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At Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Dayton, we’re looking forward to the holiday season, the changes in the weather, and the prospect of what’s to come in the New Year. To help you improve your Dayton home’s energy efficiency in the coming year, we have organized some ideas that Dayton homeowners can implement immediately:

  • Check furnace filters monthly and replace or clean them when needed, depending on the type of filter you have. High-quality pleated paper filters do a great job filtering small particulates and allergens. A clean filter means your furnace does not have to work as hard!
  • If they are not sealed properly, doors and windows can leak heat. Keep moisture and cold air out by caulking around the exterior. Use a waterproof, flexible, and paintable caulk. Weather stripping is also a good idea, especially for doors.
  • If your fireplace has an open firebox, consider adding glass fireplace doors to prevent heat from escaping. You can also purchase special fireplace blankets to cover openings when not in use.
  • Does your home have high ceilings? Use a ceiling fan on a “winter” setting to distribute heat around the room, saving energy and making the space more comfortable.
  • A programmable thermostat will help you regulate the temperature, turning up the heat when you’re about to come home and turning it down overnight.

Please incorporate some of these tips this winter.Energy savings, lower utility bills, and a more comfortable Dayton home. What’s not to like?


Winter storms can hurt the Dayton area in many ways – and lead to extensive damage to your home. Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Dayton has some advice for you to help protect your property from storm damage – we want you and your home to be safe this winter!

  • Check outside your home for loose shingles, siding, and fence boards and repair all issues as soon as possible. Items like this can easily blow off in storms.
  • Inspect the trees in your yard and have damaged or weak parts removed, especially those near structures. To make sure large limbs and branches are handled safely, hire a tree care professional.
  • Make sure gutters and downspouts are free of debris so the drainage system can perform its function. Downspouts should send water at least 5’ away from your home’s foundation. An emergency fix can be as simple as adding downspout extensions to those areas where the water is not carried far enough away. Water draining under your home can lead to mold, flooding, and can attract termites!
  • Keep flashlights, camping lanterns, and/or headlamps in an easily accessible area if a power outage occurs. Check all the batteries, too.
  • Maintain a supply of water and ready-to-eat food on hand as well. Having this during a major coming storm will help you avoid sold-out grocery aisles and long lines when disaster is imminent.

The team at Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Dayton. encourages you, your family, and your home to be storm-ready at all times. Follow these steps to protect your family and sleep easier this winter.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes in Your Home

Frozen pipes are something that no property owner wants to experience. As the water in frozen pipes expands, it can cause flooding from broken pipes. While extremely cold temperatures in Dayton can cause this to occur to anyone, there are things you can do to prevent frozen pipes from happening. Read the steps below to lower the possibility of flooding this winter.

#1: Drain outdoor water

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that outdoor pipes are more susceptible to freezing. Before temperatures drop severely, take some time to drain sprinkler supply lines, swimming pools, and outdoor hose bibs. It is also wise to drain your hoses and store them in your garage or shed.

#2: Install pipe sleeves or heat tape to exposed pipes

It’s critical to insulate any pipes in your property that are exposed. You can use heat tape or pipe sleeves to provide extra protection from chilly weather.

#3: Monitor your thermostat

Break the habit of turning off your thermostat to save money in the winter. Make sure your thermostat isn’t set lower than 55 degrees, especially if you go on vacation.

#4: Consider adding insulation

Are your attic, basement, or crawl space in need of insulation? If so, you may want to think about adding some. Doing this won’t just lower the possibility of frozen or broken pipes, it will also help lessen the blow of utility bill costs.

#5: Be prepared

If you see a slow trickle when you open a faucet, you may have a frozen pipe. Keep the faucet open and apply heat, either with an electric heating pad or hair dryer, to the pipe. (Do not use an open flame device.) Monitor the open faucet and maintain heat until water pressure returns.

Contact Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Dayton as soon as possible if you experience a broken pipe in your Dayton property. Our professional water restoration services are able to provide assistance in an emergency like this.

