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Fixing Water Damage

Flood damage at home can stem from several issues. If neglected, water damage can harm the stability of your property. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are susceptible to mold and mildew growth if neglected after water damage. If your property takes on water damage, contact the experts at Paul Davis.

Before The Paul Davis Come to Your House

It can be tempting to try and remedy the flooding yourself. That said, we recommend leaving the job up to the pros. However, there are some ways to clean before the Paul Davis crew arrives. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite things, it’s important to act quickly to prevent water damage in your home.

Before working, you need to verify your property is safe to enter. Your property becomes a dangerous place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Before entering your home, turn off the main breaker. Even if they look undamaged, home appliances can be dangerous when touched by water.

Getting Started

Water is a pervasive substance that can leak into every part of your house. To prevent water damage from harming small possessions, move them them before larger items. Level, sturdy areas are best for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. This includes little tabletop things, such as lamps and knickknacks. Once you’ve removed smaller items, magazines and other damp materials, you can begin cleaning.

To start the drying process, use fans and your home’s AC throughout your property to channel air throughout the area. Let the experts dry the big messes Though you may want to try, do not use a regular home vacuum to clean water. The average vacuum isn’t equipped to suck up pools of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, raise up furnishings like sofas using wooden and cement blocks to elevate them above the floor.

Carpet and fabrics become heavier when wet. This extra weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs hard to lift. This means when you have to remove a carpet, proceed with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry properly. Depending on the severity of water damage in your home, you might not be able to salvage every piece of fabric you own.

Your house’s framework and floors aren’t immune to water weight either. Because of this, do not go near drooping ceilings or warped floors. Areas like these have likely taken on large amounts of water and could collapse under weight.

Why Paul Davis?

Experts from Paul Davis know water damage {But with a little prep work from homeowners, we can start treating the flooding faster.} We know how to return your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our specialists are experienced and have worked with all types of of water damage in all types of home and business properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can return to normal.