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Reversing Water Damage


Flood damage at home can come from several issues. If left to continue, water damage can hurt the foundation of your property. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are particularly vulnerable to harboring mold and mildew when flood damage is left untreated. Our specialists at Paul Davis are the ones to talk to when your property requires water damage restoration.

Before the Pros Arrive

There are several solutions you can try before Paul Davis specialists come to help. To salvage everything on your property from water damage, it’s necessary to act quickly.

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

First Things First

A serious flood can leave everything wet. To keep water damage from harming small items, relocate them before larger items. Paper and inked items like books need a stable, dry surface. Lamps, collectibles and other tabletop items should also be removed. The cleaning can begin as soon as you’ve relocated newspapers, small items and other wet materials.

To dry your home, use several fans. Let the professionals dry the big damage Though you may want to try, you should not use a regular home vacuum to clean water. Improper use of these appliances can be harmful to you and harm the vacuum. To help the floor and furniture dry, use wooden and cement props to elevate sofas above the floor.

Carpet and fabrics take on weight when soaked. The additional weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs hard to dry. This means when you must remove a large fabric item, lift with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry correctly. Pieces like wet fabrics might not be easily saved.

Your home’s foundation and floors aren’t immune to water weight either. Because of this, avoid drooping ceilings or warped floors. Areas like these have likely taken on large amounts of water and could collapse under weight.

Paul Davis Restoration

The Paul Davis professionals are experienced with flooding {But with a little prep work from our customers, we can begin working sooner.} We can restore your house back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our specialists have restored a variety of flood conditions in different types of residential and business properties. Additionally, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.