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What to Know When Buying a House with Water Damage

What to Know When Buying a House with Water Damage

House hunting can be an overwhelming project, especially in this market. If you stumble upon a beautifully landscaped home in a safe neighborhood with all the features you’re looking for, you may be tempted to make an offer right away. But if the asking price seems too good to be true, look closer—the home could have hidden water damage. Upon… Continue reading

SURFCO RESTORATION AND CONSTRUCTION AMONG “BEST OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS” RESTORATION AND CONTRACTOR SERVICES

December 28, 2021 – Surfco Restoration and Construction, a DKI member company in Fayetteville, AR, is proud to announce its nomination for another year in Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s “Best of Northwest Arkansas.” For the last three consecutive years, Surfco was ranked among the “Best of” by its local residents and earned two gold titles for Best Restoration Services and Best… Continue reading

6 New Year Resolutions to Prevent Water Damage

6 New Year Resolutions to Prevent Water Damage

When you think about New Year resolutions, exercise and diet plans may initially spring to mind. Setting personal health goals is great, but what about resolving to improve the health of your home? With these six New Year resolutions, you can help prevent water damage in 2022 and beyond. Resolve to Install a Sump Pump A sump pump shields your… Continue reading

How to Prevent Basement Mold

How to Prevent Basement Mold

Basements and moisture go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, this makes it easy for mold to enter the equation. Mold prevention is much less daunting than mold removal. Keep your basement clean and mold-free with these tips. Then, if you notice musty odors, stained walls and ceilings, or visible mold growth, arrange professional mold remediation services as soon as possible. Clean regularly: Just… Continue reading

Can I Salvage My Carpet After a Flood?

Can I Salvage My Carpet After a Flood

After your home or business floods, you may wonder if it’s possible to save your wall-to-wall carpeting and padding so you can forgo the high cost of replacing them. The chances of successfully cleaning your carpet depend on many factors. Consider each one to help you determine if you can salvage your carpet after a flood. Age and Quality of… Continue reading

Holiday Fire Safety

Holiday Fire Safety

It’s easy to neglect fire safety when you’re focused on planning holiday parties, hosting houseguests, and setting up all those decorations. However, this is the most important time of year to be diligent about fire safety because holiday lights, candles, and Christmas trees increase the risk of house fires in December. Follow these holiday fire safety tips to keep the… Continue reading

7 Holiday Safety Tips

7 Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are a time to gather with family and friends, enjoy good food, and make plenty of memories. But don’t let the festivities override the need for safety. Follow these seven holiday safety tips to reduce the risk of home fires and other hazards as you celebrate the season. Holiday light safety: Before plugging in a strand of lights,… Continue reading

How to Remove Unwanted Smells in Your Home

Young Indian woman in saree opening window because of extreme summer heat

If you have stinky rooms in your house, you may be looking for ways to freshen the air. Some odors signal possible health hazards, such as mold growth or decomposing remains, while others simply smell unpleasant. Here’s how to find and remove unwanted smells at the source. How to Remove Musty Smells A musty odor is a sure sign of… Continue reading

How Smoke Damages Electronics

To smoke a faulty personal computer with the side cover removed.

Phones, computers, TVs, manufacturing equipment, and other electronics are a vital part of modern-day life. They accomplish everything from information storage and entertainment, to communication and critical business operations. Unfortunately, all of this can be lost in an instant if your electronics are damaged in a fire. Even if they escape the flames, smoke and soot can sometimes cause irreparable… Continue reading

What is Deodorization?

What is Deodorization

Lingering odors are a common concern after a fire or flood. If you’re struggling with this problem, learn about why you might need deodorization services from DKI. Sources of Odors After a Disaster When you think about recovering from a fire, you might picture cleaning ashes and soot from the surfaces in your home or business. Likewise, you may assume… Continue reading