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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

Shocking Statistics from Hurricane Harvey, and Why You Should Prepare!

Hurricane Harvey relief mobilize crew

DKI is busy monitoring the floods in Houston and its surrounding areas, and working with our clients to ensure their safety during this tragic event. We have support from our member companies from all over the country, on the ground, to assist those impacted! Harvey is one of the worst flood disasters in U.S. history, with record-breaking rainfall. Here are… Continue reading

DKI’S CREWS ARE READY TO ASSIST THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY

(ELK GROVE VILLAGE., Ill. August 25, 2017) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, is ready to assist those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. Harvey has strengthened into a category 3 hurricane, and is forecast to make landfall along the Texas coast Friday evening or early Saturday morning. Devastatingly severe rain and flooding, winds and storm… Continue reading

Prevent Hurricane Damage with these Steps

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If you’ve never experienced a major storm, an impending hurricane can be a scary thing to think about. After making sure you and your family have a plan, you should make a plan to secure your home. By taking these steps, you can keep your home safe from preventable damages. First, when a storm is on the way, bring in… Continue reading

Workers’ Safety During Severe Weather

DKI Workers' safety during severe weather infographic

Whether you’re suffering from extreme heat or dodging thunderstorms, it’s important to keep you and your employees safe! Since the weather can sometimes be unpredictable, be prepared for all conditions so you don’t have to think twice when working outdoors during severe weather. First, and you’ve heard it before, but always do your research; identify potential weather disasters in your… Continue reading

4 Foolproof Tips to Have a Fun and Safe Family Vacation

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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. Check the Weather It’s important to always check the weather forecast before you book your trip. If you’re… Continue reading

Are You Prepared for a Tornado?

Tornado ripping through an open field with a large tree in distance

Tornadoes can cause devastating damage in a matter of minutes. Keeping yourself and your family safe is priority number one in the event severe weather occurs. These are a few things that you should have in place so that you’re ready in the event of a tornado. Emergency Plans: Make a plan and discuss it regularly with your family. Have a… Continue reading

Places Mold May Be Hiding In Your Home

Molded surface

Mold is practically everywhere you go! Depending on your sensitivity to mold allergies, you may not even realize that there’s mold hiding in your home. Luckily, mold remediation is a process that can be completed fairly quickly. Remediation and restoration can even save items covered in mold if caught quickly enough! However, do you know where mold could be hiding… Continue reading

3 Easy Ways to Prevent House Fires

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According to the Department of Homeland Security, a house fire can turn deadly in less than two minutes. While you should already have an emergency plan with your family on how to exit your home in the event of a fire, you should also discuss how to prevent fires. By paying attention and taking a few minutes monthly to check… Continue reading

BLUE RIVER RESTORATION JOINS THE DKI NETWORK

(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… Continue reading