never happen to me!” don’t think that, it very well can happen to you. You may be running around your kitchen trying to get everything cooked and accidentally leave the towel on top of your gas stove. A few seconds later “POOF!” a kitchen fire has broken out. Statistically, they say that a house fire will happen to 1 in 5 people in their lifetime, that’s a pretty big chance.

Give Complete DKI a call at 850.CALL.DKI or 251.CALL.DKI if you have suffered from a cooking related fire.

Posted on October 13th, 2014 by completedki

 

A home or structural fire can be one of the scariest things someone can go through in their entire lifetime. Did you know that you only have about 2 minutes to get out once a flame has started? That’s not very long. Complete DKI has some tips on fire safety and what you can do to prevent a fire!

Once a fire has started, it can take the fire department up to 6 minutes to arrive on site of the emergency. When a fire is burning, 6 minutes can seem like an eternity. What you do in that 6 minutes is very, very important. Once you realize there is danger, you need to get out as quickly as possible. How? Get low and stay low! During a fire, heat and smoke rise. By getting low to the ground, you can get the most oxygen out of the air you are breathing.

Once you and your family are out, stay out, and call for help! This is the best thing you can do for your own safety. The fire department will soon arrive on sight and hopefully put the fire out in a timely manner so that as many of your belongings can be salvaged as possible.

Before The Fire

  • It is very important to identify and remove fire hazards before they have a chance to cause a problem.
  • You should also make sure that you have working smoke detectors in every room of your home. They should be tested every 6 months and completely replaced every 10 years.
  • You should also sit and make a fire escape plan, and a safe meeting spot after a fire.
  • Practice your fire escape plan with your family twice a year.

Working smoke alarms and a good escape plan save lives!

 

 Complete DKI is here to help you get back on your feet after a fire. No matter what time of day or night it is, we make it our goal to mobilize and make it to your emergency within an hour of your call. We offer board up services at no cost to the homeowner so that your belongings can be secure from any further damages before the repair work can begin. If you have suffered from a fire, give Complete DKI a call anytime at 850.CALL.DKI or 251.CALL.DKI.

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Posted on October 8th, 2014 by completedki

 

Everyone knows the annoying little beep that starts as soon as you get in bed and get comfortable at night. Oh and it won’t stop until you get up, find it, and fix it. Yea, that would be your smoke detector letting you know that its batteries are getting low. Now while we all hate that noise, it is there to keep us safe. Have you ever wondered why smoke detectors are so important? The answer to my question is simple. Smoke detectors save lives! Working smoke detectors in your home increase your chances of survival drastically. Why? Think of them as a built in guard dog to protect you from fire. If a fire were to start in your home, smoke spreads extremely fast. Smoke detectors are there to let you know so you have time to get out.

Here’s what you need to know!

  • At a MINIMUM one smoke detector should be on each level of the home.
  • At BEST there should be smoke detectors in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
  • Test your smoke alarms every month! This will help you ensure that they are working up to par.
  • If your smoke detector sounds, get outside and STAY outside.
  • Replace your smoke alarm batteries once a year.
  • Smoke detectors don’t last forever! Their normal life is usually about 10 years. All technology gets upgraded over time, including smoke detectors!

Any questions or concerns about your smoke detectors? Contact your local fire department or fire inspector for help!

If you have suffered from a loss due to fire give Complete DKI a call  24/7 at 850.CALL.DKI!