Important Phone Numbers to Have Before You Evacuate

Evacuating, whether voluntarily or mandatory, can be stressful. You might be worried about taking care of family members, pets, and ensuring that your home is safe while you leave. Taking important things, such as irreplaceable documents and items, medications, and emergency supplies are key when evacuating. But, what happens when you return? Do you have the phone numbers you need in order to get back on your feet? These are the three numbers you should have with you when you evacuate. Continue reading “Important Phone Numbers to Have Before You Evacuate”


(ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Oct. 20, 2017) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced that it claimed number 53 on Franchise Times Top 200+ List for 2017. DKI is proud to have ranked in Franchise Times Top 200+ since 2005.

The Franchise Times Top 200+ is an annual ranking of the top U.S. based franchises, measured by worldwide system sales and locations. The information is collected through surveys submitted by each company, representing their sales from the prior year.

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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

About Franchise Times

Franchise Times, based in Minneapolis, is a trade magazine which publishes expert columns, in-depth analysis, articles designed to help franchisors, multi-unit franchisees and vendors improve their businesses, as well as, features and personality profiles on the people and companies that make up the numerous industries that use business-format franchising to grow their companies. For more information, visit  


JCR Check Presentation IFSARolling Meadows, Ill., Oct. 16, 2017 – During the week of September 18 through 22, J.C. Restoration, Inc. (JCR), a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, successfully hosted seminars on water damage mitigation for over 340 industry professionals from the insurance and property management sectors in the Chicagoland area. Throughout the week, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, JCR’s chosen charity collected $3,795. These donations came from onsite donations from attendees and the class registration fees collected by JCR. Continue reading “J.C. RESTORATION, INC. RAISES $3,795 FOR LOCAL BURN PREVENTION CHARITY (IFSA)”

3 Commonly Neglected Evacuation Preparedness Tactics

Between this incredibly active hurricane season and the wildfires scorching much of California, most of you should be prepared, if you weren’t already, for a natural disaster. No matter where you live, a natural disaster can strike at any time, leaving you and your family to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Here are some commonly neglected evacuation tactics that could help protect you and your family in an emergency. Continue reading “3 Commonly Neglected Evacuation Preparedness Tactics”

Inspect for These Things before Purchasing a Location for Your Business

Looking at opening your own business? Choosing a piece of real estate can make or break your business. While you may be thinking about a location or how the interior looks, you also need to look for big damages, which can mean lots of money before you even open. With a good contractor that provides 24-hour emergency services, the work can be done quickly. Save yourself some time and money beforehand and look for the following. Continue reading “Inspect for These Things before Purchasing a Location for Your Business”

Common Kitchen Mishaps and How to Prevent Damage

We spend a lot of time in our kitchen, so it only makes sense that every now and then damages occur. It isn’t just small damages here and there, bigger damages can also pop up in your kitchen. However, three big causes of damage can be easily prevented.

Fires can happen easily in an unattended kitchen. You should make sure all appliances are turned off after use and keep an eye on items that can start a grease fire. If a grease fire occurs, take action to smother the fire and don’t use water. Have someone call 911 while you take measures to put the fire out or move to safety. Continue reading “Common Kitchen Mishaps and How to Prevent Damage”

Air Quality Safety During a Wildfire

It’s National Fire Prevention Week October 8 through 14. Unfortunately, with the droughts, high heat, lower humidity, and heavy winds in parts of the country, wildfires are more prevalent this time of year. It’s important to be prepared.

Share the below safety information with all business or home owners. Continue reading “Air Quality Safety During a Wildfire”

How to Prepare Early for Hurricane Season

While hurricane season is on its way out, you may be thinking about packing up your supplies and waiting for next year. When you’re packing up your items, there are some things you can do to prepare yourself for next year, so you aren’t in a panic when a storm arrives. Here are some things you should keep in mind when packing up: Continue reading “How to Prepare Early for Hurricane Season”


forefoodgolf(Weston, Wis., Oct. 4, 2017) – K-tech Kleening, a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced K-tech Charities, in conjunction with Chatterbox Charities, hosted their 18th annual Fairways Fore Food Golf Outing at Tribute Golf Course on September, 23 2017. Continue reading “K-TECH HOLDS 18TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS”