Emergency Preparedness

Is Your Business Up-to-date With Current Fire Code Changes? (Hint: Most Aren’t)

Experts estimate that 60 to 80 percent of all businesses never recover after experiencing a structural fire. Sadly, they fail for a lot of different but understandable reasons. Employees find new jobs. Customers locate services and products elsewhere. Critical records are lost. Suppliers move on.[...]

Five Overlooked Steps Small Business Owners Can Take To Reduce Fire Hazards

Many savvy business owners are already reducing fire hazards in the workplace. Common measures include servicing equipment regularly, avoiding power strip overload and turning off equipment at the end of the day. But small business owners often overlook five other important steps. Cut fire risks[...]

Special Care Needed Following Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher Use

Grabbing a portable fire extinguisher to quench a small fire is a smart move that works most of the time. Research suggests that an astonishing 95 percent of fires can be successfully quenched if quick thinkers deploy these devices shortly after ignition. But as soon as the fire is out and calm[...]

Why it’s Smart to Avoid Unscrupulous Restoration Companies

Some surprises are great. Others, well, can be a real disaster. At Paul Davis Restoration we’ve heard some terrible stories from homeowners and business customers who rushed to hire a restoration company in their panic following property damage from storms, fires, smoke and floods. In emergency[...]

Water Damage Ranks First for Large Loss Mitigation Claims

Catastrophic flooding dominated the news last year: beautiful neighbourhoods that transformed into lakes overnight, dotted with scattered roof tops and small boats that rescued distressed residents. Unfortunately, these heartbreaking scenes are becoming more common than ever. Statistics show that[...]