How to Avoid Exposure to Wildfire Smoke

Wildfire Preparation Day was on May 4. Even if you missed this unofficial start to fire season, it’s not too late to consider how you should protect yourself from poor air quality caused by wildfire smoke. After all, fires can rage across the country all summer long, producing smoke that causes burning eyes, sinus irritation and difficulty breathing. The most… Continue reading

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Removing Mold

Many homeowners attempt to remove mold themselves rather than hiring a professional. Remember, if there’s been extensive water damage or the growth covers more than 10 square feet, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends professional mold remediation. However, if you have a small amount of mold, it’s appropriate to tackle the task yourself. Here are some common mold removal mistakes… Continue reading

Rising from the Ashes

Guest Blog By: Bill Hatch, Director of Operations - DKI Member Company, ASR Property Restoration 2018 was a historic year for ASR Property Restoration. As our base business was already exploding at a double-digit rate, the largest catastrophic event in our history occurred. For ASR, this event involved two of the largest wildfires in California history. (more…) Continue reading

Emergency Car Kit Checkup for the Changing Seasons

With the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures, it’s time to change out your emergency car kit. Take these steps once winter hazards are behind you and summer travel lies ahead to ensure you always have the survival gear at hand that’s relevant for the season. Refill While you hope you never have to use your emergency car kit, you… Continue reading


(May 1, 2019) – Complete DKI was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Corporate Overview category of the 17th Annual American Business Awards® today. (more…) Continue reading

Does My Home Need Mold Remediation?

It’s a common misconception that mold remediation is only necessary when you can see fuzzy black, slimy green or powdery white growth on your walls, ceilings or floors. However, mold may be present – and affecting your health – even if you can’t see it. That’s why you should be vigilant and watch for signs that your home needs mold… Continue reading


April 18, 2019 – Armstrong’s Restoration, a member company of DKI, is restoring more than just property. Through their recent sponsorship of covering the adoption fees for six of Brevard County Animal Shelter’s dogs, Armstrong’s is helping restore lives by supporting loving homes for each of these animals. (more…) Continue reading

How to Make a Fire Escape Plan

When fire triggers a smoke alarm, you may only have one or two minutes to escape. Your ability to get everyone out safely depends on what preparations you’ve made. That’s why every family disaster plan should include instructions for what to do in case of a house fire. Here’s how to make a fire escape plan that could one day… Continue reading

What is a 72-Hour Kit?

If you’ve ever lived through an emergency, you know that knowledge + preparedness = peace of mind; and a 72-hour kit is a critical component of this. Each family member should have a kit containing the essentials needed to survive for at least three days. The final product should be portable so everyone can evacuate quickly during a natural disaster… Continue reading

5 Questions to Ask a Mold Remediation Company

If you spot mold growth or notice a persistent musty odor in your home or business, you should contact a mold remediation specialist as soon as possible. The faster you act, the less damage mold can do to your home, belongings and your health. However, you should take the time to interview a few mold removal professionals to ensure you… Continue reading