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What We Learned from 2017’s Biggest Storms

2017 saw an increase in major hurricanes. Twenty hurricanes surged through the Atlantic, and six of them were classified as Category 3 or higher. With this sudden rise in major storms, many families are wondering what they can do to prepare for 2018’s storm season. Here are some of the most important lessons we learned from 2017’s tumultuous hurricane season:… Continue reading

WERNER RESTORATION & 1-800-BOARDUP HOST 10TH ANNUAL FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION GOLF OUTING

May 30, 2018 – Werner Restoration Services, a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, along with 1-800-BOARDUP of the Quad Cities, announced that their 10th annual First Responders Appreciation Golf Outing will be held on June 8, 2018 at Indian Bluff Golf Course in Milan, IL. To support and honor of all of America’s fallen firefighters and… Continue reading

UDK EARNS HONORARY CHIEF’S AWARD

May 22, 2018 – Utah Disaster Kleenup (UDK), a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, proudly announced receiving the Honorary Chief’s Award from the City of South Salt Lake Fire Department on Saturday, May 19 during South Salt Lake‘s Annual Awards Ceremony and Banquet. The relationship between UDK and their local fire departments has been over… Continue reading

WERNER RESTORATION CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

Werner Restoration Services Celebrates their 30th Business Anniversary

May 15, 2018 – Werner Restoration Services, a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, proudly announced their 30th business anniversary. Werner Restoration has been serving the Quad Cities and surrounding areas with water and fire damage restoration services since 1988, and wishes to celebrate with their customers in their community. “We are a family owned… Continue reading

Providing Better Patient Care During Natural Disasters

When a flash flood or storm leaves local communities flooded, caring for patients can be very challenging, even for well-equipped hospitals. The number of people seeking shelter and medical attention can seem overwhelming at first, but there are several things physicians and other health professionals can do to cut down on the chaos. Here are just a few: Plan ahead.… Continue reading

Assessing Your Property for Storm Damage Restoration

Post-Storm Damage Assessment After a storm has rolled through the area, your priority is getting your home or business back to the way it was. Storm damage restoration begins with an assessment. First, no matter how small the storm is, take a look at the outside of your property and catalog the results. You want to be sure you know… Continue reading

FIRST PRIORITY DKI RESPONDS TO BARRINGTON HILLS MANSION FIRE

May 4, 2018 – First Priority DKI, a member company of DKI Services, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, responded to a call yesterday for a 9,000-square-foot home in Barrington Hills that was damaged by a large fire. The fire, allegedly caused by lightning, broke out around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. Luckily no one was injured, and with the… Continue reading

Flash Flood Season: What You Should Know

While flash floods can occur with little to no warning, they most commonly happen between spring and fall. However, depending on your geographic location, these times can vary. Here are some location-specific tidbits for homeowners to stay on top of natural disasters and potential flash flood threats. Coastal Areas Though they have a reputation for being hot and sunny, states… Continue reading

LEVEL CREEK PROPERTY RESTORATION JOINS THE DKI NETWORK

May 1, 2018 – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, today announced that Level Creek Property Restoration of Buford, GA has joined the DKI network. Through its DKI franchise membership, Level Creek can employ DKI’s 24-hour call center, claims tracking technology, and other tools to enhance its ability to serve its customers. The new member company also gains access to DKI’s… Continue reading

How to Spot Hazardous Trees on a Property

How To Spot Hazardous Trees on your Property

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