Get Your House in Shape for Fall to Prevent Property Damage

The possibility of water damage, storm damage and fire damage can increase in the fall, and Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Dayton wants to help you defend your home. Here is a list of ideas that can help you avoid costly property damage in the fall.

Make sure everything is dry. Look at your caulking near exterior doors and windows and repair any damaged areas. If you notice gaps in areas where wiring enter the home, attend to these areas immediately. Separating water from these spaces can prevent water damage and mold formation.

· Protect your roof. Look around your property for tree branches, especially any that overhang the roof. If they’re above the first story of your home, they should be removed by a professional.

· If your house has a wood-burning fireplace, have your firebox and chimney inspected and cleaned before you light it up this season. Burning wood can create a buildup of creosote, which can cause a major chimney fire if not kept in check.

· Does your roof have missing shingles or other damage? Take care of repairs immediately. We suggest using binoculars to take a preliminary look, and call a professional roofing contractor when repairs are needed. A leaking roof can lead to major issues in the future, even structural damage, so prevention is the key.

We are here to serve the Dayton area 24/7 to provide emergency property damage response. If it happens to you, Call Paul!

Safety Tips From National Fire Prevention Week

From October 5-11, 2014, National Fire Prevention Week will allow people across the country to learn how to prevent house fires. In this post, you’ll read a few tips that can help you with this.

The #1 cause of house fires is cooking. Make sure you always monitor food on the stove. When cooking, loose sleeves and other clothing can readily catch fire if they contact a hot cooking surface. When they’re not in use, keep flammable pot holders and kitchen towels away from your oven and stove. An ABC-rated fire extinguisher should be readily accessible in your kitchen.

Functional smoke detectors can save lives and prevent property damage. The National Fire Prevention Association states that 60% of fatalities from residential fires occur in homes with either missing or non-working smoke detectors, according to a 2014 report. Dead, missing, or disconnected batteries are the main culprit for smoke detectors that don’t work when they should, according to the NPFA. Today is the perfect time to test all of your smoke detectors to ensure that they work.

We want our friends and neighbors in Dayton to be safe. If you do experience a fire, Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Dayton is the place to call for fire damage cleanup and restoration.

Use These Tips to Stay Afloat During a Flood

If you scour national news feeds, you’ll probably see multiple places that have experienced flooding recently. Could the Dayton area be next? Flash floods are the most common severe weather disaster in the nation. In as little as two feet of water, floods can carry objects as large as a car.
To celebrate FEMA’s National Preparedness Month (NPM), we would like to share five flood preparedness tips for you and your family.

  • #1. Create a Plan – It’s extremely important to create a family emergency plan. Review the plan with your family. To make this process easier, Paul Davis has a Get a Plan form you can print using the link at the end of this post.
  • #2. Build an Emergency Kit – Some items this should include are: a gallon of water per person, a first aid kit, singal whistle, battery-powered radio, moist towelettes, dust masks, garbage bags, pliers, and local maps.
  • #3. Clean Your Gutters – Your gutters play an important role during heavy rains. Make sure gutters and downspouts are free of debris and drains are unclogged.
  • #4. Look at Flood Maps – Know your area and obtain proper insurance. It’s critical to know if you reside in a severe flood area. To see flood maps in Dayton, click on the link at the end of the post.
  • #5. Understand Flood Vocabulary – Know the difference between a flood watch and a flood warning. When a flood watch is issued, it means that there is a chance a flood will occur in your area. A flood warning means that a flood is imminent and that you need to take action.

If a flood does happen in Dayton, Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Dayton is here for you. We strive to clean up your flood damage and restore your home to the way it way before. If you are in need of emergency board-ups, call us at 1-888-473-7669; we’re here when disaster strikes 24/7.


