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Water Damage Tips


Water damage at home can stem from a variety of sources. If left to continue, water damage can hurt the stability of your property. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are prone to fungal invasion after covered in water. The Paul Davis specialists are the ones to call when your property needs water damage restoration.

Before Our Professionals Arrive

Before a Paul Davis specialist appears, there are different things you can do to help make the job faster. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your prized things, it’s crucial to work quickly to prevent water damage in your home.

First, make sure your property is safe to work in. Turn off all electronics and breakers around your property to avoid electrocution. It may sound overly cautious, but damaged appliances can be harmful when exposed to water.

Salvaging Items & your Home

A severe flood in your home can leave everything wet. Once your property is safe to enter, remove all your possessions. Use a dry, stable surface to put books, magazines and other paper items. Magazines and any inked items should be go on a dry, stable surface. Small lamps, knickknacks and other tabletop items should also be removed. You can begin cleaning when you’ve moved magazines, small items and other dampened materials.

Fans and air conditioning circulate air around your house and start drying the area. Absorb all minor pools and standing water with a wet mop and towels. Though you may want to try, don’t use a normal home vacuum cleaner to clean water. The average vacuum isn’t equipped to suck up puddles of water. To avoid further water damage, use wooden and cement blocks to elevate large furniture away from the the floor.

Fabrics and carpet are particularly heavy when soaked. The additional weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs difficult to move. So if you must remove a large fabric item, lift carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry properly. Pieces like these might not be salvaged easily.

Water affects your home’s structure the same way it affects carpets and rugs. Ceilings and floors can bend when they take on water weight, be sure to stay away from these hazards.

Why Call Paul?

Paul Davis service masters know water damage. {And with a little prep work from you, we can start treating the flooding more quickly.} We work hard to return your house back to normal safely and quickly. Our experts have restored a variety of flood conditions in different types of home and commercial properties. Additionally, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.