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Back to School Safety Precautions from Paul Davis

This month is the time to make any last-minute preparations before school starts. Whether you’re buying school supplies for a little one, prepping your teen for high school, or improving your own education, follow these safety tips to this month run as smoothly as possible.

Slow in School Zone

Slow in School Zone

School Zones are for Kids

  • Follow the speed limit while in a school zone.
  • Follow the direction of school crossing guards.
  • Brake for school buses on both sides of the road and be very cautious of children.
  • While in a school zone, do not make U-turns, pass other vehicles, or change lanes.
  • Look out for children, especially near schools and parks.
  • Never text and drive.
  • Use a hands-free device if you need to make any calls.
  • Unless licensed, do not park in handicap spaces.

Walking to School

  • Always look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Only cross streets at designated crosswalks.
  • Obey traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings.
  • Teach traffic safety awareness and pick the safest route between your home and the school.
  • Instruct your children to:
  1. never get into a car with anyone, even if they know them, without your permission.
  2. always walk to school with someone else.
  3. report the incident to you or a teacher immediately if another person asks them to get into a vehicle.

Teen Driving

  • Teen driving statistics are astounding!
  • “Half of all teens will be involved in a car crash before graduating from high school.” – NSC.org
  • “Car accidents are the top cause of death for U.S. teens – more than than suicide, disease, and homicide combined.” – NSC.org
  • Teach your teens the basics of being a good driver. Use the resources below:

http://www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/Teen-Driving-Resources-and-Tips-for-Parents.aspx
http://www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/teen-driving-the-problem.aspx

Being aware of these tips will lead to a safer back-to-school season.

-From your friends at Paul Davis
Recover. Reconstruct. Restore.

Threat of Wildfires with Safety Suggestions from Paul Davis

Wildfires

As of July 30 of this year, at least 14 wildfires were scattered throughout the state of California. In 2015 alone, wildfire conditions have been the worst on record along the West Coast, but wildfires have the possibility to affect most areas of the U.S. and Canada. Within just over 10 states, $237 billion in property is at risk of wildfire damage.

Wildfires can last for weeks while smoke and ash can linger for much longer after the wildfire hits. Smoke, ash and soot contain corrosive chemicals that can cause significant damage to the structure and building material, as well as the inside of a property.

Paul Davis suggests the following tips for protecting people and property from the dangers of wildfires:

  • Choose building materials, furniture and plants that are fire resistant.
  • Cut back trees and shrubs away from the home.
  • Consistently clear roofs and gutters of tree branches, leaves and other plant material.
  • Water the lawn using local guidelines and clear the landscape of dead leaves and other debris.
  • Create an evacuation plan in case your area is in danger of a wildfire.

If a wildfire threatens or is in the area:

  • Remain indoors, put the air conditioner on recirculate, keep outside doors and windows closed.
  • Ensure clean air and HEPA filters are installed in air conditioning and/or air purification units.
  • Monitor your family’s health and seek medical attention if you experience symptoms such as persistent coughing, throat soreness or a hard time breathing.
Be in the know! What should you do if a flood hits your area?

Already this summer, areas of the United States have received record setting rainfall causing floods to streets, commercial properties and homes. Check out this flooding video on Weather.com in the south of California this past weekend! Have you thought about what you would do if flooding occurred in your community? Whether you’re in a car or are inside your house or workplace, knowing what to do if a flood hits might help you avoid damage and protect you from harm.
If there is excess water on the road:

  • If you lose traction in your tires, take your foot off the accelerator until you are capable of steering the car again. Do not brake!
  • If your car goes into a fishtail spin, let off the accelerator slowly. Do not brake unless your foot is already braking then lift it off slowly. Steer into the opposite direction you are fishtailing.
  • Avoid driving through a roadway that’s been flooded, no matter how shallow you think the water looks. There is no way to predict how deep the water is.
  • To prevent a car accident, leave extra space between you and the car in front of you in case a driver brakes fast. While going 64 mph, one vehicle’s distance to a complete stop is about 304 feet, or the length of an entire football field.
  • Check your tire pressure once a month. Inflated tires can save money with increased gas mileage and help prevent auto accidents caused by failed tires.

If there is flooding inside your home or office:

  • Follow evacuation protocol and call 911 if you experience any danger
  • Try to secure your home before evacuating if it’s safe to do so
  • Use at-home sandbags and towels inside of pipes
  • Call your insurance company
  • Call Paul!

