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Sewage Backup? Here’s What to Do

Digital 3D manhole inspection camera

If you discover your sewer system has backed up, you must act fast. Follow these tips to help minimize property damage. Contain the Emergency For stopped-up drains: Attempt to clear the clog yourself. A plunger can be an effective tool for toilets, sinks, and tub or shower drains. A plumbing snake, also known as an auger, can remove stubborn debris… Continue reading

Why COVID-19 Disinfecting is Important

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People throughout North America and the rest of the world are taking precautions against the novel coronavirus. One such precaution is to disinfect your home against COVID-19. Why Should I Disinfect Surfaces? Anytime you return home from work or running errands, it’s possible that you’re bringing coronavirus germs with you. While person-to-person contact poses the greatest risk of transmission, the… Continue reading

If Disaster Strikes Your Apartment Building, What’s Your Plan?

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Many commercial buildings are required to have detailed plans for handling fire and non-fire emergencies. They have designated fire- and life-safety staff, and they must hold fire drills every six months. The requirements for multi-family residential buildings are far less rigorous. The focus here is on informing residents of fire safety tactics in notices posted in common areas, as well… Continue reading

How to Stay Safe During a Thunderstorm

Lightning bolt and thunderhead storms over Denver neighborhood homes

Compared to tornadoes and hurricanes, thunderstorms may not seem all that serious. However, lightning, hail, and high wind can be plenty dangerous to you and your property. Follow these tips to stay safe when the next thunderstorm strikes. Stay Up-to-Date When the sky starts to turn dark, tune into your local news or radio station for weather updates. If you… Continue reading

Hurricane Safety & Planning

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We are currently in the midst of hurricane season, which runs from June through November. Historically, some of the most devastating storms have hit in late summer, such as Katrina—which impacted Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana in August 2005—and Harvey—which hit Texas and Louisiana in August 2017. This means, if you live in a hurricane-prone area, now is the time to… Continue reading

How to Create a Wildfire Action Plan

Ring of fire Bailey Colorado Rocky Mountain forest wildfire

Thousands of wildfires burn across North America every year, destroying homes and businesses with no remorse. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly 45 million homes in the US intermingle with or are on the borders of wildlands, meaning more communities are vulnerable to wildfires than ever before. Prepare a wildfire action plan with your family today to ensure… Continue reading

DKI WELCOMES FIREWATER RESTORATION SERVICES TO ITS NATIONAL NETWORK

(July 23, 2020) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, proudly welcomes FireWater Restoration Services of Renton, WA to its national provider network. Through its DKI membership, FireWater gains access to the industry’s finest technology, equipment and resources, DKI marketing support and exclusive ongoing training courses. FireWater can also access DKI’s network of dozens of the country’s best… Continue reading

DKI WELCOMES SURFCO RESTORATION & CONSTRUCTION TO ITS NATIONAL NETWORK

(July 21, 2020) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, proudly welcomes Surfco Restoration & Construction of Fayetteville, AR. to its national provider network. Through its DKI membership, Surfco gains access to the industry’s finest technology, equipment and resources, DKI marketing support and exclusive ongoing training courses. Surfco can also access DKI’s network of dozens of the country’s… Continue reading

Natural Disaster Safety Tips

Emergency bag for earthquake

It may seem like climate disasters only occur elsewhere, but with 14 separate billion-dollar weather events in 2019 alone, odds are Mother Nature will target your area eventually. Are you prepared? Here are the most important things you can do today to prepare for the next tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire. Stay informed. The nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system… Continue reading

DKI WELCOMES WATER DAMAGE RESCUE, INC TO ITS NATIONAL NETWORK

(July 14, 2020) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, proudly welcomes Water Damage Rescue, Inc. of Canoga Park, CA to its national provider network. “Ori Lazarovitz and Water Damage Rescue have proven to be a rare find! They jumped in strong and immersed themselves in the Network and are expanding as we speak. This will be a… Continue reading