Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.
Being responsible for the maintenance of a commercial facility is never easy but this task is made much harder when faced with the problem of unexpected contamination. Fires lead to the deposition of corrosive smoke and soot throughout the premises. Floods result in mud and silt contamination on everything the water has touched. Escapes of water often go unnoticed for weeks and lead to the outbreak of mould and mildew. Not only do you have to deal with unexpected contamination you also have on-going responsibilities under Health & Safety Regulations that stipulate that building occupants must not be exposed to harmful contaminants. But what are these contaminants and where can they occur? Who can you turn to for help to investigate if you have a problem and recommend solutions? This is where you need to call Davis French and Associates. We are a team of experts used to dealing with contamination issues in the built environment. When you employ us we will send you an experienced Environmental Scientist to systematically investigate any and all contamination issues within your facility including: smoke contamination – nature, spread and severity floodwater ingress – spread, materials affected and impact escapes of water – source, spread, materials […]
Given the need to rebuild after a fire you would look to architects and chartered surveyors to draw up a scope of works (bill of quantities) that builders would be asked to quote against. The architects/surveyors would supervise the selection process and qualify their choice to you. A similar process is used by Davis French and Associates for the selection of a damage management contractor for the decontamination works. Using a detailed scope of works our consultants will help you select suitable contractors to quote for the required works; by briefing the chosen contractors and accompanying them on an inspection tour; instructing them on what level of decontamination is required; and informing them of issues/concerns raised by other involved parties that need to be taken into consideration. Once quotes are received we assist you and your insurance loss adjusters/claims specialists in assessing the competence of the contractors and their price propositions leaving you to make the final decision as to who to appoint. Davis French and Associates are well suited for the role of supplier selection adviser. All of our staff have worked in the damage management industry in very senior roles for many years and fully understand your needs […]
For most people dealing with the aftermath of a significant fire or flood the experience is often chaotic and very stressful. Just establishing how bad the physical effects have been is hard enough but then trying to decide what to start sorting out first is quite often bewildering. Unfortunately it is during the first few hours and days after a significant event that clear thinking and decision-making are most urgently required because to get it wrong at this point can potentially lead to your business failing. For anyone impacted by a disaster it’s a very steep learning curve. They will have no prior knowledge as to how buildings and their services and contents can be impacted by combustion contamination such as corrosive smoke. They have no idea how floodwater can penetrate into the fabric of the structure. They definitely don’t realise that response time is of the essence; that delay in mitigating the on-going deterioration will not only compound the initial fire/flood damage but can in many cases exceed it particularly where corrosive smoke deposits are attacking susceptible surfaces, such as electronic circuit boards, not damaged by the actual fire. What is needed in such circumstances is expert advice as […]