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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 […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 12/18/18

Must-Do Shingle Maintenance to Prolong the Life of Your Roof

Just because your roof is out of sight, doesn’t mean it should be out of mind. But so often, a home’s roof misses out on the attention it needs if for nothing more than the inconvenience the upkeep presents. The result of lacking maintenance is a roof that needs to be repaired or replaced before […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 8/14/18

Get to Know the Real Pest of Water Damage

Spring and water damage tend to go hand in hand, be it melting snow, falling rain, or rising levels of humidity. And seasons aside, there’s also man-made water damage due to burst pipes, leaky appliances, and inadequate ventilation. As soon as the water hits–whatever its source–the destruction begins, causing stains, odors, wood swelling and warping, […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 6/4/18

Quick Fixes for Roof Ice Dams

Frigid temperatures don’t exactly create the ideal setting to make outdoor home repairs. However, when the alternative is expensive damage to both your exterior and interior, you may just need to bundle up and bear the burden. While the hope is your outdoor to-do list is limited to shoveling snow and warming up the car, […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 2/27/18

Top 3 Causes of Home Fires and How to Stay Safe

As the temperatures drop outside, the potential for fires increase inside. An average of seven people die in U.S. home fires every day, according to statistics by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). In the NFPA’s most recent report on Home Structure Fires, general causes, including cooking and home heating, account for 84 percent of these incidents. While […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 12/6/17

Buyer Beware: After-Storm Contractor Scams

If Mother Nature didn’t do ample damage with heavy rains, lightning, and hail, get ready to weather another storm in the way of contractor scams. As if there wasn’t enough to deal with in terms of flooding, downed trees, torn-off shingles, and cracked siding, now you have to put your trust (and money!) in the […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 10/10/17

7 Home Improvement Projects to Finish Before Cold Weather Arrives

While warm days are forecasted this week, they are certainly numbered. Before long the air will turn crisp, the leaves will fall, and snow will be in future forecasts. Take advantage of good weather while it’s here to not only up your home value and curb appeal but also create a comfortable and safe environment […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 9/20/17

5 Steps to Take When a Flood Is Forecasted

Recent rainstorms doused parts of the Midwest, including our service area of Madison, Milwaukee, Burlington, and all of southern WI. Leaving many areas flooded and some counties declaring states of emergency. While the rain has stopped for now, basements, homes, schools, and commercial buildings are left with such extensive flooding that the remaining mess isn’t […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 8/17/17

A&J Specialty Services, Inc. DKI Celebrating 30 Years in Business

A&J Specialty Services, Inc. DKI is proudly celebrating 30 years in business.  A&J was started in 1984 by Kent and Lynn Rawhouser as a specialty services business cleaning acoustical ceilings and light fixtures.  The business quickly expanded to include a commercial and residential carpet cleaning division. Today A&J is a Christian, faith-based business, highly regarded […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 9/9/14

A&J Specialty Services, Inc. DKI Owner Kent Rawhouser Elected President of the IAQA

Kent Rawhouser, owner of A&J Speciality Services, Inc. DKI has been elected to serve as president of the Indoor Air Quality Association’s Board of Directors for a one-year term. The Indoor Air Quality Association’s (IAQA) Board of Directors is pleased to announced that Kent Rawhouser, owner of A&J Specialty Services, Inc. DKI, has been elected […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 8/12/14