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Paul Davis Supports Our Local Communities

As summer heats up, Paul Davis team members are volunteering in their communities to improve lives for people who need an extra helping hand. Here’s where we contributed over the last several months: Aiding a Fallen Officer: Mike Shaw, a technician with Paul Davis of Portland/Vancouver, Washington, was recently honored… Read more »

How Hard Water Damages Plumbing and Appliances

“Hard” water: what a strange way to describe that most flexible of substances. “That’s the common term for water that contains high levels of calcium and magnesium,” explains Mickey McHenry, Paul Davis of South Atlanta. “The mineral content makes it hard to lather soap and that’s probably what most people… Read more »

Get Ahead of the 2022 Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is sounding alarms about a very active 2022 hurricane forecast, the seventh consecutive year of higher-than-normal activity. NOAA expects between 14 and 21 named storms, three to six of which will morph into major hurricanes. The intensity is fueled by several climate factors:… Read more »

Water Damage to Air-Tight Buildings Presents Serious Challenges

When oil prices skyrocketed decades ago, builders accepted the energy-efficiency challenge with gusto, tightening building envelopes thoroughly. They wrapped sheathing with high-performance barrier layers, double-glazed windows, installed higher R-value insulation and sealed openings where pipes and systems exited.  As expected, energy costs plummeted in these structures. Unfortunately, “sick building syndrome”… Read more »

Paul Davis Supports Our Local Communities

As summer arrives, Paul Davis team members continue to volunteer in their home communities to improve lives and better surroundings for residents and neighbors. Here’s where we contributed over the last several months: Supporting Youth Sports: Paul Davis of Greater Baltimore is sponsoring a young, talented cornhole player named Justin… Read more »

Fireworks Aren’t Fun Without Proper Precautions

Every year, fireworks set off during private celebrations cause tens of thousands of fires in the United States. Most occur during the month spanning July 4th. The blaze that damaged one California resident’s home, however, happened on the 2021 holiday itself.  While this fire didn’t physically injure anyone, the event… Read more »

Being a Difference Maker In Work and In Life

Matt Phillips is a Paul Davis Difference Maker. You may remember him from our March newsletter. He and his colleague Lindsey Brown, team members with Paul Davis of Greater Birmingham, Alabama, donated extra help to a blind man with a home heavily damaged by a vehicle accident.  “Someone running from… Read more »

Home-Based Business Insurance Plus Other Business Insurance Considerations

During the COVID epidemic, home-based businesses surged. Some were “side hustles” that supplemented income. Others became the primary source of income for their owners. In the excitement, many new proprietors neglected a crucial protective mechanism: the right insurance. The statistics are worrisome: 75 percent of all businesses are underinsured and… Read more »