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What Can I Salvage After Water or Mold Damage?

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When your personal belongings and keepsakes are damaged by water and mold, the question of what to keep and what to throw away is about more than just monetary value – it’s also about sentimental value. Learn what you must throw away and what you might be able to salvage after your belongings are damaged by water or mold. What… Continue reading

Wildfire Preparation and Survival Tips

A view of the spreading flames from the Canyon Fire 2 wildfire in Anaheim Hills and the City of Orange

The damage caused by wildfires worsens every year as droughts become more common and communities pop up near or within wildland areas. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states that more than 58,000 wildfires burned across the US in 2018, destroying over 25,000 structures, including 18,000 homes. California was the hardest-hit state last year, but wildfires occur coast… Continue reading

DRS RAISES OVER $6,000 FOR THE ARTHUR C. LUF CHILDREN’S BURN CAMP

[caption id="attachment_3690" align="alignright" width="224"] Pictured left to right: Event Sponsor, Jason Lammer from L Train Electric, Gavin Lammer; DRS President, Danny Strong and his wife, Jennifer; Kathlene Gerrity from the CT Burns Care Foundation; DRS Sales Manager, Trevor Reid; DRS Facilities Liaison, Robin Markham[/caption] (July 9, 2019) – Disaster Restoration Services (DRS), a member company of DKI, North America's largest… Continue reading

DKI’S NETWORK CONTINUES STRONG THROUGH 2019

July 8, 2019 – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, proudly announced nearly ten companies have renewed their DKI memberships between April and June of this year. Also, effective April 1, 2019, the organization welcomed new member company, Advanced Steamway of Louisville, KY. Overall for 2019, DKI has added five new member companies to its network. For renewals… Continue reading

Remediating Crawl Space Mold

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Does your house have an unfinished space below the main living area? Crawl spaces and basements are prized for adding extra storage and square footage to a home, but they are also prime locations for mold to grow. Learn more about crawl space mold, why it matters and how to prevent it. What is Crawl Space Mold? All types of… Continue reading

My Tree is Sick: What Should I Do?

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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

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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

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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

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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