Handling Water Damage
Dangerous consequences result from leaks in your house. Whatever the cause, water damage left untreated in your home can result in high costs. Wood floors and walls are prone to mildew and mold when water damage has been left unchecked. Once you contact the pros for assistance, take these steps to ensure a proper recovery for your home. If you find water damage big or small on your property, don’t hesitate to act. Whether from leaky appliances or flash flooding, acting correctly against water damage is essential to prevent further problems.
Before We Arrive
There are several ways to prepare your home before Paul Davis service masters arrive. You need to act quickly to salvage everything in your home from water damage.
Before acting, it is important to trust that your house is safe to enter. The dangerous combination of water and electricity makes a flooded home a risky place to enter. Before stepping into your home, shut off the main breaker.
Saving your Possessions and your Home
Water is a persistent liquid that can dampen every are of your home. Once your property is safe to enter, move all your possessions. Even, sturdy areas are best for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. Lamps, knickknacks and additional display items should also be removed. The cleaning can begin as soon as you’ve relocated books, small items and other dampened materials.
Fans or air conditioning can circulate air around your house and start drying the area. Wipe or mop wet areas like shelves to ensure minor pools of sitting water have been absorbed. Though you may want to try, do not use a regular home vacuum to remove water. This can damage the appliance and harm you if improperly handled. To help the floor and furniture dry, use wooden and cement props to lift large furniture away from the the floor.
Carpet and fabrics become heavier when wet. The additional weight makes leather goods, rugs and fur difficult to lift. So if you need to move a carpet, proceed carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the flooded area to dry properly. Things such as draperies may not be saved easily.
The same water weight that damages rugs and carpets can hurt your home’s structure. Because of this, avoid drooping ceilings or warped floors. These areas have likely absorbed the most water and could fall around you.
Why You Should Call Paul
Paul Davis service masters know water damage. With a little professionals arrive speeds up the restoration process. We know how to return your home back to normal safely and quickly. Our pros are experienced and have worked with all types of of water damage in all types of home and commercial spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.