Creating a Fire Escape Plan for Apartment Building Residents

As a landlord or property manager, you have a long list of roles and responsibilities. Rising to the top of the list–above repairing leaky faucets, quieting noisy neighbors, and collecting monthly rent–is tenant safety. The units you lease to renters are homes, and while a large eat-in kitchen and balcony with a view are great selling points, tenants ultimately want peace of mind first.


Apartment and commercial buildings must have a fire escape plan for residents and tenants to practice | Fire damage restoration services by A&J Property Restoration DKI of Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Who to Call for Water Damage in Your Home

Do You Know Who to Call for Water Damage in Your Home?

If your home’s interior has water damage, it can be overwhelming to know what to do first. Your initial stress will likely come from the awareness that your basement is flooding, your ceiling is bulging, or your toilet is overflowing. Once that sinks in, further anxiety arrives as you try to play damage control and minimize any further destruction to your home.

After a deep breath and turning off the home’s electricity and water supply should a burst or leaking pipe be the possible culprit, it’s time to pick up the phone. But who do you call first? (more…)

Filing out a water damage insurance claim form with your insurance company | Water damage cleanup services by A&J Specialty Services Inc DKI of Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, Wisconsin
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How to Respond When Frozen Pipes Burst

How Best to Respond When Frozen Pipes Burst

When the Farmers Almanac uses words like “numbing cold” and “chilled to the bone” on their 2017 Winter Outlook map, you know Madison and Milwaukee are both in for a whopper of a winter. And while we hate to be the bearer of bad news, when winter is again predicted to be a beast, it’s necessary to be prepared. But even in trying to protect your home against the damages that come with frozen pipes, pipe bursts happen. And that’s when you need to respond–and fast. (more…)

What to do when dealing with frozen pipes and pipe bursts | Blog from A&J Specialty Services Inc DKI of Madison, Sun Prairie, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Preparing Your Business for Disaster

Planning for a disaster, when it seems so impossible, is never a fun task. Often, it seems tedious and a waste of time when there are other money-making tasks to be handled. But failing to plan for the worst could end up costing you tenfold when a disaster really strikes Madison. It could be a major flood, tornado, snow storm, or even a heatwave – anything is possible.


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Teaming Up with DKI Network

The DKI Network – Teaming up with area DKI companies for Storm Damage Clean Up

Back in July of 2016 – Madison, Middleton, Verona, Fitchburg, and many other surrounding WI communities were unexpectedly hit with a wave of thunderstorms, flash floods, and hail. Causing over a million dollars in water damages to commercial buildings and residential homes all over Madison. It is in situations like this, that A&J Specialty Services DKI calls upon the “DKI Network”.


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Home Fire Escape Plan

Does your family have a Home Fire Escape Plan?

You say, “That would never happen to us” and although that might be true, every year in the United States, fires claim more lives that all other natural disasters combined. With that said, does your family have a Home Fire Escape Plan?

While someone else may forget to blow the candle out before climbing in bed, you certainly never would. But all it takes is one mistake, one forgetful evening, or even just a bizarre house malfunction for a flame to come to life, pouring smoke down the hallway.


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5 Fire Facts You NEED to Know


Normally we’d put an emphasis on Fire Safety in October BUT these facts are what you and your family needs to know EVERYDAY. Here are 5 Fire Facts you need to know and what you can do about them.


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Does Your Staff Know WHO to Call in a Restoration Emergency?

Being a facilities manager, business owner or manager brings a host of daily stresses. The last thing you need to worry about is whether your staff knows how to respond in a water or sewage restoration emergency.

If a pipe breaks at 1 a.m. sending water streaming through the ceiling from floor to floor, will your staff know how to respond? The speed in which they react can make hundreds or thousands of dollars of difference.

Our Emergency Restoration App is FREE. Our goal is to make sure you and your staff are prepared when that 1 a.m. disaster rolls around. Features in our water emergency app allow us respond fast, dispatch additional water technicians, and give early indicators to know what we’re walking in to. (more…)

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3 Tips to Avoid Basement Water Damage to Your Home

Basement water damage and flooding from heavy rains is one problem that can take up your time, effort, and money. Although you can’t prevent the weather, there are things you can do to with your home to ward off potential damages incurred by WI weather.

We’ve got 3 cleaning tips that you can do yourself, or hire a professional to take care of, so you might not  suffer from basement water damages to your home:


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Are your holiday celebrations at risk of catching fire?

You’ve never had a problem in the past. Why is everyone warning about the dangers that accompany the holidays? Because historically, the holidays are a time when fire departments and emergency rooms get an increase in calls due to accidents and fires.

No one expects to have a fire or an injury during the holidays and that’s exactly why it’s so important to be mindful of preventing it. Take a couple of minutes to read through these simple, safety tips that will make sure your holidays are fun and joy filled like they should be. (more…)

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