Important Phone Numbers to Have Before You Evacuate

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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… Continue reading


(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… Continue reading

3 Commonly Neglected Evacuation Preparedness Tactics

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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… Continue reading

Common Kitchen Mishaps and How to Prevent Damage

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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… Continue reading

Air Quality Safety During a Wildfire

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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. Always pay attention to the news and warnings. Even if you are not within the area(s) that evacuations are ordered,… Continue reading

Rental Property? Here are 3 Tips to Make Life Easier

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Thinking of owning a rental property? Being a landlord is a great way to earn additional income and equity on a property. However, there are a couple things you should do before acquiring any property. Here are three tips that will make life easier in the long run: First, check over the place completely for mold, water damage, or even… Continue reading

How to Prepare Early for Hurricane Season

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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… Continue reading


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(PERRYSBURG, Ohio Sept. 25, 2017) – Cousino Restoration, a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced the success of its seventh annual Chic Palooza on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at The Lodge at Strawberry Acres in Holland, OH. This complimentary ladies night included speaker, cardiologist, Carolyn Gbur, music and dancing, shopping opportunities, wine tasting, a… Continue reading

Preventing Bathroom Mold from Developing

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If left untreated, bathroom mold can become a health hazard. In a room with constant moisture or a leak, and the right conditions present, mold can thrive. When ignored, the situation may escalate and you may turn to a professional mold removal company to make your home inhabitable again. Prevent mold from getting worse by thoroughly drying areas where spores… Continue reading

Avoiding Washing Machine Disasters and Damages

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Washing machines are one of the most common causes of home water damage. Understanding what can trigger a washing machine accident can help you protect your home from scenarios where you would need water damage restoration services. Without proper maintenance or careful use, your washing machine can cause a flood, resulting in extensive damage to your personal property and belongings.… Continue reading