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The Importance of Fire Protection Equipment

As a responsible home or business owner, it’s vital to prepare for a possible fire. This means having the proper fire protection equipment installed and in good working order. Here are four different kinds of fire safety equipment that can protect your home or business. Smoke Detectors Every home and business should have smoke detectors. If your unit starts beeping,… Continue reading

FAQs About Mold and Your Health

Mold is a vital part of the decomposition process. It breaks down dead plant and animal matter and recycles it into the environment. However, mold growing in your house can be harmful to your health. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about mold and its effect on you and your family. How and where am I exposed… Continue reading

How to Slow the Spread of a House Fire

It takes less than 30 seconds for a small flame to grow into a full-blown fire. In two minutes, the fire could become life-threatening. And after just five minutes, the entire house could be engulfed in flames. Learn more about how fire spreads throughout a building and tips to slow it down. How Does Fire Spread? Once a building fire… Continue reading

Household Pollutants that are Hazardous to Your Health

You recognize the importance of eating clean food and drinking clean water, but breathing clean air is equally vital to your health. After all, you inhale thousands of gallons of air each day, so it’s no surprise that the contents of that air can have a significant effect. If you’re like most people, you spend 90 percent or more of… Continue reading

How to Avoid Exposure to Wildfire Smoke

Wildfire Preparation Day was on May 4. Even if you missed this unofficial start to fire season, it’s not too late to consider how you should protect yourself from poor air quality caused by wildfire smoke. After all, fires can rage across the country all summer long, producing smoke that causes burning eyes, sinus irritation and difficulty breathing. The most… Continue reading

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Removing Mold

Many homeowners attempt to remove mold themselves rather than hiring a professional. Remember, if there’s been extensive water damage or the growth covers more than 10 square feet, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends professional mold remediation. However, if you have a small amount of mold, it’s appropriate to tackle the task yourself. Here are some common mold removal mistakes… Continue reading

Rising from the Ashes

Guest Blog By: Bill Hatch, Director of Operations - DKI Member Company, ASR Property Restoration 2018 was a historic year for ASR Property Restoration. As our base business was already exploding at a double-digit rate, the largest catastrophic event in our history occurred. For ASR, this event involved two of the largest wildfires in California history. (more…) Continue reading

Emergency Car Kit Checkup for the Changing Seasons

With the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures, it’s time to change out your emergency car kit. Take these steps once winter hazards are behind you and summer travel lies ahead to ensure you always have the survival gear at hand that’s relevant for the season. Refill While you hope you never have to use your emergency car kit, you… Continue reading

Does My Home Need Mold Remediation?

It’s a common misconception that mold remediation is only necessary when you can see fuzzy black, slimy green or powdery white growth on your walls, ceilings or floors. However, mold may be present – and affecting your health – even if you can’t see it. That’s why you should be vigilant and watch for signs that your home needs mold… Continue reading

How to Make a Fire Escape Plan

When fire triggers a smoke alarm, you may only have one or two minutes to escape. Your ability to get everyone out safely depends on what preparations you’ve made. That’s why every family disaster plan should include instructions for what to do in case of a house fire. Here’s how to make a fire escape plan that could one day… Continue reading