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How to Spot Lurking Fire Hazards

Let’s survey your house with a different lens: a magnifying glass that finds lurking fire hazards. Tag along on a guided tour as Paul Davis experts flag (by ROOM in bold text) surprising, very common risk factors. How many are hiding in your home?   Our tour begins in the BASEMENT, where the[...]

How High Humidity Breeds Mould

As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, mould quickly starts growing with the introduction of moisture. When you think of this moisture, you probably think about water in your bathroom or water damage from your washer or refrigerator. Yes, this can be the moisture that starts mould growth in your[...]

Is Your Home Electrical Wiring Up to Code?

Between lights, charging electronics, and running modern appliances, electricity provides us with the ability to smoothly run our everyday lives. It can also, however, lead to issues like fires and electrocution. For this reason, it is important to know if your home electrical wiring is up to code.[...]

Fast and Furious Tornadoes – Best Steps Now and Then

The month of September in Ontario and Quebec proved to be an unusually violent one: six tornadoes touched down, inflicting injuries, power outages and structural damage. Many believe that twisters are rare in Canada, but recent research suggests they’re more common than experts thought. The[...]

Understanding the Three Classes of Contaminated Water      

Clearly, any contaminated water can wreak havoc on a home or business. Moisture penetration into flooring, walls, studding and structural components, in addition to water-damaged furniture, electronics, clothing and more, is time-consuming to dry, if even possible. Compounding the situation is which[...]