4 Foolproof Tips to Have a Fun and Safe Family Vacation

Summer is coming to an end, and school is about to start up again for your kids. This is usually the time you try to schedule in that last family summer vacation. As you start your planning though, consider these safety tips.

  1. Check the Weather

It’s important to always check the weather forecast before you book your trip. If you’re planning on lying on the beach all day, you may be sorry if a storm is headed in or you experience a rip tide warning during your stay. Also, check the weather reports again a week before and throughout the week you plan to leave, so you can pack appropriately. Weather can be inconsistent, and you want to ensure you and your family are fully prepared.

  1. Keep Your Home Safe

Have a trusted family member or neighbor occasionally check on your home while you are gone. They can pick up your mail and/or newspaper if you didn’t issue a mail stop, move your trash cans, water your plants, etc., just to show a little activity at your house. You don’t want to be a target for burglars. In addition, refrain from posting about your travels on social media. This can be done upon your return, and will avoid attempted break-ins while you are away.

  1. Travel Safely

Whether you are traveling by plane or car, make sure make sure everyone is properly buckled up, and keep kids occupied with books, toys or movies to avoid any distractions to the driver.

If you are driving to your destination, check that your vehicle has been properly maintained and is suitable for the road conditions during your trip.

  1. Plan for Emergencies

Emergencies happen, and everyone in your party should be prepared on how to handle one. Communicate your plan of action and keep an emergency kit on hand with supplies, first aid, important phone numbers and information.

Whether you plan to visit out-of-state relatives, or relax in a sunny beach location, following the above safety tips and communicating an emergency plan with your entire travel party, will help you have peace of mind and a fun and safe vacation.


(ELK GROVE VILLAGE., Ill., July 7, 2017) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced that Blue River Restoration of Indianapolis, Ind. has joined the DKI network, as of June 30, 2017.

By virtue of its DKI franchise membership, Blue River can employ DKI’s 24-hour call center, claims tracking technology, and other tools to enhance its ability to serve its insurance and corporate customers. The new member company also gains access to DKI’s training seminars and workshops, which ensure that it remains abreast of all changes in this rapidly evolving industry.

“We are excited to welcome Blue River into our growing DKI network,” said Charles Ebersole, DKI’s CEO. “Their commitment to excellent customer service, professionalism and sense of urgency parallels our solid reputation of service and quality. We look forward to working with them for many years to come.”

Blue River Owner Terry Morgan is pleased that the company has been recognized by DKI as a quality restoration firm, meeting the high standards of DKI.  Being a part of the DKI network provides them the opportunity to work in partnership with other quality organizations. The DKI network allows Blue River to expand their scope of service, introduces them to new markets and ensures the company’s success long into the future.

In addition to the benefits of DKI’s technology and training capabilities, Blue River will also be able to utilize the DKI branding in its marketing efforts, participate in its various co-op programs, and leverage DKI’s corporate marketing efforts.

About Blue River Restoration

Blue River Restoration, a sector of HIS Management Corp. Inc., is an experienced, nationwide general contractor based in Indianapolis, IN. Their core service areas are focused in the environmental remediation, civil construction and industrial services markets. Blue River strongly believes that integrity is at the core of every action they take in order to achieve the objectives of their customers. For more information, visit www.hisconstructors.com.

About DKI
DKI, headquartered in Chicago, is the largest disaster restoration contracting organization in North America. DKI franchise member companies provide full service restoration to their customers: emergency response, water damage mitigation, fire and contents cleaning, mold remediation, complete reconstruction and much more, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. DKI returns damaged property to its pre-loss condition quickly and efficiently, delivering complete satisfaction to their consumer, insurance, and corporate customers. For more information about DKI, visit www.dkiservices.com. If you are a property restoration expert, interested in becoming a DKI member, call (866) 233-9433.