fire damage

Kitchen Grease Fires May Severely Affect Appliances

Sparked by unattended stovetop pans or forgotten items in toaster ovens, kitchen grease fires are extremely dangerous. Fueled by exquisitely flammable substances, they flare in an instant, spread rapidly, burn hotter and can’t be extinguished with water-based substances. Smart homeowners have[...]

Paul Davis Grows to Meet Increasing Restoration Demand

In 2017, apocalyptic wildfires swept across British Columbia causing devastation to businesses, towns and lives across the province. “The phone literally didn’t stop ringing with calls for help,”says David Porter, president of Paul Davis Fraser Valley. “As soon as areas were declared safe,[...]

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.[...]

Professional Techniques that Erase Smoke Odours from Clothing and Furniture

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[...]

Special Care After Home Fires Will Protect Against Corrosion

It’s a relief after a fire to discover that some items weren’t affected by the flames and smoke. Those hinges and metal doors are fine! Right? Well, not exactly. They may look normal immediately after a fire but if left untouched, they’ll soon show fine pitting, corrosion and metal[...]