Paul Davis offers tips to consumers during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6 through Oct. 12

Milford, ME – October 7, 2013 – Keith Trembley Home Solutions / Paul Davis Restoration of Central Maine, a leading provider of water, fire and mold damage clean up and restoration services for residential and commercial properties is participating in National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12. This year’s fire safety campaign theme is Prevent Kitchen Fires which focuses on unattended cooking as the leading cause of home fires along with teaching homeowners how to prevent kitchen fires from starting to begin with. Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record.

According to the latest NFPA research, two of every five home fires start in the kitchen—more than any other place in the home. Fires that start in the kitchen can be dangerous when left burning for only a few minutes and may result in significant damage and injuries. Visit the website at www.nfpa.org.

Paul Davis suggests the following tips to help keep homeowners and their families safe:

• Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, broiling, or boiling food.
• If you must leave the room, even for a short period of time, turn off the stove.
• When you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, stay in the home, and use a timer to remind you.
• If you have young children, use the stove’s back burners whenever possible.
• Keep children and pets at least three away from the stove.
• When you cook, wear clothing with tight-fitting sleeves.
• Keep potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper and plastic bags, towels, and anything else that can burn, away from your stovetop.
• Clean up food and grease from burners and stovetops.
• Smoke alarms should be installed in the kitchen and throughout the home; never remove or disable smoke alarms.
• Test smoke alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
• Install carbon monoxide detectors.
• Have a family plan in place and conduct a home “Fire Drill” at least twice a year.
• Have a portable ladder in each second floor room.
• Check fire extinguishers for expiration and replace as needed.
• Have an updated, emergency first aid kit.

Paul Davis and fire industry professionals will help to spread the word in their communities about the importance of fire safety. Contact a licensed professional or restoration and emergency services company if damage to your home or business is significant. Qualified technicians are certified from The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

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About Paul Davis:
Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. is a national franchisor and leading provider of restoration services for residential and commercial properties since 1966. Paul Davis Restoration also provides complete remodeling services and has franchise locations throughout North America with owners and technicians who are certified by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Visit the local office website at www.keithtrembley.com.

Additional R Value Gained

On a recent job the homeowner asked us what the additional R value was gained by the ceiling insulation we added. Keith says “the dense packed cellulose will be about 3.5 to 3.7 an inch, multiply by 5 inches. This is better than the stated R value of the fiberglass because the fiberglass has a great deal of air leakage and that effectively lowers its R value by half. When insulation companies test the R value in a lab they are doing so in a sealed wall bay. When it gets installed there are gaps everywhere. As air washes over and around the fiberglass it is not a very effective insulator. I see it all the time when I use the infrared camera. You see lower temperatures at all the edges and corners. Cellulose’s greatest value is in its ability to stop air leaks. Many building scientists claim “stopping air leaks” more important than R value. And what else could be done at a low cost and great return on investment? Certainly not tearing down the ceiling and reinsulating with foam board.”

Paul Davis supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

Milford, ME – Keith Trembley Home Solutions / Paul Davis Restoration of Central Maine is proud to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and The National Cancer Institute (NCI), one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during her life. Though great strides have been made in combating the devastating illness, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and tens of thousands are expected to lose their lives to the disease. Many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. Visit www.Cancer.gov to learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Paul Davis honors those who have lost their lives and lends strength to those who carry on the fight along with promoting continuing education and research to help fight the tragic disease. Paul Davis follows the NCI guidelines to understanding risk factors that are essential to prevention.

• Early detection is key in the fight against breast cancer. Getting recommended screening mammograms can help to detect breast cancer early.
• Older women and those who have a personal or family history of breast cancer are among those at greater risk of developing the illness.
• From ages 40 to 49, women are encourage to talk with their doctors about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.
• Women ages 50 to 74 should have mammograms every 2 years. However, many women choose to start getting mammograms earlier or to get them more often.
• Encourage women and men to speak with their health care providers about preventive services and breast cancer awareness methods.

Paul Davis stands with the mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, and friends who have been affected by breast cancer. The company recognizes the ongoing efforts of dedicated advocates, researchers, and health care providers who strive each day to defeat the devastating disease. In memory of loved ones lost and inspired by the resilience of those living with the disease, Paul Davis supports a future free from cancer in all its forms.

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Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. is a national franchisor and leading provider of restoration services for residential and commercial properties since 1966. Paul Davis Restoration also provides complete remodeling services and has franchise locations throughout North America with owners and technicians who are certified by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Visit the local office website at www.keithtrembley.com.