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How To: Prevent Frozen Pipes

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With winter refusing to leave lately on the East Coast, here are some quick tips to prevent the pipes from freezing around your homes and businesses. insulate Install foam sleeves or heat tape to water pipes that are easily accessible. Make sure to follow instructions carefully to prevent a fire hazard. Let faucets drip Let cold water drip from the… Continue reading

Ken Copeland Joins the DKI Team

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(ELK GROVE VILLAGE., Ill., Mar. 7, 2017) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced their new Director of Business Development for DKI ProSupply Ken Copeland.  Copland began on Monday, March 6, 2017. Copeland brings to DKI 15 years’ experience in different aspects of the construction industry, including plumbing during his most recent profession as a regional sales… Continue reading

Why Choose DKI?

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About the DKI Network DKI is North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization with over 40 years’ industry experience. Boasting the highest standards required to join our network, we only allow the best of the best. Each of our franchise members meets stringent credentialing requirements unlike any other franchise in the market today. Built on Quality DKI’s core principles are… Continue reading

3 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Business

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Spring is just around the corner. Here are 3 simple ideas for your business to get you refreshed and ready to tackle anything. Clean Up Your Workspace It’s as simple as doing a good clean of your desk or office! Break out the bleach wipes, go through the papers and consider even going paperless!  Nothing gets you ready for a… Continue reading

How to Develop Business Relationships with Remote Workers

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February 16, 2017 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC As you’ve read earlier this month, workplace camaraderie can help improve productivity. And, employees agree! According to The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey of 2014, 60.6 percent of workers stated that those around them at work improve their work environment the most. So, if developing friendships in the office can have… Continue reading

Next Steps after Calling an Emergency Water Damage Restoration Service

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Emergency situations can happen in the blink of an eye, especially those that cause water damage. When the worst happens, calling an emergency water damage restoration company can help you get back on your feet quickly. Once you are allowed back into your home and the property is deemed safe, these are a few things you should do after calling… Continue reading

Improve Productivity with Color

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A study by The University of Texas at Austin believes something as simple as the color of your office surroundings can help increase productivity. It’s easy to forget about the walls around you when you’re setting up an office. There are many important things to think about: phone and computer connections, desk, file cabinets, lighting, space assignments, white and cork boards.… Continue reading

How to Prevent Water Damage from Storms

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Damage from storms or other inclement weather can be hard to plan for. While you do everything you can to plan for predictable or large hazards, many fail to prevent those caused by Mother Nature. However, there are a few things you can do to possibly save yourself from having to call water damage restoration services. Keep Your Gutters Clean… Continue reading

Should you be Encouraging Friendships at Work?

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February 1, 2017 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Does your workplace support camaraderie among its team members? A joint study by management professors at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Minnesota shows that friends outperform acquaintances in work tasks. Friends are more committed, more likely to offer encouragement, and communicate more effectively with positive and constructive feedback.… Continue reading

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

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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