Recovering from Water Damage

Water damage at home can come from a series of places. No matter where it begins, it can result in severe harm to the foundation and stability indoors. Floors, walls and other surfaces are susceptible to fungal invasion when flood damage is neglected. If your property takes on water damage, get the professionals at Paul Davis.

Before The Paul Davis Arrive

Before a Paul Davis pro arrives, there are several things you can do to make the process speed up. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your prized possessions, it's important to act quickly to postpone water damage in your home. Before cleaning, assess the any hazards in your property. It's common knowledge that water and electricity are a dangerous combination, so inspect the area for electrical hazards nearby before you act. Bare wires or damp electronics can pose a danger, even when appliances have been shut off. We recommend cutting power to breakers and circuits to ensure total safety.

First Things First

Water is a pervasive liquid that can seep into every nook and cranny in your house. Once your house is safe to enter, move all your possessions. Level, dry surfaces are best for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. Do not forget light fixtures and other shelf pieces either. You can begin cleaning as soon as you've relocated newspapers, small items and other dampened materials. To dry your house, use several fans. Let the specialists take care of the big messes. Though you may want to try, never use a regular home vacuum to clean water. Improper use of these appliances can be harmful to you and harm the vacuum. To avoid further water damage, use wooden and cement props to lift sofas away from the floor. Fabrics and carpet are very heavy when wet. This extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to move. If you must move a carpet, proceed with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry correctly. Depending on how much water damage your home takes on, you may not be able to save every piece of fabric you own. The same water weight that damages rugs and carpets can damage your home's structure. Floors and ceilings will bend when they absorb too much water weight, it's best to stay away from these hazards.

Paul Davis Restoration

Water damage is easy for Paul Davis. And with a little prep work from you, the water damage can be removed faster. We will get your property back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our pros are experienced and have worked with all types of water damage in a range of home and commercial properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can get life back to normal.