Water Damage in your Home
Flood damage in your home can stem from a range of places. No matter where it comes from, it can result in serious harm to the foundation and stability indoors. Floors, walls and other surfaces are prone to fungal growth when flood damage is left untreated. The Paul Davis specialists are the ones to call when your home or business experiences water damage.
Before the Pros Arrive
Before a Paul Davis professional arrives, there are several things you can do to help make the job faster. To save everything in your home from water damage, it’s essential to act quickly.
Before working, it is important to verify your home is safe to enter. Your property becomes a risky place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Shut off the main breaker before entering your home. Even if they look undamaged, home appliances can deliver a powerful shock when damaged by water.
First Things First
Water is a persistent liquid that can soak into every part of your house. Relocate all your smaller items to deter more water damage. Paper and inked things like magazines need a stable, dry area. This includes small tabletop things, such as lamps and knickknacks. The hard work begins when you’ve removed books and other small items.
Move air through your property with fans to dry the floors, walls and other surfaces. Wipe or mop wet surfaces like countertops to ensure minor pools of standing water have been removed. Though you may want to try, never use a regular home vacuum to clean water. Improper use of these appliances can be dangerous to you and break the vacuum. If your furniture has been affected, use wooden and cement props to lift heavy chairs and sofas away from the floor.
Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. The extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to move. If you must remove a large fabric item, proceed carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry properly. Depending on how much water damage your home takes on, you may not be able to keep every piece of fabric you own.
Your property’s foundation and floors aren’t immune to water weight either. Because of this, do not go near drooping ceilings or bowed floors. Areas like these have likely taken on the most water and could crumble under weight.
Paul Davis Restoration
Water damage is no match for the Paul Davis team. And with a some help from you, we can begin working sooner. We know how to restore your house back to normal safely and quickly. Our experts are experienced and have worked with all types of water damage in all kinds of residential and commercial spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.