Water Damage at Home
From faulty appliances to broken pipes, water damage varies in origin and intensity. If left unchecked, water damage can hurt the stability of your property. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are prone to harboring mold and mildew if untreated after water damage. If your property takes on water damage, get the professionals at Paul Davis.
Before Paul Davis Pros Arrive
There are several ways to prepare your home before Paul Davis service masters arrive. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your prized possessions, it’s important to act quickly to postpone water damage in your home.
First, make sure your property is safe to work in. Shut off all electronics and breakers around your property to avoid electrocution. It may sound overly careful, but flooded appliances can be dangerous when exposed to water.
First Things First
Water gets into everything. To prevent water damage from destroying small possessions, move them them before larger items. Paper and inked items like magazines need a level, dry area. This includes small tabletop items, such as lamps and knickknacks. You can begin cleaning once you’ve removed books, small items and other damp materials.
To start the drying process, we recommend air movers and your home’s AC throughout your property to channel air throughout the area. Let the experts take care of the big messes. Though you may want to try, don’t use a regular home vacuum to clean water. Standard vacuums aren’t designed to suck up puddles of water. To avoid further water damage, use wooden and cement blocks to raise sofas away from the floor.
Fabrics and carpet become heavier when soaked. The additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to lift. This means when you need to remove a large fabric item, proceed carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry properly. Remember that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you may not be able to save them.
The same water weight that damages rugs and carpets can damage your home’s foundation. Because of this, stay away from sinking ceilings or bowed floors. These areas have likely taken on large amounts of water and could collapse around you.
Why Call Paul?
Specialists from Paul Davis are experienced with flooding. But with a some assistance from you, the water damage will be treated more quickly. We work hard to return your home back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our specialists have worked with a range of flood conditions in different types of home and commercial spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis will work with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.