Water Damage in your Home
From broken appliances to leaky pipes, water damage changes in source and intensity. No matter how it begins, it can result in serious problems for the foundation and stability indoors. Wooden surfaces and drywall are susceptible to harboring mold and mildew when water damage is neglected. Our professionals at Paul Davis are the ones to reach when your home or business needs water damage restoration.
Preparing for the Experts
There are several ways to ready the flooded area before Paul Davis service masters come to help. You need to move quickly to salvage the possessions in your home from water damage.
Make sure your house is safe to enter before beginning work. Your home becomes an unsafe place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Power off the main breaker before entering your home. Even if they look safe, home appliances can be dangerous when damaged by water.
First Things First
Water is a persistent liquid that can leak into every area of your property. Relocate all your smaller possessions to deter increased water damage. Paper and inked items like newspapers need a dry, flat area. Small lamps, knickknacks and additional display items should also be removed. The cleaning can begin as soon as you’ve relocated newspapers, small items and other dampened materials.
Move air around your home using fans to dry your furniture and other possessions. Let the experts dry the big damage. Though you may want to try, you should never use a standard home vacuum to remove water. The average vacuum isn’t designed to clean up puddles of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, stack seating like sofas and heavy chairs using wooden and cement blocks to above them off the floor.
Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods difficult to dry. This means when you have to move a rug, lift carefully. 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 keep every item of fabric you own.
Your home’s foundation and floors aren’t impervious to water weight either. Floors and ceilings may bend when they take on water weight, be sure to stay away from these areas.
Why Paul Davis?
Water damage is no match for the Paul Davis team. But with a little prep work from you, we can begin removing the damage faster. We can return your house back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our experts are knowledgeable and have worked with varying degrees of water damage in a range of residential and commercial spaces. Additionally, Paul Davis will work with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can get life back to normal.