Responding to Water Damage

From malfunctioning refrigerators to broken pipes, water damage changes in source and severity. Wherever it comes from, it can result in severe harm to the structure and fixtures inside. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are prone to harboring mold and mildew when flood damage is left untreated. The Paul Davis specialists are the experts to call when your property experiences water damage.

Before The Paul Davis Arrive

Before a Paul Davis technician arrives, there are several things you can do to make the job faster. To salvage everything at home from water damage, it’s necessary to act quickly.

Be sure your home is safe to work in. Deactivate all electronics and breakers around your home to avoid electrocution. It may sound overly careful, but flooded appliances can be hazardous when exposed to water.

Saving Possessions & your Home

Water gets into everything. As soon as your home is safe to enter, remove all your possessions. Even, sturdy areas are suitable for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. This includes little tabletop items, such as lamps and knickknacks. Once you’ve moved handheld items, paper items and other dampened materials, the cleaning can begin.

Fans and air conditioning can circulate air through your home and start drying the area. Wipe and mop damp areas like countertops to ensure smaller pools of standing water have been cleaned. Though you may want to try, never use a standard home vacuum to clean water. Improper use of these appliances can be hazardous to you and harm the vacuum. When you’re ready to move furniture, stack larger pieces such as sofas using wooden or cement blocks to above them away from the the floor.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. This extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to move. This means when you must remove a rug, proceed carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry thoroughly. Things such as furniture may not be easily salvaged.

Water affects your property’s structure in a similar way it affects carpets and rugs. Ceilings and floors may warp when they absorb too much water weight, it’s best to stay clear of these hazards.

Why You Should Call Paul

Paul Davis specialists are experts on water damage. {And with a little prep work from homeowners, we can the water damage will be removed more quickly.} We work hard to return your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our technicians are knowledgeable and have worked with varying degrees of water damage in all types of home and business spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can return to normal.