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Flood and Water Damage Treatments


From faulty appliances to broken pipes, water damage changes in origin and severity. If left unchecked, water damage can hurt the foundation of your property. Floors, walls and other surfaces are particularly vulnerable to fungal growth after taking on water. The Paul Davis specialists are the ones to talk to when your property needs water damage restoration.

Before The Paul Davis Arrive

It can be tempting to try and remedy the situation yourself. That said, we recommend leaving the heavy lifting up to the specialists. However, there are some measures you can take before the Paul Davis crew arrives. You need to work quickly to salvage the possessions in your home from water damage.

Be sure your property is safe to enter. Unplug all electronics and breakers around your property to avoid electrocution. It may sound overly cautious, but damaged appliances can be dangerous when exposed to water.

Saving Possessions and your Home

Water can get into everything. Move all your small items to avoid increased water damage. Paper and inked items like magazines need a level, dry surface. Lamps, knickknacks and other display items should also be removed. The real work begins once you’ve moved newspapers and other small items.

To dry your home, use several fans. Leave the larger messes for the experts, but you can wipe or mop surface messes Though you may want to try, you should not use a regular home vacuum to clean water. These appliances aren’t equipped to clean up puddles of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, lift up seating such as sofas and heavy chairs using wooden and cement blocks to elevate them away from the the floor.

Fabrics and carpet are quite heavy when wet. The extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods difficult to dry. If you must move a rug, lift with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the flooded area to dry properly. Items such as these might not be salvaged easily.

Your home’s foundation and floors aren’t impervious to water weight either. Because of this, do not go near sagging ceilings or bowed floors. Areas like these have likely taken on large amounts of water and could collapse around you.

Why Paul Davis?

The Paul Davis professionals know water damage {But with a little prep work from you, we can the water damage can be treated more quickly.} We can get your home back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our professionals are experienced and have worked with all types of of water damage in a range of home and business properties. Additionally, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can get life back to normal.