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Don’t Let Water Damage Ruin Your Holiday Fun!

The Smith’s holiday celebration was warm and delightful, featuring visiting family and friends, a delicious spread of festive foods and a lively touch football contest. Marring the occasion: the sound of splashing water coming from the basement that evening. Which Mr. Smith found was a blocked sewage pipe overflowing onto… Read more »

7 Tips for a Fun & Stress-Free Turkey Day!

Post originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com. Thanksgiving is only a couple of days away!  While it can be a fun day if you’re the guest, it can be super stressful if you are the host!  Between cooking and cleaning and keeping everyone entertained, it’s downright overwhelming and exhausting!  Here are some… Read more »

Thanksgiving is fun, but dangers lurk!

GOBBLE GOBBLE Y’all!  It’s so hard to believe Thanksgiving is next Thursday!  We are so excited to see our families and friends for a feast.  But did you know that one of the most fun and festive days of the year is also the most dangerous for home cooking fires? … Read more »

8 Property Risks That Pose Hazard Problems For Property Managers

If you manage a commercial property, days are packed with complex tasks: managing staff, moving tenants, conducting inspections, interfacing with contractors, contacting regulatory officials and much more. Enter checklists: essential “cheat sheets” that streamline workload. “Every profession featuring exacting tasks employs checklists: doctors, pilots, attorneys, inspectors and so on,“ says… Read more »

7 Careless Causes of Home Fires

When Hank refinished the antique rocker, the gleaming ebony wood impressed his entire family. Hank was so pleased that he neglected to properly dispose of the linseed-stained rags. They spontaneously combusted and blackened the garage before the fire was quenched. “We work on many, many homes that are damaged by… Read more »

Smoke and Soot Damage Deliver a One-Two Punch to Office Equipment

“When a company experiences a fire, smoke and soot spread far and wide in incredible ways,” says Leslie Anderson, Vice President of Training at Paul Davis. “Business equipment seems particularly vulnerable. We find soot inside tightly closed items like printers, copiers, phones and electronics, even if they were located far… Read more »

Why You Need to Check Your Trees

Annually, hundreds of people die and many more suffer serious property damage due to “wind-related tree failures” that accompany extreme weather like thunderstorms, derechos, hurricanes and tornadoes. “Tree failures are particularly likely if strong wind follows a saturating storm,” comments Wayne Merlino, Owner, Paul Davis of Palatine, Illinois. “But it’s not… Read more »

The Sounds of Fire Safety!

Fire safety is incredibly important for EVERYONE to know and learn.  Don’t ever think it can’t happen to you – fires can happen to anyone at any time.  We love this information from the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department and we wanted to make sure you saw it! Post… Read more »

Fire Prevention Week – A Tradition Since 1922

In Chicago, October 8, 1871, all was quiet as a warm fall day deepened into evening. Noise, hubbub and alarms rose at 8:30 pm, when the Great Chicago Fire started as a small flame licking straw in the O’Leary barn. Fed by dry, windy weather and wooden structures, the fire… Read more »