Fixing Water Damage

From faulty refrigerators to broken roofs, water damage changes in origin and severity. Wherever it begins, it can result in severe problems for the structure and stability inside. Floors, walls and other surfaces are prone to harboring mold and mildew after taking on water. If your home takes on water damage, call the specialists at Paul Davis.

Before Paul Davis Pros Arrive

There are different steps you can take before Paul Davis specialists come to assist. You need to work quickly to salvage the possessions in your home from water damage.

Before beginning, it is necessary to verify your house is safe to enter. Your home becomes a hazardous place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Before walking into your home, shut off the main breaker. Even if they look undamaged, home appliances can be dangerous when touched by water.

First Things First

Water can leak into everything. Relocate all your small items to avoid more water damage. Use a dry, flat area to put books, magazines and other paper items. Magazines and other inked items should be placed on a dry, flat area. Small lamps, knickknacks and additional display items should also be removed. The hard work begins when you’ve moved newspapers and other small items.

Fans and air conditioning move air around your property and start drying the area. Leave the larger messes for the specialists, but you can wipe and mop surface messes Though you may want to try, do not use a standard home vacuum cleaner to remove water. Incorrect use of these appliances can be hazardous to you and harm the vacuum. When you’re ready to move furniture, raise up furniture like heavy chairs using wooden or cement blocks to elevate them away from the the wet areas.

Carpet and fabrics become heavier when soaked. The additional weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs hard to move. If you have to remove a carpet, lift with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry properly. Items like wet fabrics may not be easily salvaged.

Water affects your property’s structure in a similar way it affects carpets and rugs. Ceilings and floors can bend when they take on water weight, it’s best to avoid these hazards.

Why Paul Davis?

Water damage is easy for the Paul Davis team. {But with a some help from you, we can begin working immediately.} We can return your house back to normal safely and quickly. Our specialists are experienced and have worked with all types of of water damage in a range of home and commercial properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can return to normal.