Water Damage Tips

Flood damage in your home can stem from several places. Wherever it begins, it can result in serious problems for the infrastructure and fixtures inside. Floors, walls and other surfaces are prone to mold and mildew growth when flood damage is left untreated. The Paul Davis specialists are the ones to reach when your home or business takes on water damage.

Before The Paul Davis Come to Your House

Before a Paul Davis technician appears, there are a few easy steps you can do to make the process faster. To salvage everything in your home from water damage, it’s important to act quickly.

Before starting, be sure your home is safe to enter. Unplug all electronics and breakers around your property to avoid electrocution. It may sound overly cautious, but dampened appliances can be hazardous when exposed to water.

First Things First

A serious home flood can leave all your possessions damaged. Remove all your smaller possessions to avoid increased water damage. Level, sturdy surfaces are best for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. This includes small tabletop things, such as lamps and knickknacks. The real work begins once you’ve removed books and other small items.

To dry your house, use several fans. Remove water from wood furniture or flat surfaces. Though you may want to try, never use a standard home vacuum cleaner to clean water. Improper use of these tools can be hazardous to you and break the vacuum. Once the room is clear of smaller items, use wooden or cement props to elevate sofas away from the the floor.

Fabrics and carpet become heavier when soaked. All that extra weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur hard to dry. This means when you must remove a large fabric item, proceed carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry properly. Keep in mind that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you might not be able to save them.

Your house’s framework and floors aren’t immune to water weight either. Floors and ceilings may bend when they absorb too much water weight, be sure to stay clear of these areas.

Why Call Paul?

The Paul Davis professionals know water damage And with a little prep work from homeowners, we can the water damage will be treated more quickly. We can restore your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our pros have worked with a variety of flood conditions in different types of home and commercial properties. Additionally, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.