business safety

Commercial Property Fire Sprinkler Systems Typically Fail for Four Key Reasons

Sprinkler systems are the best protection against commercial property damage, right? That could be a false sense of security: sprinkler systems fail nearly 10 percent of the time. Unfortunately, two Paul Davis customers fell into that unlucky 10 percent during the extraordinary Texas cold snap[...]

Idle Commercial Buildings Pose Problems for Maintaining and Restoring Water Quality

The warehouse reopened smoothly when COVID restrictions eased: picking equipment functioned at speed, loading dock mechanisms obeyed switches, HVAC systems whooshed to life as expected. One glitch arose immediately, however. An employee notified the property manager that the water in the bathroom[...]

Be Sure Your Commercial Property Does Not Have Fire Safety Violations

The Beverly Hills Supper Club, a sprawling complex near Cincinnati, Ohio, drew famous acts that usually appeared in far glitzier locations like Las Vegas. Unfortunately, it was a fire trap. The carpet and seat cushions were highly flammable. The architect ignored fire codes. Aluminum wiring, which[...]

Make Documentation of Damage Claims A Priority

The scorched and smoldering aftermath of a fire, the soaked and mouldy interiors after a catastrophic flood – when devastation stares commercial property owners in the face and emotions are high, it’s extremely difficult to think about next steps.  That’s why Paul Davis recommends[...]

Commercial Fire Causes May Surprise You

Fire is a serious threat to commercial properties for sobering reasons. With stable heat, fuel and oxygen, fires can become difficult to control in 30 seconds and double in size in just one minute. Further, nearly half of businesses experiencing a major disaster such as a fire never reopen and[...]