Flood and Water Damage Treatments
Water damage in your home can stem from a range of places. No matter where it comes from, it can cause severe harm to the foundation and fixtures indoors. Floors, walls and other surfaces are especially vulnerable to fungal growth after covered in water. The Paul Davis specialists are the ones to call when your property requires water damage restoration.
Before Paul Davis Pros Arrive
There are other ways to ready your home before Paul Davis restoration professionals arrive. To save everything on your property from water damage, it’s necessary to act quickly.
First you need to evaluate the any hazards in your home. We all know that water and electricity are dangerous together, so inspect the area for electrical hazards nearby before you act. Bare wiring or wet electronics can be a problem, even when appliances have been shut off. Shut off all breakers and circuits to avoid electrocution and ensure total safety.
Salvaging Possessions & your Home
Water leaks into everything. To prevent water damage from harming small items, move them them first. Paper and inked things like magazines need a level, dry area. Do not forget lamps and other tabletop pieces either. The real work begins once you’ve relocated newspapers and other small items.
Circulate air through your property using fans to dry your furniture and other possessions. Soak up water from wood furniture or flat surfaces. Though you may want to try, you should never use a regular home vacuum cleaner to clean water. This can damage the vacuum or endanger you if incorrectly handled. When you’re ready to move furniture, raise up seating like sofas and heavy chairs onto wooden or cement blocks to elevate them away from the wet areas.
Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. This additional weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs hard to dry. If you must move a large fabric item, lift with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry thoroughly. Depending on how much water damage your home takes on, you may not be able to keep every piece of fabric you own.
The same water weight that affects rugs and carpets can damage your home’s structure. Floors and ceilings might warp when they take on water weight, it’s best to avoid these hazards.
Why Paul Davis?
Water damage is easy for Paul Davis. But with a little prep work from you, we can begin working sooner. We can get your house back to normal safely and quickly. Our technicians have restored a variety of flood conditions in all kinds of home and commercial spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can return to normal.