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What if a Property You Manage Becomes a Crime Scene

If you manage one or more properties, you know that any criminal activity that occurs on your grounds is at least partly your responsibility. In the case of an actual crime scene, there are several factors that need to be attended to, including calling the authorities, speaking with your tenants about the incident, cleanup of the scene, and filing paperwork …

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Why is Continuing Education for Insurance Agents Important?

If getting your continuing education credits is on your list of things to do, you may be wondering why it is so important. The fact is, insurance agents in the state of Oregon are required to complete 24 hours of training per 2-year license term, and cannot legally practice without putting in this time. However, what is the purpose of …

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Calling All Insurance Agents: Come Tour Our Facility!

At Restoration Portland, we consider ourselves a resource for insurance agents. Our team offers continuing education courses for insurance agents, with the intention of helping you stay up-to-date on the latest developments in your industry and keeping you in touch with what your clients are going through so you can serve them better. We enjoy the connections we have made …

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Ozone Removes Smoke Damage with Incredible Results

An ozone chamber is a self-contained unit that helps control temperature, humidity, and treatment time for specific items. Ozone is extremely effective at removing the smell of smoke. If your home has sustained a fire, an ozone chamber can help restore and deodorize your belongings. For certain kinds of items that don’t fare well with oxidation, an ozone chamber is …

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Easily-Avoided Causes of Home Fires

Home fires claim lives and cause devastating damage every year, especially around the holidays. However, many of these incidents are completely preventable. To optimize your safety this holiday season, educate yourself on the most common causes of home fires, and how to avoid them: 1. COOKING EQUIPMENT DISASTERS Nothing spreads faster than a grease fire. Make sure your cooking equipment …

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4 Tip for a Successful Home Remodeling Project

If you are planning a home remodeling project, it is important to prepare ahead of time. It can be tempting to leap in without putting much time, thought, or research into the project, all of which is necessary for the exceptional outcome you desire. The following tips will help you set the stage for the best possible remodeling results: DON’T …

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What’s the Best Time of Year for Home Remodeling?

Whether you have been planning a home remodel for months (or even years) or have just suffered a fire or flood and now need to rebuild, understanding the pros and cons of remodeling at different times of year can help you plan and adjust your expectations. However, organizing a successful and low-stress remodel is much more about planning around the …

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How to Keep Your Building Safe For Your Tenants

Keeping the buildings you manage safe for your tenants is essential to preventing injury and health issues for those who dwell there and maintaining a financially sound investment for you and the property owner. However, particularly in older buildings, it can be difficult to cover all the health and safety bases regularly. Paul Davis Restoration works with many different types …

How to Protect Elderly Adults from Home Fires

Do you live with your aging parents, or do they own their own home? In either case, making sure their living space is safe and functional is essential to preventing a dangerous home fire and keeping them out of harm’s way if one does erupt.   Fire-proofing the home of an elderly person involves troubleshooting different concerns than those associated …

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What Items Qualify for Contents Cleaning?

Contents cleaning is a process through which our Paul Davis Restoration team is able to restore your prized possessions to the state they were in prior to fire, flood, or mold/ mildew damage. However, you may be wondering exactly what items qualify for our state-of-the-art cleaning techniques, and how effective they actually are. The good news is, contents cleaning is …