How to Avoid Exposure to Wildfire Smoke

Smoke billowing out of a home in a neighborhood

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

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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

Emergency Car Kit Checkup for the Changing Seasons

A set of automotive accessories. Spare wheel, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, emergency warning triangle, jack, tow rope, wheel wrench, pump.

With the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures, it’s time to change out your emergency car kit. Take these steps once winter hazards are behind you and summer travel lies ahead to ensure you always have the survival gear at hand that’s relevant for the season. Refill While you hope you never have to use your emergency car kit, you… Continue reading


(May 1, 2019) – Complete DKI was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Corporate Overview category of the 17th Annual American Business Awards® today. (more…) Continue reading

Does My Home Need Mold Remediation?

Inscription molds on the wall next to the window

It’s a common misconception that mold remediation is only necessary when you can see fuzzy black, slimy green or powdery white growth on your walls, ceilings or floors. However, mold may be present – and affecting your health – even if you can’t see it. That’s why you should be vigilant and watch for signs that your home needs mold… Continue reading


April 18, 2019 – Armstrong’s Restoration, a member company of DKI, is restoring more than just property. Through their recent sponsorship of covering the adoption fees for six of Brevard County Animal Shelter’s dogs, Armstrong’s is helping restore lives by supporting loving homes for each of these animals. (more…) Continue reading

How to Make a Fire Escape Plan

Clipboard with Emergency Evacuation Plan beside Exit Door

When fire triggers a smoke alarm, you may only have one or two minutes to escape. Your ability to get everyone out safely depends on what preparations you’ve made. That’s why every family disaster plan should include instructions for what to do in case of a house fire. Here’s how to make a fire escape plan that could one day… Continue reading

What is a 72-Hour Kit?

Emergency preparedness kit with a backpack, food, water, and other supplies

If you’ve ever lived through an emergency, you know that knowledge + preparedness = peace of mind; and a 72-hour kit is a critical component of this. Each family member should have a kit containing the essentials needed to survive for at least three days. The final product should be portable so everyone can evacuate quickly during a natural disaster… Continue reading

5 Questions to Ask a Mold Remediation Company

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If you spot mold growth or notice a persistent musty odor in your home or business, you should contact a mold remediation specialist as soon as possible. The faster you act, the less damage mold can do to your home, belongings and your health. However, you should take the time to interview a few mold removal professionals to ensure you… Continue reading


To begin 2019, DKI has added four new restoration companies to its national team of commercial capable experts March 29, 2019 – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, proudly announced that during January through March 2019, four new contractors joined the DKI network, over a dozen current members renewed their DKI memberships and two other members expanded their existing… Continue reading