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.

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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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Do You Know Who to Call for Water Damage?

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.

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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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8 Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes cause water damage to your home or business | Here are 8 tips to prevent frozen pipes from A&J Specialty Services Inc DKI of Madison, Sun Prairie, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, Wisconsin8 Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Waking up to a snow-covered picture landscape in Madison, WI may be the winter dream, but in recent years, things like polar vortices has made the cold and freezing temps near unbearable. Snowball that with blizzardy conditions so intense they garner their own names–we’re looking at you Snowmageddon, Snowzilla and Snowpocalypse–and winter can be a stressful time of year.

Making it just a little bit worse? Frozen pipes. When outdoor temperatures drop below freezing, the water inside your pipes can freeze. Water expands when frozen, which increases the pressure on your pipes, causing them to burst. And that leads to home and property damage–not to mention a whole lot of headaches you don’t need.

Before you pack up your sole possessions and head south, the following tips can help prevent bitterly cold temperatures from wreaking havoc on your home or business.

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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

WARNING: THESE FIRE FACTS ARE VERY SAD AND SCARY – BUT TRUE

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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Tips for Sewage Backup Cleanup

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WARNING: Sewage spills contain contaminants that can cause very serious health risks. Raw sewage contains bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses such as E. coli, and can cause illness such as Hepatitis A.

Tips for a Safe and Proper Sewage Backup Cleanup

Cleaning up a sewage backup of an overflowing toilet, a clogged sewer line, or a septic tank is a very messy and serious job. You could clean small spills up on your own but in large overflow situations, you’ll need to call in a professional (more…)

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