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Handling Water Damage


From broken appliances to broken pipes, water damage changes in source and scale. No matter where it begins, it can result in severe harm to the infrastructure and fixtures inside. Wooden surfaces and drywall are susceptible to fungal growth if untreated after flood damage. If your property takes on water damage, call the professionals from Paul Davis.

Getting Ready for the Professionals

Before a Paul Davis service master arrives, there are a few easy steps you can do to make the job faster. To save everything at home from water damage, it’s necessary to act quickly.

Before starting, be sure your property is safe to work in. Power down all electronics and breakers around your property to avoid electrocution. It may sound overly cautious, but damaged appliances can be dangerous when exposed to water.

Salvaging Possessions and your Home

A severe flood in your home can leave everything dampened. To keep water damage from destroying small items, relocate them before large furniture. Even, sturdy areas are suitable for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. Small lamps, collectibles and additional display items should also be removed. The real work begins once you’ve moved magazines and other small items.

Fans and air conditioning circulate air through your house and begin drying the area. Leave the big messes for the pros, however, you can wipe and mop smaller spots. Though you may want to try, never use a normal home vacuum cleaner to remove water. Standard vacuums aren’t designed to suck up bodies of water. If your furniture has been affected, use wooden or cement props to elevate large furniture off the floor.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods difficult to dry. If you must move a large fabric item, lift with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry thoroughly. Remember that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you may not be able to salvage them.

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

Paul Davis Restoration

Experts from Paul Davis know water damage {And with a some assistance from you, we can start treating the flooding faster.} We know how to return your home back to normal safely and quickly. Our pros are experienced and have worked with all types of of water damage in a range of residential and business properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.