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Are There New Board Up Materials in the Commercial Restoration Industry’s Future?

NPR has reported that Ohio has become the first state to ban the use of plywood for boarding up vacant and abandoned houses. The usual plywood material is being replace by a clear polycarbonate clear board to improve aesthetics and help with security of the property. In the commercial restoration industry, board up services are often used after a disaster… Continue reading

What To Do if Your Basement is Flooded

It’s a nightmare that a homeowner never wants to wake up to: a flooded basement. Whether it’s just used as storage or is a second living room for your family, a flood in your basement can cause severe damage to the room and entire home. Here are some tips to follow in the event you find yourself literally, and figuratively, knee-deep… Continue reading

Tornado Safety Tips

There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when you hear the word “tornado” on your local weather channel. When it comes to staying safe during this type of weather, coming up with a plan of action when disaster strikes is crucial to keep you and your family safe. Here are some safety tips when it comes to protecting you,… Continue reading

Preparing For the Worst: Your Fire Evacuation Plan

When it comes to making sure you and your family are prepared if your home were to ever catch on fire, it’s crucial to have a plan in place. Whether it’s determining who to call or where to go in the event of an emergency, having organization around your evacuation strategy is going to save your lives. Here are some… Continue reading

Hammer Restoration Expands Service Portfolio

(Saginaw., Mich. Jan. 12, 2017) – Hammer Restoration Inc., a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, is expanding their services to modify properties for barrier-free access, customized to help its customers navigate better throughout their homes. Hammer Restoration has over 50 years of experience serving its community to minimize or prevent disasters and emergency situations.… Continue reading

DKI’s New Website to Provide Support in Your Time of Need

(ELK GROVE VILLAGE., Ill. Jan. 9, 2017) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, is pleased to announce its redesigned website: www.dkiservices.com. The site has a fresh, new look, designed to enhance usability for residents and businesses searching for local property restoration services in their time of need. DKI’s upgraded website is both desktop and mobile-enabled, showcasing large,… Continue reading

Three Things to Do After Disaster Hits Your Home

A disaster can strike at a moment’s notice. While you can prepare for the worst, sometimes there is just no avoiding the major damage a natural disaster can cause. When it is safe for your family to return, these are three things you should do before acting on our 24 hour emergency services: Inspect Your Surroundings Simply put, if your… Continue reading

Tom Placher of Hammer Restoration Earns New Certification in Home Modification

(Saginaw., Mich. Jan. 6, 2017) – Hammer Restoration Inc., a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, is excited to announce its project manager, Tom Placher, has completed the Executive Certified Home Modification Provider Program from the University of Southern California. Placher has over 20 years of construction project management experience, scoping, estimating and bidding commercial… Continue reading

Local Companies Work Together Once Again to Keep CT Warm

January 3, 2017 – Disaster Restoration Services (DRS), a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced that its team worked with Sal’s Clothing Restoration for the second consecutive year to sponsor the annual Button up Connecticut coat drive for those throughout Connecticut in need of winter clothing. Together, they gathered and dry cleaned 505 coats… Continue reading