How to Spot Hazardous Trees on a Property

Tree damaged by lightning in a home's front yard

Leaning – Most trees will lean a little bit, but sometimes trees lean because of poor weight distribution or root damage. If your tree looks like it is leaning a little more than usual, check the base of the tree. If you see cracked or heaving soil on the opposite side of the lean or exposed roots around the bottom,… Continue reading

How to Tell if a Hospital has a Moisture Problem

Hospital hallway with a gurney and waiting benches

Standing Water – Standing water is a visible sign of a moisture problem. If you notice standing water in the building, it can be a sign of plumbing leaks. Make sure standing water is cleaned up within 48 hours to prevent extensive water damage. Mold – Another major red flag is the visible growth of mold. Mold thrives in damp… Continue reading


DKI Werner team picture

April 19, 2018 – Werner Restoration Services, a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, proudly announced they were one of the five businesses chosen for the 2018 Quad Cities Better Business Bureau Torch Award. On April 26, the BBB will recognize Werner during a luncheon at Jumer’s Casino and Hotel in Rock Island, IL. The Torch… Continue reading

6 Tornado Safety Tips

Tornado and lighting storm in an open field

Find a Safe Place – The first thing you need to do when you hear that tornado siren is get to a safe area. If you are in a mobile facility, go to a sturdy building or storm shelter nearby. If you cannot get to a building, do not attempt to drive away; find a ditch, get down in it… Continue reading

What to Do When a Basement Floods

Front yard of home flooded up to front door

Examine the Exterior – A flooded basement can be a sign of structural damage to the exterior of your property. Look for signs of deterioration. Do not enter your basement if the exterior appears structurally unsound, as it can be extremely dangerous. Turn off Utilities – Before entering your basement, turn off your electricity and gas. Water is a conductor,… Continue reading

What to do After a Fire

Home and car on fire

Make Some Phone Calls – Assuming first responders have already been called and are working on putting out the fire, the first thing you need to do is contact family members. Give them any necessary information, including updates on your safety. Next, call your insurance provider. It is important to get in touch with the insurance company as soon as… Continue reading