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My Tree is Sick: What Should I Do?

Trees are some of the most desirable aspects of your yard. They provide shade, act as windbreakers, produce fresh air and beautify the landscape. The trouble starts when a tree becomes diseased. Here’s how to tell your tree is sick, how to treat it and ways to prevent tree diseases in the future. Symptoms of a Sick Tree Watch for… Continue reading

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

DKI WILL CO-LOCATE ITS ANNUAL CONFERENCE WITH RIA IN 2020

June 17, 2019 – DKI proudly announced a strategic partnership with the Restoration Industry Association, Inc. (RIA) to co-locate their annual member conference with RIA’s annual convention, beginning in 2020. This agreement enables each organization to continue to lead the industry with an enhanced educational focus and benefit a larger audience by allowing all attendees to meet in one central location. (more…) 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

WERNER RESTORATION & 1-800-BOARDUP HOST 11TH ANNUAL FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION GOLF OUTING

(May 30, 2019 – Werner Restoration Services, a member company of DKI’s elite restoration network, and 1-800-BOARDUP of the Quad Cities, proudly announced their 11th annual First Responders Appreciation Golf Outing will be held on June 7, 2019 at Valley View Country Club in Cambridge, IL. (more…) 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

JUSTIN HELMS WITH UDK HONORED WITH UTAH’S FIRST WLS PILLAR DESIGNATION

(May 24, 2019) – Utah Disaster Kleenup (UDK), a member company of DKI’s elite contracting network, proudly announced its brand manager for the St. George market, Justin Helms, was awarded a WLS (Water Loss Specialist) pillar designation. (more…) 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