Tag: fire damage

Is Mold Testing a Smart Idea for Commercial Property Owners?

Nearly every single test for mold discovers mold spores. Why? Because these fungi are earth’s most important recyclers and wherever they find adequate moisture, they happily – and usually harmlessly – munch leftovers in natural and indoor environments. Unless your property is a specially built and scrupulously maintained clean room,… Read more »

Special Care After Home Fires Will Protect Against Corrosion

It’s a relief after a fire to discover that some items weren’t affected by the flames and smoke. Those hinges and metal doors are fine! Right? Well, not exactly. They may look normal immediately after a fire but if left untouched, they’ll soon show fine pitting, corrosion and metal degradation.… Read more »

Heroes Emerge Following North Country NY Home Fire

What started as a normal Monday afternoon for two Paul Davis restoration specialists in a suburban neighborhood north of Syracuse, New York, quickly became an emergency they never expected.  Immediately after arriving in the residential neighborhood, Kainein Carey and Dallas Wilson of Paul Davis of North Country NY were surprised… Read more »

How thermal fogging by Paul Davis neutralizes smoke odors

How thermal fogging by Paul Davis neutralizes smoke odors

After even the most thorough post-fire cleaning, there can still be lingering smoke odors unless a technique called thermal fogging is used. Thermal fogging is a process where a deodorizer is heated and sprayed in a fog form. Because it’s in a fog form, the mixture is able to permeate… Read more »

After a Commercial Fire: Smoke, Soot and Water Issues Unite

After a Commercial Fire: Smoke, Soot and Water Issues Unite

When shocked owners and employees survey the sodden mess after a fire guts their workplace, it’s tempting to immediately don paper masks, sturdy shoes and coveralls to rescue important items. Tempting, but ill-advised: the soot, water and char that have spread throughout the fire scene and across building contents are… Read more »

Office Fire Prevention Tips

Office Fire Prevention Tips

When you think about the repercussions of a fire, your first thought is probably the damage to your home. You’ve likely taken the normal precautions to ensure that your home is not susceptible to a house fire. Or, if it is, you have taken protective measures such as installing smoke… Read more »