Handling Water Damage

Flood damage in your home can come from several places. If neglected, water damage can deteriorate the structure of your property. Wooden surfaces and drywall are prone to harboring mold and mildew if neglected after water damage. If your property experiences water damage, contact the specialists at Paul Davis.

Before the Pros Arrive

Before a Paul Davis service master arrives, there are a few easy things you can do to help make the job faster. You need to act quickly to salvage everything in your home from water damage.

Before starting, be sure your property is safe to enter. Unplug all electronics and breakers around your house to avoid electrocution. This may sound overly careful, but damaged appliances can be harmful when exposed to water.

Getting Started

A serious flood can leave everything you own soaked. To prevent water damage from harming small possessions, remove them before larger items. Use a dry, stable area to place books, magazines and other paper things. Books and other inked items should be go on a dry, stable area. Do not forget lamps and other tabletop items either. The hard work begins when you’ve removed magazines and other small items.

To dry your property, use several fans. Leave the larger messes for the professionals, however, you can wipe or mop smaller messes Though you may want to try, don’t use a standard home vacuum to remove water. This can damage the appliance or hurt you if incorrectly used. To avoid further water damage, use wooden or cement blocks to lift large furniture away from the the floor.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that extra weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur difficult to lift. If you have to remove a large fabric item, lift with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry properly. Pieces such as furniture might not be salvaged easily.

Water affects your property’s structure the same way it affects rugs and carpets. Ceilings and floors may warp when they take on water weight, be sure to stay clear of these hazards.

Why You Should Call Paul

Water damage is no match for the Paul Davis team. {But with a some assistance from our customers, we can start treating the damage more quickly.} We will restore your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our pros are knowledgeable and have worked with all types of of water damage in different kinds of residential and commercial spaces. Additionally, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can get life back to normal.