Smoke Damage

Smoke and Soot Damage Deliver a One-Two Punch to Office Equipment

“When a company experiences a fire, smoke and soot spread far and wide in incredible ways,” says Leslie Anderson, Vice President of Training at Paul Davis. “Business equipment seems particularly vulnerable. We find soot inside tightly closed items like printers, copiers, phones and[...]

Paul Davis Restoration Tackles 17-Story Condominium Fire Damage Restoration With Tight Deadline

In June of this year, a baseball cap ignited a fire that raced through a 55+ condominium filled with seniors. Placed on a light stand, the hat sparked flames that fed on hoarded possessions, causing extensive fire, smoke, soot and water damage to more than 80 units from the 11th floor to the[...]

Courtney Scott – 20 Women of 2020

Featured as one of Paul Davis’ “20 Women of 2020”, Courtney Scott is the Lead ESD (Emergency Service Division) Technician at Paul Davis Restoration of Portland/Vancouver.  When did you start working for Paul Davis? I started working for Paul Davis on July 18th, 2019. What were you doing[...]

Needs Grow for Post-Fire Smoke and Ash Cleaning

For each property owner who suffered losses in the 2019 fire season, many of their neighbours were luckier: flames passed close by but did not scorch possessions. Finding their structures still standing, these owners breathed a sigh of relief, then quickly realized that all wasn’t well. Flames[...]

Properly Cleaning After Smoke Damage

Billowing black and toxic smoke from a building fire deposits soot on everything inside a commercial structure. It seeps into concrete floors, wafts into distant areas and infiltrates items like closed refrigerators. Once soot settles – in ugly black layers or thin coatings so invisible that only[...]