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Store Firewood Carefully to Avoid Termite Infestation

Most of us love the cozy warmth and sweet smells of a home fireplace or wood stove on cold winter days and evenings. But as we stack our winter supply of firewood nearby so that it’s convenient to bring inside over the winter months ahead, we would be wise to… Read more »

The Role of Paul Davis International Training Center

Paul Davis customers know our company as one of the leading emergency service and property damage reconstruction providers in North America. Our 300-plus service locations and the thousands of technicians and support personnel who service customers so well are the public face of Paul Davis. Not widely known, however, is… Read more »

Learn How to Properly Use a Fire Extinguisher

Ever use a fire extinguisher? Most people haven’t, and therein lies the problem. Operation is simple and straightforward, but learning a bit about extinguishers and suppressing flames now is a very good idea. Think of today as the ideal time to start learning. Fires with different fuel sources burn differently.… Read more »

Just in Time for 2017 Holidays: 9 Cooking Safety Tips

Deep-fried turkey dangers. Before deep-frying a turkey, take time to view this safety video. http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2011/11/23/dangers-deep-fried-turkey.html Grease fires quickly get out of control. And often occur because someone leaves a frying pan on the stove unattended. Grease fires can quickly result in serious injury and extensive property damage. Have hot pads… Read more »

Halloween Safety Tips for the Children

Children love Halloween. And it’s no surprise. Between dressing up in costumes, classroom parties and lots of candy, what’s not to love? But it’s also important that children remain safe during Halloween festivities. That’s why we pulled together some tips on how to make this Halloween both fun and safe… Read more »

Do’s and Don’ts for Flood and Water Damage

Flooding happens every year. And while big floods can be a concern, even small floods can cause problems for businesses and homeowners alike. If your property has been affected by flood damage, it’s not always wise to do the cleanup yourself. However, if you do prefer to perform cleanup without… Read more »

Is It Your Time for GFCI Electrical Outlets?

We all use electrical outlets. In fact, most of our lives revolve around them—at home and at work. And while we don’t give much thought to how we use electrical outlets, it’s an important thing to consider. Especially if your outlets are not GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interruption) outlets. But… Read more »

Hurricane Safety Checklist

We’ve certainly seen some unusual hurricane weather this year. Because hurricanes can be life-threatening, it’s always good to be prepared when you live near a coastline. Unfortunately, most people don’t get ready for a hurricane until the last minute. Often this is because they didn’t know they were supposed to.… Read more »

Water Damage? Best to Hire IICRC Certified Specialists

Water and flood damage is something that a lot of home and business owners have to deal with. Understandably, damage like this causes a big headache, and it’s definitely a time when you should call in the professionals. But what does it mean to hire a “professional” when it comes… Read more »