Water damage restoration services provided by Paul Davis:

  • 24/7 emergency services
  • Water damage assessment, water extraction and removal
  • Drying out affected areas of your home (including walls, carpet/padding, furniture)
  • Cleaning and restoration of personal possessions (clothes, linens, books, documents, etc.)
  • Mold and mildew remediation
  • Locate and repair source of leaking water
  • Insurance claim assistance

References: Weather.com | Smartmotorists.com | Driversedguru.com

Did You Know? Sparklers Can Be As Hot As 1800 Degrees!

Watching fireworks is one of the best parts of a July 4th celebration, but thousands of people are injured each 4th of July due to firework burns. The safest thing you can do is to leave the fireworks displays to the experts. However, if you choose to set them off yourself, remember the following before reaching for the lighter:
Fireworks Safety
• Check with your police department to ensure fireworks are legal in your community
• Do not let kids play with fireworks
o Even sparklers can get up to 1800 degrees and are the leading cause of injuries associated with fireworks
• Leave your pets inside and out of reach of fireworks
• Place a bucket of water, hose or bottles of water near
• Avoid fireworks altogether if it’s a windy day when sparks carry a longer distance
• Use open areas to ignite fireworks and point them away from homes, other structures, trees and flammable material

Burn Care

Unfortunately, injuries occur every year, so it’s safer to be prepared during your July 4th than to be sorry afterwards. If you plan on igniting fireworks, follow these simple steps:
• Take a First-Aid Kit with you
• Pick up a case of water for hydration and to clean and cool a burn
• If a burn occurs:
o Cool the burned area with water for one to two minutes
o Cover the burn with a clean, sterile cloth
o Do not use adhesive bandages that adhere to the skin, making the burn even more irritated
o If the burn is larger than a quarter, seek medical attention
We hope these few tips help you feel prepared before celebrating July 4th. Please remember that if you experience any property damage caused by water, fire, mold or storms, Call Paul! We’re available round the clock for all your restoration, reconstruction and remodeling needs.
Happy 4th of July!
-From your friends at Paul Davis

Be Vacation Ready! Feel Prepared with these Tips from Paul Davis!

Summer is officially here June 21, which means most of you will be reaching for the swimmies, surf boards and beach umbrellas to get ready for vacation. While you’re busy running around, remember to prepare your property for vacation too. There are several important security and property measures to take prior to leaving for your favorite destination.

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The Safer, The Better:

  • Make your house look like someone is home to avoid break-ins, such as stopping the newspaper or asking a neighbor to clean out your mailbox.
  • Check all locks on doors and windows and turn on the security system.
  • Leave on a lamp while turning off all others.
  • Notify your credit card company that you will not be in town.
  • Leave emergency contact information with a neighbor.

Prep Your Property for Vacay:

  • Unplug small appliances and electronics.
  • Make sure water valves are turned off to the sink and appliances, such as the dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Set the water heater to “vacation mode” so that it runs less and saves money.
  • Place the thermostat on 85 degrees, but no hotter to guard your furniture, plants and pets.
  • Run your kitchen sink disposal with vinegar or lemon to remove unwanted scents.
  • Discard any trash and dispose of perishable food.

We hope these few tips will help you in feeling at ease about leaving your property and allow you to fully enjoy this year’s vacation. If you have any property damage caused by water, fire, mold or storms, Call Paul! We’re available 24/7 for all of your restoration, reconstruction and remodeling needs.

Paul Davis CT NY Receives Top Customer Experience Award of 2014!

Paul Davis Restoration Office Serving Fairfield and Westchester Counties Receives Top Customer Experience Award at 2015 Convention!

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (May 4, 2015) – Paul Davis Restoration of Fairfield and Westchester Counties, a leading provider of water, fire, mold and storm damage restoration for residential and commercial properties, received the top award for Customer Experience among all Paul Davis offices in New England and New York State during the brand’s annual convention in Indianapolis. The local tri-state area office and its associates were recognized among more than 500 of their peers who were in attendance at the event.

“We encounter people at some of the most challenging times in their lives. Creating a positive customer experience during those times is daunting,” said Ed Nardella, owner of the Paul Davis office headquartered in Ridgefield, Conn., and White Plains, N.Y. “Our staff lives the mission of restoring people and property after a crisis with exceptional care. We are proud of our team for winning this award and proud to be a vital part of this community.”

The overarching theme of the convention emphasized Paul Davis Restorations’ commitment to extraordinary restoration experiences, which remains its foundation nationwide.

