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At-Home Emergency Preparedness and COVID-19

Everyone understands the importance of emergency preparedness, but few people are actually ready to survive a disaster at a moment’s notice. We learned this firsthand when the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, turned the world upside down. The pandemic has spread with incredible speed. In fact, your daily routine likely flipped on its head in a matter of days.… Continue reading

Surviving a Flood and the Aftermath

Floods cause billions of dollars in damages every year and can occur anywhere in North America. All it takes is a few inches of flowing water to carry away people, cars, and other untethered objects. The aftermath of a flood can range from mild residual flooding and debris to contaminated water, dangerous animals, and hazardous downed power lines. Dangers may… Continue reading

Staying Safe During a Tornado

Tornadoes can bring high winds and leave massive destruction in their wake. The most violent of these, EF5 storms, tend to touch down in the Great Plains region, which has earned the nickname “Tornado Alley,” but can occur anywhere east of the Continental Divide. However, every state is at risk for tornadoes, so it’s best to prepare, no matter where… Continue reading

Preparing for Hurricane Season During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As nations all around the world battle an unprecedented pandemic, you have been taking the recommended precautions to protect you and your family from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Everyone is focused on staying safe from this disease, but other disasters can still occur during this unusual time. For example, hurricane season runs from June to November. Are you prepared? If… Continue reading

Tornado Preparedness – What to Do Before, During & After the Storm

While tornadoes are most likely to occur throughout “Tornado Alley” between the months of March and June, twisters have been documented all year round in every state and province in North America. Whether you live in a particularly tornado-prone area or not, it’s wise to learn what to do before, during, and after a tornado. Prepare Before a Tornado Before… Continue reading

Tips for Preparing for a Flood

Floods can happen at any time and in any climate. Whether you live or work in a coastal city at risk of storm surges, a Southwestern state prone to thunderstorms, or a mountainous region with substantial snowmelt in the spring, it’s vital to prepare today for the possibility of a flood tomorrow. Here are the top tips to keep in… Continue reading

Preparing to Remain in Operation During a Pandemic

Unlike natural disasters or terrorist attacks, pandemics hit a wide geographical area, affecting multiple countries at a time. Since there is little to no prior knowledge or treatment for the virus, the effects also last much longer. Region-specific outbreaks can linger for six to eight weeks, and waves of outbreaks may occur for a year or more. We are currently… Continue reading

How to Prepare in the Hours Leading Up to a Hurricane

Hurricane season runs from mid-May for the Eastern Pacific and June 1 for the Atlantic through the end of November. If you live within 100 miles of either US coastline, your home and family could be at risk. Follow these hurricane preparedness tips to help you stay safe. Prepare Now Learn if you live in a hurricane-prone area. Purchase a… Continue reading

5 Cancer-Causing Pollutants Lurking in Your Home

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Home should be a haven, but if the indoor air is laden with carcinogens, your family’s health could be at risk. Learn about the most common cancer-causing substances lurking in your home and how to get rid of them. Cigarette Smoke Secondhand smoke is the third leading cause of lung cancer and can also cause heart disease. In children, exposure… Continue reading

FAQs About Water, Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration

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If your home has been damaged by water, fire, or smoke, you probably have questions about the restoration process from DKI. Find the answers here. How long does it take to clean up water, fire, or smoke damage? Every case is unique. The time it takes depends on the extent of the damage and how many rooms are affected. We… Continue reading