Water Damage Tips

From malfunctioning refrigerators to leaky roofs, water damage varies in source and severity. Wherever it comes from, it can result in serious harm to the foundation and fixtures indoors. Floors, walls and other surfaces are prone to harboring mold and mildew if neglected after flood damage. If your property experiences water damage, contact the professionals from Paul Davis.

Preparing for the Experts

It can be tempting to try and fix the water damage yourself. That said, it’s best to leave the work up to the professionals. However, there are some ways to clean before the 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.

Before acting, it is important to ensure your house is safe to enter. Your property becomes a dangerous place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Power off the main breaker before stepping into your home. Even if they look harmless, home appliances can deliver a powerful shock when touched by water.

Saving Items and your Home

Water is a pervasive substance that can dampen every corner of your property. To prevent water damage from destroying small items, move them them before large furniture. Even, sturdy areas are suitable for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. Small lamps, knickknacks and other tabletop items should also be removed. You can begin cleaning when you’ve relocated magazines, small items and other damp materials.

To dry your property, use fans or your AC system. Wipe or mop wet areas like tables to ensure smaller pools of sitting water have been absorbed. Though you may want to try, never use a regular home vacuum to remove water. Incorrect use of these tools can be hazardous to you and harm the vacuum. To avoid further water damage, use wooden and cement blocks to elevate furniture away from the floor.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to lift. If you must move a carpet, lift with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry correctly. Remember that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you may not be able to save them.

Water treats your property’s structure in a similar way it affects rugs and carpets. Because of this, avoid drooping ceilings or warped floors. These areas have likely absorbed the most water and could collapse around you.

Paul Davis Restoration

Experts from Paul Davis are experienced with flooding. But with a some assistance from you, we can begin working right away. We know how to get your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our experts have restored a range of flood conditions in all types of residential and business properties. Additionally, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.