Recovering from Water Damage

From faulty appliances to leaky roofs, water damage varies in source and severity. If left to continue, water damage can hurt the structure of your property. Floors, walls and other surfaces are susceptible to mold and mildew growth after taking on water. Our professionals at Paul Davis are the ones to reach when your property requires water damage restoration.

Getting Ready for the Professionals

There are different solutions you can try before Paul Davis restoration professionals arrive. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your prized things, it’s important to work quickly to prevent water damage in your home.

Do not enter your house unless it’s safe. Your property becomes a dangerous place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Turn off the main breaker before entering your home. Even if they look undamaged, home appliances can pack a punch when damaged by water.

First Things First

Water gets into everything. Move all your small possessions to deter further water damage. Use a dry, level surface to set books, magazines and other paper things. Newspaper and other inked items should be lie on a dry, level surface. Do not forget lamps and other tabletop things either. Once you’ve moved smaller items, newspaper and any other dampened materials, the cleaning can begin.

Fans or air conditioning circulate air around your home and begin drying the area. Remove water from wooden furniture or smaller surfaces. Though you may want to try, do not use a regular home vacuum cleaner to remove water. Incorrect use of these appliances can be harmful to you and break the vacuum. If your furniture has been affected, use wooden and cement blocks to raise sofas away from the floor.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that additional weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs difficult to dry. This means when you need to remove a rug, lift carefully. 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 might not be able to save them.

In severe flooding cases, the additional water weight can affect the foundation of your house. Floors and ceilings can bend when they take on water weight, be sure to avoid these hazards.

Paul Davis Restoration

Water damage is easy for the Paul Davis team. And with a little prep work from homeowners, the water damage will be removed faster. We can restore your home back to normal safely and quickly. Our experts are knowledgeable and have worked with varying degrees of water damage in all kinds of residential and commercial properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.