Water Damage Tips

From faulty refrigerators to leaky pipes, water damage changes in origin and severity. If neglected, water damage can harm the structure of your home. Floors, walls and other surfaces are particularly vulnerable to mold and mildew growth after covered in water. Our professionals at Paul Davis are the ones to talk to when your property requires water damage restoration.

Preparing for the Experts

Before a Paul Davis technician arrives, there are a few easy things you can do to help make the process speed up. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite possessions, it's crucial to act quickly to postpone water damage in your home. Before working, it is necessary to ensure your property is safe to enter. The hazardous mixture of water and electricity makes a flooded home an unsafe place to work in. Before entering your home, power off the main breaker. Even if they look safe, home appliances can deliver a powerful shock when damaged by water.

Salvaging Possessions & your Home

Water gets into everything. To prevent water damage from harming small items, remove them first. Level, flat areas are suitable for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. This also includes small tabletop items, such as lamps and collectibles. The real work begins when you've removed magazines and other small items. To dry your house, use fans or air conditioning. Wipe or mop wet areas such as shelves to ensure minor puddles of standing water have been absorbed. Though you may want to try, don't use a regular home vacuum cleaner to remove water. Improper use of these tools can be harmful to you and harm the vacuum. When you're ready to move furniture, stack furnishings like sofas onto wooden and cement blocks to above them above the floor. Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that additional weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs difficult to lift. So if you have to move a carpet, lift with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry properly. Things like furniture may not be easily salvaged. The same water weight that affects rugs and carpets can hurt your home's foundation. Because of this, do not go near sinking ceilings or bowed floors. These areas have likely taken on large amounts of water and could crumble under weight.

Why You Should Call Paul

Water damage is no match for Paul Davis. And with a little prep work from homeowners, the water damage can be removed more quickly. We can restore your house back to normal safely and quickly. Our specialists are knowledgeable and have worked with varying degrees of water damage in different kinds of home and business spaces. Additionally, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.