Handling Kitchen Fire: Dos and Don’ts of a Grease Fire

Knowing to stop, drop, and roll is one thing, but do you know what to do if a grease fire flares up in your home? Our South Dakota fire restoration team reminds you to NEVER use water on grease fires, and gave us the full rundown of other dos and don’ts for this dangerous kitchen [...]

Make a Fire Safety Plan this 4th of July

Intek fire restoration gets the job done, but we prefer it when we don’t have to. If your family hasn’t already, please develop a fire safety plan for whatever your southeast South Dakota 4th of July celebrations happen to be. […]

Bonfire Safety Tips to Prevent Fire Damage in Sioux Falls

The taste of s’mores. The smell of smoke. The sound of stories shared among family and friends. Who doesn’t love a good summer bonfire? Unfortunately, at INTEK, we see the downside of bonfires in South Dakota. During these warm summer months, we’re often called upon for fire damage restoration to repair the destruction caused by bonfires. [...]

IICRC Fire Training Comes to INTEK

At INTEK, we're constantly seeking to improve our cleaning services in Sioux Falls and Yankton. Recently, we had the privilege of hosting an IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified trainer. The IICRC is an organization dedicated to the creation and advancement of standards and certifications related to the cleaning, restoration, inspection, and installation [...]

Prepare Your Grill for Summer

Warm weather is here, which means it's time to break out that grill for the summer. Grilling is typically a simple task. But there are precautions to take before firing up the grill that's been sitting on the deck all winter. Here are some cleaning tips to prepare your grill for those juicy steaks and shish kabobs. Cleaning [...]

Fire Damage: Grilling Safety

Avoid fire damage and injury by following these grilling safety tips. Image by nfpa.org What's for dinner? This July 4th the answer is probably steaks, hamburgers or hotdogs on the grill. Even the most seasoned griller can use a quick reminder that the best grilling is safe grilling. Please avoid fire injury and [...]

Fire Damage: Fireworks and July 4th Celebrations

Meet Dan Doofus the spokesman for the National Fire Protection Associations (NFPA). According to the NFPA, Dan isn't very smart. In fact, he is duller than a 1,200 degree sparkler (No joke, sparklers burn at 1,200 degrees!). Dan uses consumer fireworks and is not safe. Here is why fireworks are more of a hazard than [...]