Handling Water Damage

From faulty washing machines to leaky roofs, water damage varies in origin and intensity. Wherever it comes from, it can cause severe problems for the foundation and fixtures indoors. Wooden surfaces and drywall are especially vulnerable to mold and mildew growth when water damage is left untreated. Our specialists at Paul Davis are the experts to call when your home or business experiences water damage.

Before The Paul Davis Come to Your House

Before a Paul Davis pro arrives, there are different measures you can do to make the restoration speed up. To save everything on your property from water damage, it’s essential to act quickly.

First you need to assess the any hazards in your property. We all know that water and electricity are hazardous together, so inspect the area for electrical hazards nearby before you start cleaning. Exposed wiring or wet electronics can pose a hazard, even when they have been powered down. We recommend turning off breakers and circuits to ensure total safety.

Getting Started

Water is a pervasive substance that can leak into every corner of your property. To prevent water damage from harming small possessions, relocate them before larger items. Use a dry, level area to put books, magazines and other paper things. Magazines and any inked items should be placed on a dry, level area. This includes small tabletop things, such as lamps and collectibles. The real work begins when you’ve removed newspapers and other small items.

Fans and air conditioning move air throughout your house and start drying the area. Leave the big messes for the specialists, but you can wipe and mop surface messes Though you may want to try, never use a standard home vacuum cleaner to remove water. Improper use of these tools can be dangerous to you and break the vacuum. Once the room is clear of smaller items, use wooden and cement blocks to lift heavy chairs away from the the floor.

Fabrics and carpet become heavier when soaked. All that extra weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur hard to dry. So if you need to remove a large fabric item, lift carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry properly. Keep in mind that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you may not be able to salvage them.

Your home’s framework and floors aren’t impervious to water weight either. Ceilings and floors can warp when they take on water weight, it’s best to stay clear of these hazards.

Why You Should Call Paul

Paul Davis service masters know water damage. {But with a some assistance from you, we can the water damage can be removed faster.} We know how to return your house back to normal safely and quickly. Our professionals have restored a variety of flood conditions in different types of residential and business properties. Additionally, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.