Water Damage Tips

From malfunctioning appliances to broken roofs, water damage varies in source and intensity. If left unchecked, water damage can harm the stability of your property. Floors, walls and other surfaces are susceptible to harboring mold and mildew after taking on water. The Paul Davis specialists are the experts to talk to when your property experiences water damage.

Before Paul Davis Pros Arrive

There are different solutions you can try before Paul Davis restoration professionals arrive. To save everything on your property from water damage, it’s essential to act quickly.

Be sure your property is safe to enter. Deactivate all electronics and breakers around your house to avoid electrocution. This may sound overly careful, but dampened appliances can be harmful when exposed to water.

First Things First

A severe home flood can leave all your possessions dampened. Move all your small possessions to deter increased water damage. Use a dry, stable area to place books, magazines and other paper things. Newspaper and any inked items should be lie on a stable, dry area. Don’t forget lamps and other tabletop things either. The cleaning can begin once you’ve removed newspapers, small items and other damp materials.

Move air around your house using fans to dry the floors, walls and other surfaces. Remove water from wood furniture and flat surfaces. Though you may want to try, you should not use a regular home vacuum cleaner to remove water. Standard vacuums aren’t equipped to suck up pools of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, lift up larger pieces like sofas and heavy chairs using wooden or cement blocks to elevate them away from the floor.

Fabrics and carpet become heavier when soaked. The additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods difficult to move. If you must move a rug, lift with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the flooded area to dry correctly. Keep in mind that water damage can affect such items permanently, so you might not be able to salvage them.

Water treats your property’s structure the same way it affects rugs and carpets. Ceilings and floors might warp when they absorb too much water weight, be sure to avoid these areas.

Paul Davis Restoration

Water damage is no match for Paul Davis. But with a little prep work from our customers, we can begin working faster. We can restore your home back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our experts have restored a range of flood conditions in all kinds of residential and commercial spaces. Additionally, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can return to normal.