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7 Holiday Safety Tips

7 Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are a time to gather with family and friends, enjoy good food, and make plenty of memories. But don’t let the festivities override the need for safety. Follow these seven holiday safety tips to reduce the risk of home fires and other hazards as you celebrate the season. Holiday light safety: Before plugging in a strand of lights,… Continue reading

How to Remove Unwanted Smells in Your Home

Young Indian woman in saree opening window because of extreme summer heat

If you have stinky rooms in your house, you may be looking for ways to freshen the air. Some odors signal possible health hazards, such as mold growth or decomposing remains, while others simply smell unpleasant. Here’s how to find and remove unwanted smells at the source. How to Remove Musty Smells A musty odor is a sure sign of… Continue reading

How Smoke Damages Electronics

To smoke a faulty personal computer with the side cover removed.

Phones, computers, TVs, manufacturing equipment, and other electronics are a vital part of modern-day life. They accomplish everything from information storage and entertainment, to communication and critical business operations. Unfortunately, all of this can be lost in an instant if your electronics are damaged in a fire. Even if they escape the flames, smoke and soot can sometimes cause irreparable… Continue reading

What is Deodorization?

What is Deodorization

Lingering odors are a common concern after a fire or flood. If you’re struggling with this problem, learn about why you might need deodorization services from DKI. Sources of Odors After a Disaster When you think about recovering from a fire, you might picture cleaning ashes and soot from the surfaces in your home or business. Likewise, you may assume… Continue reading

Reasons to Hire a Professional Biohazard Cleanup Company

Reasons to Hire a Professional Biohazard Cleanup Company

Biohazard material comes in many forms. Examples include blood, bodily fluid and tissue, human and animal waste, mold, and volatile chemicals. If any of these or other biohazard substances are on your property, you need safe, complete sanitization that only a biohazard cleanup company can provide. When to Hire a Biohazard Cleanup Company Here are some common situations that warrant… Continue reading

What to Ask Before Hiring a Crime Scene Cleaning Company

What to Ask Before Hiring a Crime Scene Cleaning Company 2

Criminal activity can leave a traumatic sight behind. Crime scenes also contain evidence that may help the police track down the perpetrator. That’s why you should never tamper with a crime scene. Instead, leave it to the authorities to gather evidence and a crime scene cleaning company to restore the premises. Before hiring just any cleanup crew, you want to… Continue reading

Can You Sell a House with Asbestos?

Can You Sell a House with Asbestos

Was your home built before 1990? If you haven’t done any work to it, chances are those old floor tiles, popcorn ceilings, and roof shingles contain asbestos. This fibrous, heat-resistant material was once incredibly popular. Manufacturers wove it into fabrics and used it in insulating materials without restraint. Unfortunately, in the 1970s, concerns began to arise about the safety of… Continue reading

When to Call an Asbestos Abatement Company

When to Call an Asbestos Abatement Company

Are you worried about asbestos in your home or business? How do you know if you should leave it alone or call an asbestos abatement company? Here’s the information you need to make the right decision for your health and safety. Why is Asbestos Dangerous? Asbestos was once praised for its heat-resistant characteristics and ability to weave into fabrics and… Continue reading

National Preparedness Month: The Key Aspects of Your Household Plan

The Key Aspects of Your Household Plan

It’s all too easy to postpone emergency planning. After all, disasters don’t strike every day, so it can quickly become a case of “out of sight, out of mind.” National Emergency Preparedness Month each September serves as a yearly reminder to be as prepared as possible. Whether you’re updating your household’s emergency plan or creating one for the first time,… Continue reading

National Preparedness Month: The Importance of CERT Training

The Importance of CERT Training

The goal of any disaster plan is to act—not react. This requires a degree of training and planning ahead for what to do in an emergency. Whether it’s riding out a severe storm or reducing the risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic, adequate preparation is the key to confidently tackling whatever disaster comes your way. September is National Emergency Preparedness… Continue reading