Month: September 2016

Evaluating Water Damage

Evaluating Water Damage

Water leaks and more significant water damage are an all too frequent occurrence in our daily lives. Faulty and leaking refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers, and pipes, as well as sink and tub overflows are the most common problems. Fortunately they are also the easiest to remedy, since turning off the… Read more »

Apply Some Magic

Apply Some Magic

Belongings and furnishings may be wet and soggy or dirty and scorched after a fire or other disaster, but that doesn’t always mean they’re destroyed. Home and business owners who experience fire and water damage often assume that clothing and furniture, electronics and important documents are a complete loss. Paul… Read more »

Some Very Good News: Home Fire Safety is Working!

Some Very Good News: Home Fire Safety is Working!

Home fire safety is working in the United States and dramatically reducing fire deaths. During the past ten years, adult deaths have decreased more than 24%. For children the news is even better — over 50% lower. Still, more than 3,000 people lose their life to fire annually, so the… Read more »

The Simple Act of Giving Thanks

The Simple Act of Giving Thanks

The year was 1966 and a young man of 38 by the name of Paul Davis launched Paul Davis Restoration in Jacksonville, Florida. Back then Paul regularly took time to personally express thanks to those who helped him: early employees, partners, customers, and more. Every year — and especially in… Read more »

An Early Season Furnace Inspection

An Early Season Furnace Inspection

Most of us aren’t fully ready for autumn or the typically colder months that follow, but the time to prepare is now! Sealing driveways, cleaning gutters and inspecting windows, doors and the roof are excellent pre-winter chores. Be sure to not overlook an early season furnace inspection, as well. Most… Read more »

What the National Fire Protection Agency Says About Hoarding

What the National Fire Protection Agency Says About Hoarding

Many of us know someone who saves every trinket, memento and keepsake.They find comfort in having these items and parting with them is difficult. We often jokingly refer to these people as ‘pack rats’ or ‘squirrels’ but their keepsake instincts are usually harmless. Hoarders however are excessive savers incapable of… Read more »

Ways to Ease the Back-to-School Blues

Ways to Ease the Back-to-School Blues

Back to school is in full swing. While lots of parents celebrate the fact that their kids no longer need summer daytime care, some children get a case of the ‘blues’ as they head back to the classroom. What’s more, some parents get those blues, too! Luckily, there are several… Read more »

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

At Paul Davis, we specialize in professional residential and commercial emergency restoration services for disasters of all types and all sizes. While some of these disasters are inevitable, many others can be prevented. Unfortunately, we tend to react rather than prepare for emergencies. Perhaps that is why the month of… Read more »

Safety Tips to Prepare for Floods

Safety Tips to Prepare for Floods

Our area may soon experience dangerous and fast-rising waters. Be sure to know your way to quickly reach higher ground should your home or business be threatened. Flood waters often rise very quietly –  and very quickly – to become extremely dangerous. Pay special attention to any ‘flash flood warning’… Read more »