For more information about Paul Davis Restoration of Fairfield and Westchester Counties, contact Lily Stevenson at lstevenson@pdr-usa.net or visit the local office’s website at www.PaulDavisCTNY.com.

About Paul Davis Restoration

Since 1996, Paul Davis Restoration has been servicing property owners, insurance adjusters, and insurance agents throughout Fairfield, Westchester, and Putnam Counties. Conveniently located in Ridgefield, CT and White Plains, NY, the PDR staff of certified professionals is expert in all phases of emergency restoration, reconstruction and remodeling.

Regardless of the cause of an emergency – water release, flooding, fire, smoke, extreme weather or a hazard such as mold – they respond quickly to stop the damage and complete all resulting reconstruction with the highest level of craftsmanship.
From multimillion-dollar commercial reconstructions to restoring precious belongings, Paul Davis puts people and property first. For more information, visit www.PaulDavisCTNY.com.

Are You at Risk of a Hurricane Storm Surge?

The National Weather Service states “a storm surge is an abnormal rise of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted astronomical tide.”
Did you know a storm surge is one of the most dangerous parts of a hurricane? In 1970, nearly 500,000 people were killed in the Bay of Bengal after the worst storm surge in history. In the U.S., Hurricane Katrina created one of the worst storm surges with water levels of higher than 25 feet throughout impacted communities – 41.5 feet in Waveland, Mississippi.
CoreLogic, a leader in property data analysis, projects that more than 6 million homes are at risk of a storm surge caused by hurricanes in 2015 on both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, which could account for $1.5 trillion in Reconstruction Cost Value.
Nearly 20 states are at risk. More than three quarters of the 6.6 million houses at risk of storm surge are located in only six states:
1. Florida (2.5 million at-risk homes)
2. Louisiana (760k at-risk homes)
3. New York (464k at-risk homes)
4. New Jersey (446k at-risk homes)
5. Texas (441k at-risk homes)
6. Virginia (420k at-risk homes)
Since Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana 15 years ago, the most recent Category 5 hurricane in the United States, only one-fourth of Louisiana’s at-risk homes are considered in the very high storm surge category due to the upgrade of levees since Katrina struck.
Cities that rank highest in the number of houses at risk, as well as total Reconstruction Cost Value, include:
1. New York – Newark, NY-NJ-PA
2. Miami – Fort Lauderdale – West Palm Beach, FL
3. Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater, FL
4. Virginia Beach – Norfolk – Newport News, VA-NC
5. New Orleans – Metairie, LA
Although these are grave statistics, many experts predict a quiet 2015 storm season. However, it’s always best to be prepared and keep your family safe in the event of a big storm.

Helpful Tips

– Learn if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone and learn your zone.
– During a hurricane, do not use generators indoors, do not go down to your basement where floods occur first, do not drive through high levels of water, and leave your home once an evacuation is released.
– Before a storm, assemble an Emergency Preparedness Kit:
• Use a clear portable container
• 3-day supply of water and non-perishable food
• Can opener and utility knife
• Flashlight
• Battery-powered weather radio
• Cellphone charger
• Extra batteries
• Copies of insurance policies, identification and bank records
• Prescriptions, medical supplies
• First-Aid Kit
We hope these few tips will help keep you safe during hurricane season. Please remember that if you experience any property damage caused by fire, water, mold or storms to Call Paul. We’re here 24/7 to help you!

Staying Home For Memorial Day? Check Out These Tips from Paul Davis

The last Monday of May is next week, which is when we commemorate the troops who served in the United States armed forces and gave their lives for this great nation. On the one hand, Memorial Day is a commemorative holiday when we give appreciation for our troops, but it is also a celebration of this country, the men and women currently serving, as well as a time to enjoy the holiday with family and friends.
Many Memorial Day celebrations involve outdoor activities, yummy food and warm weather. While you’re enjoying all that the holiday offers, remember the following safety tips to keep you and yours free from danger while getting ready for the festivities.

