Recovering from Water Damage

From malfunctioning washing machines to leaky pipes, water damage changes in origin and scale. If left unchecked, water damage can hurt the structure of your home. Wooden surfaces and drywall are prone to harboring mold and mildew if untreated after water damage. Our professionals at Paul Davis are the experts to talk to when your property requires water damage restoration.

Before The Paul Davis Arrive

Before a Paul Davis professional appears, there are several things you can do to make the job speed up. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite things, it’s essential to work quickly to prevent water damage in your home.

Before beginning, it is necessary to ensure your house is safe to enter. The hazardous combination of water and electricity makes a dampened home a risky place to work in. Turn off the main breaker before walking into your home. Even if they look undamaged, home appliances can pack a punch when touched by water.

Salvaging Possessions and your Home

A severe flood in your home can leave all your possessions dampened. Remove all your smaller things to avoid increased water damage. Use a dry, flat surface to set books, magazines and other paper things. Magazines and any inked items should be lie on a dry, flat surface. Small lamps, collectibles and any other display items should also be removed. You can begin cleaning as soon as you’ve removed newspapers, small items and other damp materials.

To start the drying process, try using fans or your home’s AC in your home to push air throughout the area. Let the professionals take care of the big damage Though you may want to try, don’t use a normal home vacuum cleaner to clean water. This can damage the appliance or endanger you if incorrectly handled. Once the room is clear of smaller items, use wooden or cement props to raise furniture away from the the floor.

Carpet and fabrics are particularly heavy when soaked. This extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to move. So if you need to remove a rug, proceed carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry thoroughly. Depending on how much water damage your home takes on, you might not be able to save every item of fabric you own.

In severe flooding cases, the extra water weight can hurt the structural strength of your home. Ceilings and floors may bow when they absorb too much water weight, it’s best to avoid these areas.

Why Call Paul?

Paul Davis service masters know water damage. {And with a some assistance from our customers, we can the water damage will be treated more quickly.} We can return your home back to normal safely and quickly. Our specialists are experienced and have worked with severe, moderate and small amounts of water damage in all types of residential and commercial properties. Additionally, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can get life back to normal.