Responding to Water Damage

Water damage in your home can stem from a series of places. Wherever it starts, it can cause serious problems for the structure and fixtures inside. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are especially vulnerable to fungal growth when water damage is neglected. The Paul Davis specialists are the ones to reach when your home or business experiences water damage.

Before Paul Davis Pros Arrive

Before a Paul Davis specialist arrives, there are different measures you can do to make the restoration faster. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite possessions, it’s crucial to work quickly to avoid water damage in your home.

Before starting, be sure your property is safe to work in. Turn off all electronics and breakers around your home to avoid electrocution. This may sound overly careful, but damaged appliances can be hazardous when exposed to water.

Getting Started

Water can get into everything. Move all your smaller possessions to prevent more water damage. Paper and inked items like magazines need a flat, dry surface. Do not forget lamps and other tabletop items either. Once you’ve removed handheld items, paper items and any other wet materials, you can begin cleaning.

To dry your home, use several fans. Leave the larger spills for the professionals, but you can wipe or mop surface spots. Though you may want to try, never use a standard home vacuum to clean water. This can damage the appliance or harm you if incorrectly used. If your furniture has been affected, use wooden or cement blocks to raise heavy chairs and sofas away from the the floor.

Carpet and fabrics are quite heavy when wet. The extra weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs hard to dry. This means when you have to move a carpet, lift with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry properly. Depending on the scale of water damage in your home, you might not be able to salvage every piece of fabric you own.

The same water weight that damages carpets and rugs can damage your home’s foundation. Floors and ceilings might bend when they take on water weight, be sure to stay away from these hazards.

Why Paul Davis?

Water damage is easy for the Paul Davis team. {And with a some assistance from you, we can begin reversing the flooding faster.} We work hard to restore your home back to normal safely and quickly. Our technicians are knowledgeable and have worked with all types of of water damage in different kinds of home and commercial spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can get life back to normal.