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Most Important Six Steps to take After Sudden Spring Storm Damage

March, April and May are often filled with gentle breezes and fresh blossoms but spring can also usher in meteorological chaos. In the spring of 2017, just two violent spring storms resulted in a staggering $14 billion in total losses. Tornadoes, microbursts, derechos and thunderstorms – all can wreak devastating… Read more »

Erasing Smoke Odors from Clothing

Erasing Smoke Odors from Clothing

Where there’s fire, there’s smoke. Eclipsing flames and heat, it’s the most ruinous and far-reaching component of that fire. Thick and dark, it damages everything in its path. Items touched by smoke often have long memories even though they may appear unaffected. Months after the flames are doused, odors on… Read more »

Ever Green; Our Paul Davis Commitment to sustainability

Ever Green; Our Paul Davis Commitment to sustainability

One aspect of the program focuses on developing and using green cleaning technologies that are environmentally responsible. “When we respond to disasters, often environmental threats are already present — whether a flood releases stored chemicals at a factory or fire creates hazardous contaminants by burning a home’s high-tech building materials,”… Read more »

Stopping Termite Damage Early

Stopping Termite Damage Early

Spring: the time of year that termites love best. That’s when these pale insects, measuring ¼ to ½-inch in length, take wing in groups to found new colonies. While most of the tiny fliers become lunch for animals and birds, it takes just a single pair to launch a colony… Read more »

Updating ADA Compliance after Damage Restoration

Updating ADA Compliance after Damage Restoration

Major disasters disproportionately affect people with disabilities. For the 61 million Americans with disabilities, escaping the disaster itself is only the first challenge. Communication breakdowns with caregivers, disrupted healthcare, interrupted supplies and services, transportation delays – these inevitably follow. As an industry leader, Paul Davis is committed to countering post-disaster… Read more »

How Safe Are You from Your Neighbors?

How Safe Are You from Your Neighbors?

The Dangers Lurking in Retail Buildings In emergency situations, you’re as safe as the person standing next to you. That same philosophy applies to retail buildings and high rises. When one tenant suffers a fire or flood damage, other tenants in close proximity are susceptible to the same damage. Safety… Read more »

Five Hidden Hazards in Your Business

Five Hidden Hazards in Your Business

What You Don’t Know – or Notice – Can Hurt You Workplace hazards have a way of sneaking up on us, especially if we don’t consider our workplace a dangerous environment. Retail stores, offices, gyms, coffee shops, and restaurants rarely elicit the same type of safety concerns as a construction… Read more »

Are Your Employees a Danger to Your Business?

Are Your Employees a Danger to Your Business?

5 Training Tips to Ensure Safety and Security Safety doesn’t happen by accident. It is a group effort that requires knowledge, experience, and the willingness of those around you to keep up their end of the bargain. Are your employees up to the challenge? At Paul Davis, we’ve cleaned up… Read more »

Do You Know How to Stop a Grease Fire?

Do You Know How to Stop a Grease Fire?

Six Safety Tips for Restaurant Owners It’s a busy Saturday night at the restaurant, and the kitchen is packed with cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers, and food expeditors yelling about table ten needing their scallops five minutes ago. Suddenly, a stove top bursts into flames. Big flames. What do you do?… Read more »

Are Safety Drills Important to Your Tenants? Spoiler: Yes. Here’s Why.