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Paul Davis & The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

We’ve all become captivated with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos over the past month. It’s highly entertaining to watch someone you know or a favorite celebrity douse themselves with a bucket of ice water, and the joy doubles when you add the amount of goodwill this challenge has accomplished.

ALS, commonly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease, stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. What’s ALS? The ALS Assocation website calls it “a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord”. This disease causes the deterioration of motor neurons that limits the function of muscles and can later result in paralysis. The Ice Bucket Challenge is a means for raising money and awareness for this disease. It starts with a challenge extended from one person to another to either donate a specific amount to charity that supports ALS or dump a bucket of water and ice over their head. After accepting the challenge, the person then challenges another handful of people to the same choice. (The exact specifications of the challenge vary from person to person and many have chosen to donate and have ice water dumped on them.)

We probably don’t have to tell you that Ice Bucket Challenge videos have been a success. From July 29 to August 29, the ALS Association, which is not the only charity that has received donations, raised over $100 million in donations.

Along with millions of others, the Paul Davis Restoration has accepted this challenge. Many franchises across the country have soaked their team members in ice cold water to raise ALS awareness in their local communities.

So keep your eye out for Paul Davis Ice Bucket Challenge videos as you are strolling the Internet in Dayton.

Labor Day: We Will Be Working So You Don’t Have To

Labor Day is finally close at hand. After many summer days looking out your office window to admire the rainless skies, you can finally spend a weekday in the Great Outdoors. What do you have planned? Will you be driving to the lake or mountains to enjoy nature? Or are you going to take advantage of a chance to catch up on yardwork? The possibilities are limitless, which is the beautiful thing about Labor Day.

But while many of you will be taking a break on September 1st, Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Dayton will be ready to provide any of our property damage restoration services to homes and businesses in the Dayton. We recognize that property damage can happen any time, so we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

To learn more about our available services in Dayton, please read the information below:

  • Water Damage Restoration: Water can be the cause of extensive damage after just a few minutes. We will remove all water, dry wet areas, and complete needed repairs to the highest standards.
  • Fire & Smoke Damage Cleanup: With hot temperatures comes a higher risk for fires. Our technicians can provide the services necessary for you to recover from a devastating fire, including the neutralization of smoke odors.
  • Mold Removal: This health hazard needs to corrected quickly. With our skilled teams and effective technology, we are ready to answer this call.
  • Wind/Storm Damage Restoration: Each year, summer storms cause billions of dollars in property damage across the United States. We understand the distinct challenges each storm can present and how to best repair the damage it causes.

While we sincerely hope that your Labor Day is as safe as possible, remember to call Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Dayton if you are faced with any property damage issues this summer.

Happy Summer from Paul Davis!

This season sends my mind back to family vacations when I was a kid. Whether it was a real out-of-town vacation or playing at the park with other kids from the neighborhood, it was a time for fun. Well, there was that one time when I had to go to summer school – yuck! It seemed like every night, we’d stay outside until it was dark, then finally fall into bed, exhausted from another day of fun. Didn’t it feel like summer lasted an eternity back then?

Don’t forget about those long-ago summers as you take off to create new memories this year. Happy summer from all of us at Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Dayton. And if you need help with storm damage, water damage, or mold removal, Call Paul!

Relax and Enjoy. It’s Summer.

If you haven’t scheduled a summer vacation, or don’t have time to take one, it is still important to give yourself a break from your average routine. An extra day added to your weekend can improve your mood. Many people like to spend their time off working on projects around the house, but it’s still important to let your hair down sometimes. Rather than doing chores, try something new for a change. You could take a cooking class or DIY workshop. Or maybe you could try your hand at paddle boarding or frisbee golf. Is your bike gathering dust in the garage? Get rolling and take a picnic lunch to somewhere scenic.

At Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Dayton,, we keep busy helping our customers in Dayton with fire damage, water damage, and storm damage cleanup 365 days a year. But we’ve learned the importance of a little R&R through experience. We hope you have a safe break, whatever you plan on doing!

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