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10 Kitchen Hazards that Create a Recipe for Disaster

You may think of the kitchen as a relaxing place for family and friends to gather. However, the heart of your home can also be more hazardous than you probably realize. Here are the 10 most common kitchen hazards and how to avoid them. No fire extinguisher: You hope you never need to use it, but having a fire extinguisher… Continue reading

How to Teach Kids About School Fire Safety

Is it back-to-school season already? As kids become accustomed to their new schedules, fire safety should be on everyone’s minds. Whether you’re a parent or teacher, be sure to cover these fire safety topics with your children or students. Stop, Drop, and Roll The thought of having your clothes or hair catch fire is pretty terrifying. If you panic, you… Continue reading

The Effects of High Humidity on Indoor Air Quality

When you think about home comfort, the temperature might be the first thing that comes to mind. However, humidity is also a critical component of indoor comfort and air quality. Dry air is a concern in the winter, but high humidity can be even more damaging in the summer. Learn how buildings can become too humid and why a damp… Continue reading

Recovering from Water Damage: The Importance of Rapid Structural Drying

From a flood, to a burst pipe, to a leaky roof, numerous events can cause water damage in your home. The key to preventing mold and the damage that comes with it is to dry the structure as quickly as possible. Here are the principles behind rapid structural drying that DKI utilizes when performing water damage restoration. Water Extraction &… Continue reading

BOUCHARD CLEANING & RESTORATION IS BANGOR’S BEST OF THE BEST FOR THE 5TH YEAR

(July 26, 2019) – Bouchard Cleaning & Restoration, a member company of DKI’s elite property restoration network, today announced they were voted the Best Cleaning Company and the Best Cleaning & Restoration Company of Bangor, ME by Market Surveys of America. This is the fifth consecutive year Bouchard has earned this recognition. (more…) Continue reading

K-TECH KLEENING HELPS RAISE $70,000 FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

[caption id="attachment_3741" align="alignright" width="300"] From Left to Right: Michelle Miliken, Maddie Miliken, Sue Kersemeier, and Lauri Nooyen of K-tech Charities[/caption] (July 23, 2019) – K-tech Kleening Systems, a member of DKI’s elite disaster restoration contracting organization, proudly announced they raised more than $70,000 during the 16th annual Pink Ribbon Open golf tournament that was held on June 10, 2019. To… Continue reading

What Can I Salvage After Water or Mold Damage?

When your personal belongings and keepsakes are damaged by water and mold, the question of what to keep and what to throw away is about more than just monetary value – it’s also about sentimental value. Learn what you must throw away and what you might be able to salvage after your belongings are damaged by water or mold. What… Continue reading

Wildfire Preparation and Survival Tips

The damage caused by wildfires worsens every year as droughts become more common and communities pop up near or within wildland areas. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states that more than 58,000 wildfires burned across the US in 2018, destroying over 25,000 structures, including 18,000 homes. California was the hardest-hit state last year, but wildfires occur coast… Continue reading

DRS RAISES OVER $6,000 FOR THE ARTHUR C. LUF CHILDREN’S BURN CAMP

[caption id="attachment_3690" align="alignright" width="224"] Pictured left to right: Event Sponsor, Jason Lammer from L Train Electric, Gavin Lammer; DRS President, Danny Strong and his wife, Jennifer; Kathlene Gerrity from the CT Burns Care Foundation; DRS Sales Manager, Trevor Reid; DRS Facilities Liaison, Robin Markham[/caption] (July 9, 2019) – Disaster Restoration Services (DRS), a member company of DKI, North America's largest… Continue reading

DKI’S NETWORK CONTINUES STRONG THROUGH 2019

July 8, 2019 – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, proudly announced nearly ten companies have renewed their DKI memberships between April and June of this year. Also, effective April 1, 2019, the organization welcomed new member company, Advanced Steamway of Louisville, KY. Overall for 2019, DKI has added five new member companies to its network. For renewals… Continue reading