Water Damage Tips

Flood damage at home can begin from a range of places. If left unchecked, water damage can hurt the structure of your property. Floors, walls and other surfaces are particularly vulnerable to mold and mildew growth after covered in water. The Paul Davis specialists are the ones to call when your home or business needs water damage restoration.

Getting Ready for the Experts

Before a Paul Davis service master appears, there are a few easy things you can do to help make the job faster. To save everything on your property from water damage, it’s crucial to act quickly.

Make sure your house is safe to enter before beginning work. Your property becomes an unsafe place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Power off the main breaker before entering your home. Even if they look safe, home appliances can be dangerous when touched by water.

Saving Items and your Home

Water is a persistent liquid that can soak into every corner of your home. Remove all your small possessions to avoid increased water damage. Even, flat surfaces are best for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. This also includes small tabletop items, such as lamps and knickknacks. The cleaning can begin as soon as you’ve removed paper material, small items and other dampened materials.

To begin the drying process, try using air movers and your home’s AC throughout your house to circulate air around the area. Soak up all smaller pools and sitting water with a wet mop and towels. Though you may want to try, you should not use a standard home vacuum to clean water. The average vacuum isn’t equipped to suck up bodies of water. To avoid further water damage, use wooden and cement blocks to lift sofas above the floor.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. The additional weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs difficult to move. So if you need to move a carpet, proceed with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry correctly. Depending on the amount of water damage in your home, you might not be able to save every item of fabric you own.

The same water weight that affects rugs and carpets can hurt your home’s foundation. Because of this, avoid drooping ceilings or bent floors. These areas have likely taken on large amounts of water and could fall around you.

Paul Davis Restoration

Professionals from Paul Davis are experienced with flooding. But with a some help from homeowners, we can begin working right away. We will return your house back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our professionals have worked in a range of flood conditions in a range of residential and business spaces. Additionally, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.