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Tips for Identifying and Thawing Frozen Pipes

While your best option is to prevent frozen pipes, sometimes your efforts to keep freezing temperatures at bay aren’t enough. Watch for these signs of frozen pipes, and if you find one, follow our tips to thaw it safely. How to Identify Frozen Pipes Cold temperatures: Obviously, it must first be cold outside to create a risk for frozen pipes.… Continue reading

Winter Driving: Tips for Before You Go

If you live in an area where snow and ice are the norm this time of year, it’s important to drive extra cautiously. In part one of this series, we’ll discuss how to prepare your car for winter driving conditions before you hit the road. Have Your Car Serviced The best way to prevent getting stranded in a snowstorm is… Continue reading

FIRST PRIORITY DKI OPENS A NEW, LARGER LOCATION IN GILBERTS

January 13, 2020 – First Priority DKI has moved into a new, larger facility at 114 Industrial Drive in Gilberts, IL. It is a fully operational 15,000 square foot building. Come visit the new space in Gilberts at First Priority’s grand opening scheduled for February 21. Please contact T.J. Seiffert at [email protected] for more information. (more…) Continue reading

BOUCHARD CLEANING & RESTORATION RECEIVES 2019 BEST OF BANGOR AWARD FOR FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION

(January 9, 2020) – Bouchard Cleaning & Restoration, Inc., a member company of DKI’s elite property restoration network, is honored to receive the 2019 Best of Bangor Award in the Fire Damage Restoration category by the Bangor Award Program. (more…) Continue reading

How to Use Space Heaters Safely

Space heaters make cold rooms more comfortable in the winter, but if misused, they can be a safety hazard. In fact, space heaters account for 86 percent of home heating fire deaths. Keep your home and family safe with these tips for buying and operating a space heater. Select a Space Heater that Meets Your Needs Portable radiators heat the… Continue reading

Resolve to be Ready for 2020

Looking for New Year’s resolution ideas? How about one that will improve your safety and peace of mind in an emergency? Every family should have an emergency plan, and there’s no better time than now to start preparing! Plan for emergencies that happen in your area. For instance, California residents should plan for earthquakes, while Florida locals should get ready… Continue reading

K-TECH KLEENING SUPPORTS LOCAL FAMILIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Dec. 23, 2019 – K-tech Kleening Systems, a member company of DKI, North America's largest disaster restoration contracting organization, proudly donated 400 holiday food baskets to less fortunate families throughout Central Wisconsin. (more…) Continue reading

Give the Gift of Emergency Preparedness

Building an emergency kit can be daunting. That’s why so many people are unprepared for disasters when they strike their area. Show your loved ones how much you care by gifting them with emergency preparedness items for the holidays. Here are 10 ideas that won’t break the bank. Emergency light source: Whether it’s a lantern, flashlight, or headlamp, the gift… Continue reading

BOUCHARD CLEANING & RESTORATION IS EXPANDING

(December 17, 2019) – Bouchard Cleaning & Restoration Inc. DKI, a member company of DKI’s elite property restoration network, today announced that they have expanded into Cumberland County and opened an office at 24 Bridgeton Road, Suite 2 in Westbrook, ME. “We are dedicated to this new expansion to help serve our customers throughout Maine,” said Bouchard Owner Norman Bouchard.… Continue reading

Candle Safety Tips for the Holidays

Christmas candles on rustic wooden table

There’s something peaceful about lighting a candle on a snowy winter day. Without the proper precautions though, a beautiful decoration could become the source of a house fire. Each year, around 8,200 homes are damaged by fires that were ignited by candles. The top three days for these incidents include New Year’s Day, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. Follow these… Continue reading