Grilling

• Move the grill away from siding and overhangs of the house
• Check the gas hose to ensure no leaks
• Clean all grease buildup from the grill
• Keep a working fire extinguisher nearby
• Make sure an adult is supervising at all times

Fire Pit

• Your fire pit should be located a safe distance away from the house
• Toss sand on the fire to extinguish it completely
• Do not dispose of coals until they have cooled completely

Air Conditioning

• Change filters regularly
• Check outlets and wires for electrical problems
• Schedule A/C maintenance once a year

Cooking

• Move flammable material away from the stove top (oven mitts, plastic, towels)
• Keep children out of the kitchen
• Do not leave the kitchen while cooking

Garden Hose

• With the exception of a label on your hose that says “drinking water safe,” refrain from drinking from it
o Many water hoses contain harmful substance
• Before using, let the water run for a few seconds to flush out any lingering H2O
• If you require a new hose, try a natural hose made from rubber that does not use harmful plastic

Fireworks

• Check with your local police dept. to make sure fireworks are legal in your community
• Do not let kids play with fireworks
o Even sparklers can reach 1800 degrees Fahrenheit! *kidshealth.org
• Keep a bucket of water or hose nearby for precautionary reasons
• Point fireworks away from buildings and flammable material
We hope these few tips will help keep your loved ones safe during the 2015 Memorial Day weekend. Please remember that if you experience any property damage to Call Paul! We’re available 24/7 to assist with property destruction caused by fire, water, mold or storms.
-Your friends at Paul Davis

Spring Property Tips from Paul Davis

Spring is a great time of year with many exciting seasonal changes which include the budding of trees and flowers, longer periods of daylight, and thawing of snow and ice. However, with seasonal changes come potential seasonal problems. Take a look at these simple steps to prevent property damage to your home or office during the spring season.

1. Gutters

Check for loose or leaky gutters or clogged downspouts. Ensure downspouts drain away from the property, at least 5 feet, and are clear of debris. Existing and new landscaping projects should divert water away from the building. Improper drainage can lead to water damage to the foundation or basement.

2. Washing Machine

Inspect your washing machine fill hose and look for cracks that could turn into leaks. A leaky hose under pressure can cause major damage in a short period of time. The 5/8” hose can pump 10-12 gallons per minute. Consider changing to a no-burst hose to decrease your risk for damage.

3. Dryer

Wipe out your dryer vent and take a look at the outside exhaust. All of the lint is not caught in the lint trap and can clog the vent. A clean vent will save you money by reducing the time your dryer runs. A clogged vent is not only less efficient, but can cause a fire.

4. Refrigerator

Vacuum your refrigerator coils. The coils on the bottom or back of your refrigerator conduct the hot air from inside the unit. If clogged with dust, they are less efficient and cause your fridge to work longer, which increases your electric bill. Use a vacuum cleaner hose or a brush to clean the coils. While you’re cleaning the coils, check water lines for leaks to avoid water damage.

5. Sump Pump

Cautiously pour water from a large bucket into the crock. Observe the sump pump switch. It should turn on and start to pump water from the crock. Wait until the water pumps from the crock to ensure the pump turns itself off, and then slowly pour the remaining water in the crock to ensure the pump turns on again.

We hope these Spring Property Tips help you and your family avoid property damage from the changing season. If you do have any damage to your property from fire, water, mold or storm, please don’t hesitate to Call Paul.

Happy First Day of Spring from Paul Davis

The Old Farmer’s Almanac was right once again. This winter was the coldest and most brutal most of us have seen or will see in our lives, which is what makes today so fantastic. Friday, March 20th is officially the end of winter for the North America! Plus, it’s International Day of Happiness, promoted by the United Nations, which means you have even more reason to have a great day.
Besides welcoming warmer weather with open arms, we can gaze upon the colorful flowers and greener nature, taste springtime fruits and vegetables, grill outside, soak in the sunshine and Vit-D (make sure to wear sunscreen), and live happier from the beauty and warmth surrounding us.
The following includes a few things you can do on the first day of spring to make everyone around you have a more meaningful day:
1. Make eye contact and smile at each person you meet
2. Assist others in need
3. Convey appreciation for others
4. Call your parents, significant other and/or children just to say “I love you”
5. Perform acts of kindness, no matter how small or big
6. Volunteer your time or donate money to a good cause
7. Answer the phone with a happy tone
8. Compliment as many people as you can
9. Allow others in a hurry to cut in front of you in line
10. Be nice all day long despite negativity that may come your way
We hope these few tips will brighten up your day and everyone around you, while enjoying the start of spring. Although most of us will be soaking in the warm temperatures, it also means that some are experiencing the aftermath of the chilliest winter including property damage. Please Call Paul if you have any property damage caused by fire, water, mold or storms. Paul Davis is here to help!

– From your neighbors at Paul Davis

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