fire damage

Home Clothes Dryers and Outdoor Barbecues Pose Serious Fire Hazards Every Summer

A father of two loaded the clothes dryer before driving the kids to summer camp, a 15-minute trip. He returned to find emergency responders dousing flames. The family lived elsewhere for several months while workers repaired damage and cleaned away smoke and soot throughout the house. FACT: Home[...]

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[...]

Why Transparency Significantly Eases Commercial Business Owner Distress Following Fire or Flood Damage

Business owners are usually in control of employees, inventory, schedules, decisions, budgets. That vanishes the moment disaster strikes. “They suddenly feel powerless. That’s an intensely uncomfortable emotion for proactive, motivated people to handle,” says Scott Hill, Director of[...]

Healing is the Hardest Part: Home Fire Takes Retired Firefighter and His Dog

When a devastating house fire destroyed the first floor of a home in the Kitchener-Waterloo community, it tragically took the lives of a former firefighter and his pet. The man’s only living relative, his sister, was heartbroken and asked to see the scene. For Glenn Wilkinson, the owner of Paul[...]

Guarding Against Overnight Commercial Kitchen Fires

Fire is an essential element in commercial kitchens, transforming raw ingredients into delicious, artful dishes that support businesses and lure loyal customers. When fire escapes its confines, however, it destroys thriving food establishments in minutes. Fires that spread when the kitchen is closed[...]