Recovering from Water Damage

From broken washing machines to broken pipes, water damage changes in source and scale. Wherever it comes from, it can cause severe harm to the infrastructure and stability indoors. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are particularly vulnerable to mold and mildew growth after taking on water. If your property takes on water damage, get the specialists from Paul Davis.

Getting Ready for the Experts

Before a Paul Davis pro appears, there are different things you can do to make the process speed up. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your prized things, it’s important to work quickly to postpone water damage in your home.

Be sure your property is safe to work in. Shut off all electronics and breakers around your house to avoid electrocution. It may sound overly cautious, but dampened appliances can be hazardous when exposed to water.

Getting Started

Water is a persistent liquid that can leak into every area of your home. When your house is safe to enter, move all your possessions. Even, dry areas are best for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. Lamps, knickknacks and additional tabletop items should also be removed. The cleaning can begin when you’ve relocated newspapers, small items and other damp materials.

Move air throughout your house with fans or air conditioning to dry the wet area in your home. Soak up all minor puddles and sitting water with a wet mop and towels. Though you may want to try, you should never use a normal home vacuum to clean water. These appliances aren’t equipped to suck up pools of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, prop up seating like heavy chairs and sofas onto wooden or cement blocks to elevate them away from the the wet areas.

Fabrics and carpet take on weight when soaked. The extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to lift. If you need to remove a rug, proceed with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry correctly. Pieces like draperies might not be salvaged easily.

The same water weight that damages rugs and carpets can damage your home’s structure. Floors and ceilings might warp when they take on water weight, be sure to stay clear of these areas.

Why Paul Davis?

Paul Davis specialists are experts on water damage. {And with a some help from our customers, we can the water damage will be removed more quickly.} We will return your house back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our technicians are experienced and have worked with severe, moderate and small amounts of water damage in different kinds of residential and business properties. Additionally, Paul Davis will work with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.