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Next Steps after Calling an Emergency Water Damage Restoration Service

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Emergency situations can happen in the blink of an eye, especially those that cause water damage. When the worst happens, calling an emergency water damage restoration company can help you get back on your feet quickly. Once you are allowed back into your home and the property is deemed safe, these are a few things you should do after calling… Continue reading

Improve Productivity with Color

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A study by The University of Texas at Austin believes something as simple as the color of your office surroundings can help increase productivity. It’s easy to forget about the walls around you when you’re setting up an office. There are many important things to think about: phone and computer connections, desk, file cabinets, lighting, space assignments, white and cork boards.… Continue reading

How to Prevent Water Damage from Storms

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Damage from storms or other inclement weather can be hard to plan for. While you do everything you can to plan for predictable or large hazards, many fail to prevent those caused by Mother Nature. However, there are a few things you can do to possibly save yourself from having to call water damage restoration services. Keep Your Gutters Clean… Continue reading

Should you be Encouraging Friendships at Work?

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February 1, 2017 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Does your workplace support camaraderie among its team members? A joint study by management professors at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Minnesota shows that friends outperform acquaintances in work tasks. Friends are more committed, more likely to offer encouragement, and communicate more effectively with positive and constructive feedback.… Continue reading

Are There New Board Up Materials in the Commercial Restoration Industry’s Future?

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NPR has reported that Ohio has become the first state to ban the use of plywood for boarding up vacant and abandoned houses. The usual plywood material is being replace by a clear polycarbonate clear board to improve aesthetics and help with security of the property. In the commercial restoration industry, board up services are often used after a disaster… Continue reading

What To Do if Your Basement is Flooded

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It’s a nightmare that a homeowner never wants to wake up to: a flooded basement. Whether it’s just used as storage or is a second living room for your family, a flood in your basement can cause severe damage to the room and entire home. Here are some tips to follow in the event you find yourself literally, and figuratively, knee-deep… Continue reading

Tornado Safety Tips

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There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when you hear the word “tornado” on your local weather channel. When it comes to staying safe during this type of weather, coming up with a plan of action when disaster strikes is crucial to keep you and your family safe. Here are some safety tips when it comes to protecting you,… Continue reading

Preparing For the Worst: Your Fire Evacuation Plan

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When it comes to making sure you and your family are prepared if your home were to ever catch on fire, it’s crucial to have a plan in place. Whether it’s determining who to call or where to go in the event of an emergency, having organization around your evacuation strategy is going to save your lives. Here are some… Continue reading

DKI’s New Website to Provide Support in Your Time of Need

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(ELK GROVE VILLAGE., Ill. Jan. 9, 2017) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, is pleased to announce its redesigned website: www.dkiservices.com. The site has a fresh, new look, designed to enhance usability for residents and businesses searching for local property restoration services in their time of need. DKI’s upgraded website is both desktop and mobile-enabled, showcasing large,… Continue reading

Three Things to Do After Disaster Hits Your Home

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A disaster can strike at a moment’s notice. While you can prepare for the worst, sometimes there is just no avoiding the major damage a natural disaster can cause. When it is safe for your family to return, these are three things you should do before acting on our 24 hour emergency services: Inspect Your Surroundings Simply put, if your… Continue reading