Water Damage in your Home

Water damage in your home can begin from several issues. Wherever it starts, it can cause serious harm to the infrastructure and stability inside. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are particularly vulnerable to mold and mildew growth after covered in water. If your home takes on water damage, contact the specialists from Paul Davis.

Before the Pros Arrive

There are a few things you can do before Paul Davis service masters come to assist. To salvage everything on your property from water damage, it’s essential to act quickly.

First, make sure your home is safe to enter. Shut off all electronics and breakers around your property to avoid electrocution. This may sound overly careful, but damaged appliances can be harmful when exposed to water.

Getting Started

Water can leak into everything. To keep water damage from destroying small possessions, remove them before larger items. Even, sturdy areas are ideal for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. Lamps, knickknacks and other tabletop items should also be removed. The real work begins when you’ve removed books and other small items.

To dry your home, use several fans. Wipe and mop wet areas such as countertops to ensure minor puddles of sitting water have been removed. Though you may want to try, do not use a standard home vacuum to remove water. These appliances aren’t designed to clean up puddles of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, prop up larger pieces like sofas onto wooden or cement blocks to above them above the floor.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. The additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to lift. If you have to remove a large fabric item, lift carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry correctly. Items like draperies might not be salvaged easily.

Your property’s framework and floors aren’t immune to water weight either. Floors and ceilings might warp when they take on water weight, it’s best to stay clear of these areas.

Paul Davis Restoration

Water damage is no match for Paul Davis. And with a little prep work from our customers, the water damage can be treated more quickly. We can get your house back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our technicians are knowledgeable and have worked with all types of water damage in a range of home and commercial properties. Additionally, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.