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 July 27th, 2016 by completedki

*ATTENTION AGENTS & ADJUSTERS*

Complete DKI in conjunction with GHD will be presenting a live burn event with continuing education for Florida and Alabama agents and adjusters.   Once completed, you will have earned 6 CE Credits.  DKI will provide breakfast and lunch during the event.  There are two locations and two dates for this opportunity. The Crestview location will be held on September 29 at Crestview Warriors Hall.  The Spanish Fort location will be held on November 15 at the Spanish Fort Community Center.  Space is limited so please RSVP today on their Facebook page or email Ashlee@completedki.com.   We look forward to seeing you all there!   2016 Live Burn

Posted on July 19th, 2016 by completedki

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Experiencing damage to your house from unexpected tragedies can be tough to handle.  Thanks to Complete DKI, there is a new program out to help you.  And if you need to make a claim, Complete  DKI specializes in insurance repair. We work with you and your insurance company to get you back to normal.

 

Follow these steps before you make a claim with your insurance:

1. Call your agent before making a claim

- It may be more beneficial to find out the severity of the loss before creating a claim.

2. Gather loss information

        -Cause of Loss

        -Affected Areas

        -Homeowners Contact Information

        -Deductible Amount

3. Contact Complete DKI

        – To evaluate the loss

        – Help you on the next steps to take to prevent further damage

4. Loss Follow-Up

        -Complete DKI will follow up with your agent to provide details of the loss, with pictures.

Your local agent should be aware of this new program and it will take a lot of stress of your shoulders if a disaster does occur.  With hurricane season upon us, this is a great program to keep handy.  Complete DKI’s goal is to get you back on your feet and back to normalcy as fast as possible.

24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE

Pensacola, FL 850.Call.DKI or 850.225.5354

Mobile, AL 251.Call.DKI or 850.225.5354

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Posted on May 2nd, 2016 by completedki

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I got a job!  That is pretty self explanatory, however, telling friends and family about the company has not been easy.  DKI stands for Disaster Kleen-up International.  That does not define Complete DKI in any way though.  This being my second day, I feel like I might understand a quarter of what this company does for families, businesses, and the community here in Pensacola and vast surrounding areas.  Let’s start with explaining what we (I’m one of them now!) mean by  “Disaster” and “Kleen-up”.

These are the types of disasters I assumed we dealt with.

 

The exploding toilet, and mold (unfortunately not an urban legend) did not come to my mind, and I bet you’ve never thought about how much water comes out of the fire sprinklers!

 

 

 

 

Complete DKI provides a path to normalcy after falling victim to a disaster, natural or man-made.  We have 24 hour emergency response teams, that are easily identified by uniform and vehicle.  We also offer free board ups for exposed interiors.   Our “Kleen-up” provides restoration after fire, water, or mold by using the industries newest technology.  This includes mold remediation, water damage remediation, fire and smoke damage mediation, storm cleanup,  and and full construction services.  Apparently not all fire and flood damaged belongings are total losses. I had no idea!  We have a warehouse full of technicians working on completely restoring various families’ treasured belongings.  I am, at this moment, watching a mammoth fireplace being rebuilt right outside of my office window.

Today (day 4) Project Manager Charles Baker brought me to a work site.  It was a kitchen fire resulting from improper deep frying. While Charles’ team was at work removing damaged belongings to our warehouse for repair, I researched safety in frying food indoors.  Here are some tips:

  • DO IT OUTSIDE!! –This, to me, is the most obvious way to not kill yourself or burn your house down!  You’ll have minimal spatter worries, and the dirty dog smell of your couch won’t be replaced by Eau de French Fry.  The mess will be kept outside, which will be convenient when/if it all goes up in flames!
  • Know the SMOKE POINT  of your oil–Every oil has a temperature at which they begin to smoke.  When oil smokes it is not only a stinky mess, scary words like toxic and free radicals are thrown out there as well!
  • “Nothing But Net!” is a terrible idea–Tossing your grub into the sizzling oil from across the room is a sure fire way (ha! See what I did there?!) to visit your local burn unit.  Be brave.  Get close.  You can do it.  Use a slotted spoon or a strainer if your arm chickens out.

 

Closing out day 5, and they haven’t fired me yet!  I have learned a ton this week about Complete DKI.  We provide restoration services to residential, commercial, and insurance clients.  The services we provide include emergency response, construction servicescatastrophe response, contents restoration, environmental services, fire and smoke damage, and water damage repair.  Complete DKI is licensed, insred, and registered to do business in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties in Florida as well as Mobile and Baldwin counties in Alabama. Check back for next week’s adventures!

Posted on January 11th, 2016 by completedki

Believe it or not, battery fires are a huge deal. From the moment you buy the pack of batteries at your local grocery store, it is important to store them in a safe place. There have been many cases where 9 volt batteries have been the cause of a house fire. What is alarming to us, is that our fire detectors call for 9 volt batteries so it is very important for everyone to know how to dispose of them safely when replacing them. Complete DKI is here to help you and your family become aware of the hazards so that you can prevent a house fire in your home.

I know to a lot of people, battery fires are not the first thing on your mind. In fact, you may even be unaware that 9 volt batteries are such a huge threat! There have been accidents where someone is simply just changing the batteries in their fire alarm at home and without thinking anything of it, they tossed the used batteries in the trash can like any other garbage. The next thing you know, your trash can is sitting out by the street and there are roaring flames that takes more than your water hose to put out. To provide you with even more information about battery fires and safety precautions for you and your family, we have attached a couple videos that may catch your attention.  http://themotherlist.com/fire-safety-video-must-watch/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75_f6CjIcz8 A fire or any disaster for that matter is something that no one wants to experience in a lifetime, so that is why it is so important to be prepared and have a safety plan!  If you experience fire damage in your home, call Complete DKI 24/7. Our technicians work around the clock and are always fully prepared in uniforms and clearly marked Complete DKI vans. Our technicians are always professional and presentable! If you experience fire damage, please contact our full service location on Davis Highway by calling 850-CALL-DKI or 850-225-5354. 

