Reversing Water Damage
From malfunctioning washing machines to broken roofs, water damage varies in source and intensity. Wherever it comes from, it can cause serious problems for the structure and fixtures indoors. Floors, walls and other surfaces are particularly vulnerable to fungal growth if untreated after flood damage. If your home takes on water damage, get the professionals at Paul Davis.
Before Paul Davis Pros Arrive
It can be tempting to try and remedy the situation yourself. That said, we recommend leaving the heavy lifting up to the specialists. However, there are some ways to clean before the restoration professionals arrive. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your prized possessions, it’s important to act quickly to postpone water damage in your home.
First, make sure your home is safe to enter. Deactivate all electronics and breakers around your property to avoid electrocution. This may sound overly cautious, but damaged appliances can be dangerous when exposed to water.
Water is a persistent liquid that can soak into every nook and cranny in your home. As soon as your property is safe to enter, move all your possessions. Paper and inked things like magazines need a dry, level surface. Small lamps, collectibles and additional tabletop items should also be removed. The big work begins once you’ve relocated books and other small items.
Fans and air conditioning move air through your home and start drying the area. Soak up water from hard furniture and flat surfaces. Though you may want to try, you should never use a regular home vacuum cleaner to remove water. Improper use of these tools can be dangerous to you and harm the vacuum. When you’re ready to move furniture, stack seating like heavy chairs using wooden and cement blocks to elevate them away from the floor.
Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. This additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to dry. So if you need to move a rug, proceed carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry thoroughly. Items like wet fabrics might not be salvaged easily.
Water treats your home’s structure the same way it affects rugs and carpets. Because of this, avoid sagging ceilings or bowed floors. These areas have likely absorbed the most water and could crumble under weight.
Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis technicians are experienced with flooding. And with a some help from our customers, the water damage will be removed faster. We will restore your house back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our pros are knowledgeable and have worked with all types of water damage in different types of residential and commercial properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can get life back to normal.