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Better Ways to Store Flammables at Home

We all have flammables in our home, but do you know how to properly store them when they’re not in use? Many people do not. When stored improperly, flammables can have devastating consequences including poisoning, fires, and explosions. So if you keep gasoline, propane or other flammables in or around… Read more »

Read That Policy Carefully: Flood Insurance Coverages

Here’s a statistic that’s a real cause for concern. Only 12 percent of U.S. homeowners have flood insurance, according to a 2016 poll conducted by the Insurance Information Institute. Clearly, most homeowners who check their homeowner’s policy – and every homeowner definitely should – will quickly see that there is… Read more »

Prepare Ahead for Possible Spring Thaw Flooding

Every spring brings new tales of unexpected rising river levels and other spring thaw-related water woes. This spring will likely be no different. Rather than wait and wonder, Paul Davis companies throughout the U.S. suggest that homeowners — even those without basements — take precautions so that when the spring… Read more »

First Priority® for Paul Davis Customers is Attracting More Devotees

Business continuity planning is seen today as a vital and integral activity for companies large and small. Hoping for the best without preparing for the worst is a dangerous red flag that company owners, management, financial backers and local government officials see as short-sighted and extremely unwise. Paul Davis companies… Read more »

For Smoke-Damaged Electronics, Be Smart and Hire a Pro

Few of us can manage our daily lives without mobile phones, tablets, laptop and desktop computers, along with routers, printers, and so much more. After a fire with even a slight degree of smoke, sensitive electronics like these can become contaminated. In post-fire situations, these devices may look visually okay,… Read more »

How Smoke Permeates a Home

There’s no question that fires are deadly. In 2016, over 1.3 million fires took place in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). These fires caused 3,390 civilian deaths, 14,650 civilian injuries, and $10.6 billion in property damage. We all fear fire’s flames, but smoke from… Read more »

Avoiding Stovetop Fires

The possibility of any house fire is frightening, and kitchen fires rank among the most likely occurrences. According to the National Fire Protection Association NFPA, cooking causes 43% of reported home fires, and most of these fires start around the kitchen stovetop. While fire safety has come a long way,… Read more »

Why Small Business Owners Need to Think About Safety

Are you a small business owner with too much to do every day? Operating your business, directing employees, dealing with suppliers … and more … is anything but small. It’s a big job. Yet an important issue many small businesses overlook is workplace safety. A workplace safety program is critical… Read more »