Posted on December 15th, 2015 by completedki

 

 

 

 

 

With Winter quickly approaching us, all that is on our minds is hot chocolate, warm blankets, layers of clothing, cranking the heat up, and for a few of us a miserable couple of months ahead. While some of us may be more than ready for Winter, others are indeed, not! We all like to make sure we are warm and comfy in our homes, especially during these cold months. There are many safe heating methods that Complete DKI would love to share with you, as well as those not so smart methods that could do a lot of damage to you and/or your home. Here are some tips for you and your family this Winter!

  • Never burn charcoal inside your home as a fuel alternative. This is extremely dangerous. If charcoal is being burnt in an enclosed space, it gives off deadly amounts of carbon monoxide fumes that could kill you.
  • Do not burn excessive amounts of paper to build a vast fire in the fire place. This can cause a house fire by igniting the soot and creosote in the chimney. Also, never remove the fireplace screen to allow more heat in the house. It is there to keep sparks from flying out of the fire place and starting a fire.
  • Electric furnaces, baseboard heaters, and other heating methods that use electricity, are the most efficient and safe heating methods out there. Although these methods are a bit pricey, if they are an option for you, the safety features on these heaters make it worth it for your family’s safety.
  • Natural gas heating is very cost effective and actually a very popular way to heat your home. Natural gas is very clean and healthy for the environment we live in. No matter what time of the year it is or what the weather is like outside, natural gas is always safe and reliable. Once you start using it,is has an immediate impact on the environment.
  • Do not use your kitchen stove as a heating source. This is a huge fire hazard and can cause serious damage. People have been known to leave all the burners on at the same time or even set the oven temperature at the highest it can go to heat their home. If you have a gas oven and you do this, carbon monoxide gas can build up and poison you and your family.

Of course when we are cold and uncomfortable we will try any method to make our homes warm. Just keep in mind the tips that we shared today and know that there are very safe ways as well as completely dangerous ways to produce heat. It is very important to educate yourself as well as your family when it comes to fire hazards. Your Aunt Liz from Florida could be visiting you in Colorado and of course she is not used to any temperatures below fifty degrees. It’s currently negative ten degrees in Colorado and all she is worried about is finding some kind of warmth. Everyone is asleep so she turns on the burners on the stove and then falls back asleep. Next thing you know, the entire family is woken up by flames surrounding the house and you have to follow your emergency escape plan to get out! Of course no one ever wants to go through this experience so please keep these safe heating methods in mind this season!

If you do experience fire damage in your home, call Complete DKI 24/7. Our technicians work around the clock and are always dressed in uniform, will arrive in clearly marked Complete DKI vans and are ready for any emergency! Please contact our full service location on Davis Highway by calling 850-CALL-DKI or 850-225-5354

Complete DKI wishes you all a safe and disaster free winter season!

 

Posted on December 8th, 2015 by completedki

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tis the season to be jolly! I’m sure that most of us can agree that Christmas is the best time of the year! Christmas trees, beautiful ornaments, houses all around town shining with lights, poinsettias on the front porch and of course a good Christmas meal. It is such a wonderful time of year that sometimes we can be so caught up in the moment that we forget some of the most important fire safety precautions. Did you know that U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 210 home fires per year that  began with Christmas tree fires in 2009-2013? Unfortunately, Christmas trees can be a huge fire hazard so it is up to you to take the correct precautions to ensure that you and your family can have safe and fire-free holiday!

Complete DKI is here to help you this holiday season! Before you start your decorating this year, please take a minute to check out these valuable tips!

  • Before you start hanging up lights on your house, inspect them thoroughly to make sure that they are working properly and don’t have any loose connections or eroded ends. If you do notice a light bulb out, replace them right away!
  • Try not to overload your homes electrical circuits. This can be very dangerous and can cause a fire!
  • To prevent getting electrocuted, use insulated hooks to hang up lights instead of nails or screws.  
  • Always make sure to turn off your Christmas lights before leaving your home or going to bed.
  • Make sure that the lights you are using outside are labeled “outside lights” and the lights you are using inside are labeled “inside lights”.
  • Never place your Christmas tree anywhere near a heat source. Especially a fire place.
  • Christmas trees always look better wrapped in lights, but please do not overload it with them. This can cause your circuits to overload which can lead to a fire.
  • Keeping in mind that your home could possibly suffer from a fire, take precautions and make sure that all exits are clear and your Christmas tree or any other decorations are not blocking any pathways.
  • Natural Christmas trees have a much higher risk for catching fire. If you use an artificial tree, make sure that it is flame retardant.

Let’s face it, we are all so busy this time of the year. We have last minute gift shopping, Christmas parades, work parties, family gatherings and all kinds of different activities to do in such a short amount of time. It is too easy to forget that simple decorations and an innocent little (or big) Christmas tree could start such a huge tragedy. You could be hanging up the Christmas lights outside with your son and maybe he wasn’t aware that you cannot overload the circuits. He plugged one too many light strands in and BOOM, an electrical fire has started. It is so important to educate not only yourself, but your family as well.

If you experience fire damage in your home, call Complete DKI 24/7. Our technicians work around the clock and are always fully prepared in uniforms and clearly marked Complete DKI vans. Our technicians are always professional and presentable! If you experience fire damage, please contact our full service location on Davis Highway by calling 850-CALL-DKI or 850-225-5354.

Complete DKI wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

*REMEMBER… Christmas is the time to kindle a fire in the heart, not in your home!