Reversing Water Damage
From faulty dishwashers to broken roofs, water damage changes in origin and scale. No matter where it begins, it can cause severe problems for the infrastructure and stability inside. Wooden surfaces and drywall are susceptible to harboring mold and mildew when water damage is left untreated. If your home experiences water damage, call the experts from Paul Davis.
Getting Ready for the Experts
It can be tempting to try and remedy the water damage yourself. That said, we recommend leaving the job up to the experts. However, there are some ways to clean before the Paul Davis crew arrives. To save everything at home from water damage, it’s crucial to act quickly.
First you need to assess the condition of your home. It’s no secret that water and electricity are hazardous together, so search for electrical hazards nearby before you start cleanup. Bare wires or wet electronics can be a problem, even when appliances have been powered down. Shut down all breakers and circuits to avoid electrocution and ensure total safety.
Saving Possessions and your Home
A severe home flood can leave furniture and possessions wet. Remove all your smaller items to avoid more water damage. Paper and inked things like magazines need a dry, level area. Don’t forget light fixtures and other shelf pieces either. The hard work begins once you’ve removed books and other small items.
Circulate air around your property using air conditioning to dry the wet area in your home. Let the experts take care of the big damage. Though you may want to try, never use a regular home vacuum cleaner to remove water. Incorrect use of these tools can be harmful to you and break the vacuum. To help the floor and furniture dry, use wooden and cement props to lift heavy chairs off the floor.
Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods difficult to lift. This means when you must move a rug, proceed with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the flooded area to dry properly. Depending on how much water damage your home takes on, you may not be able to salvage every piece of fabric you own.
Your property’s foundation and floors aren’t immune to water weight either. Ceilings and floors can bend when they absorb too much water weight, be sure to avoid these areas.
Paul Davis Restoration
Water damage is easy for the Paul Davis team. And with a little prep work from homeowners, the water damage can be treated faster. We can restore your house back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our specialists have worked in a range of flood conditions in all types of home and commercial spaces. Additionally, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can return to normal.