fire damage

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[...]

Let’s Stop the 45% of Commercial Property Fires That Are Arson

Local fire officials estimate that as many as half of all fires are intentionally set. Why do arsonists act? Possible motives are many: thrill-seeking, vandalism, concealing a crime, revenge, profit/insurance fraud/debt elimination and terrorism may prompt these criminals to act. Arson is more than[...]

Businesses Take Extra Care When Selecting Companies After A Flood or Fire

What’s the first thing to do after your business is damaged by a flood or fire? Protect yourself and your employees: evacuate safely and don’t reenter the ravaged premises. Only professionals are trained to handle disaster-damaged buildings without risking structural collapse, electrocution,[...]