Water Damage in your Home

Water damage in your home can come from a range of sources. Wherever it begins, it can cause severe problems for the foundation and fixtures indoors. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are susceptible to fungal growth if untreated after water damage. The Paul Davis specialists are the experts to talk to when your home or business requires water damage restoration.

Getting Ready for the Experts

Before a Paul Davis professional appears, there are a few easy things you can do to make the restoration faster. You need to work quickly to salvage everything in your home from water damage.

Don’t enter your home unless it’s safe. The dangerous combination of water and electricity makes a flooded home an unsafe place to enter. Shut off the main breaker before entering your home. Even if they look safe, home appliances can be dangerous when touched by water.

Saving Items and your Home

Water is a pervasive liquid that can leak into every area of your house. As soon as your home is safe to enter, relocate all your possessions. Use a dry, stable surface to lay books, magazines and other paper items. Newspaper and any inked items should be go on a dry, stable surface. Small lamps, knickknacks and other display items should also be removed. The real work begins once you’ve moved magazines and other small items.

To begin the drying process, use fans or air conditioning in your home to circulate air around the area. Soak up all minor pools and sitting water with a wet mop or towels. Though you may want to try, do not use a regular home vacuum cleaner to clean water. Incorrect use of these appliances can be hazardous to you and harm the vacuum. If your furniture has been affected, use wooden or cement props to raise sofas away from the the floor.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. The additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods difficult to move. This means when you have to move a rug, proceed carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry thoroughly. Depending on how much water damage your home takes on, you may not be able to salvage every piece of fabric you own.

Your home’s framework and floors aren’t impervious to water weight either. Because of this, stay away from sinking ceilings or bent floors. Areas like these have likely taken on large amounts of water and could fall under weight.

Why Call Paul?

Paul Davis professionals are experts on water damage. {But with a little prep work from our customers, we can start removing the damage faster.} We work hard to return your house back to normal safely and quickly. Our technicians have worked with a range of flood conditions in different types of home and commercial properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.