Responding to Water Damage
Water damage in your home can stem from several issues. If neglected, water damage can deteriorate the foundation of your home. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are prone to mold and mildew growth when water damage is left untreated. Our specialists at Paul Davis are the experts to reach when your property needs water damage restoration.
Before Paul Davis Pros Arrive
It can be tempting to try and remedy the situation yourself. That said, we recommend leaving the job up to the pros. However, there are some measures you can take before the Paul Davis crew arrives. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite possessions, it’s important to work quickly to prevent water damage in your home.
Do not enter your house unless it’s safe. The dangerous combination of water and electricity makes a dampened home a risky place to enter. Before entering your home, shut off the main breaker. Even if they look undamaged, home appliances can be dangerous when damaged by water.
A severe home flood can leave all your possessions dampened. Relocate all your smaller things to deter more water damage. Paper and inked items like newspapers need a flat, dry surface. Lamps, knickknacks and other display items should also be removed. Once you’ve moved handheld items, magazines and other damp materials, the cleaning can begin.
To dry your property, use fans or air conditioning. Let the specialists take care of the big messes Though you may want to try, you should not use a regular home vacuum cleaner to clean water. The average vacuum isn’t designed to clean up bodies of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, lift up furnishings such as sofas using wooden or cement blocks to above them above the floor.
Fabrics and carpet become heavier when soaked. This additional weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur hard to dry. If you have to move a carpet, proceed with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry properly. Remember that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you might not be able to salvage them.
Water damages your property’s structure the same way it affects carpets and rugs. Because of this, do not go near sagging ceilings or warped floors. These areas have likely absorbed large amounts of water and could collapse around you.
Why Call Paul?
Water damage is no match for Paul Davis. With a little professionals arrive speeds up the restoration process. We work hard to get your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our specialists are knowledgeable and have worked with varying degrees of water damage in different kinds of residential and commercial spaces. Additionally, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can get life back to normal.