Water Damage Tips
From faulty refrigerators to leaky roofs, water damage changes in source and scale. If neglected, water damage can deteriorate the foundation of your home. Wooden surfaces and drywall are susceptible to mold and mildew growth if neglected after water damage. The Paul Davis specialists are the ones to talk to when your home or business takes on water damage.
Preparing for the Professionals
There are a few things you can do before Paul Davis service masters come to assist. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite things, it’s important to work quickly to avoid water damage in your home.
Before starting, assess the any hazards in your home. We all know that water and electricity are a hazardous combo, so look for electrical hazards nearby before you start cleanup. Uncovered wires or wet electronics can present a danger, even when they have been shut off. To avoid accidents, turn off all breakers and circuits around your property to avoid electrocution.
First Things First
A severe flood can leave everything you own dampened. When your house is safe to enter, remove all your possessions. Use a dry, flat area to set books, magazines and other paper items. Newspaper and other inked items should be go on a dry, flat area. Don’t forget lamps and other tabletop pieces either. You can begin cleaning once you’ve moved magazines, small items and other dampened materials.
To dry your property, use several fans. Let the specialists handle the big damage. Though you may want to try, do not use a regular home vacuum cleaner to remove water. This can damage the vacuum or hurt you if improperly handled. If your furniture has been affected, use wooden or cement props to elevate heavy chairs and sofas off the floor.
Fabrics and carpet are quite heavy when exposed to water. All that extra weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur hard to dry. If you have to move a carpet, lift with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry thoroughly. Remember that water damage can affect such items permanently, so you may not be able to save them.
The same water weight that affects carpets and rugs can damage your home’s structure. Floors and ceilings can warp when they take on water weight, it’s best to avoid these areas.
Why You Should Call Paul
Specialists from Paul Davis are experienced with flooding. But with a some help from you, the water damage will be removed faster. We will restore your house back to normal safely and quickly. Our technicians have worked with a range of flood conditions in a range of home and business spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can get life back to normal.