Flood and Water Damage Treatments

Water damage in your home can stem from several issues. If left unchecked, water damage can harm the stability of your home. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are prone to mold and mildew growth after taking on water. The Paul Davis specialists are the experts to reach when your home or business needs water damage restoration.

Before Paul Davis Pros Arrive

There are several ways to ready your home before Paul Davis specialists arrive. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your prized things, it’s important to act quickly to avoid water damage in your home.

Before starting, assess the safety of your home. It’s common knowledge that water and electricity are a dangerous combo, so look for electrical hazards nearby before you start cleaning. Even when turned off, uncovered wiring or wet electronics can pose a problem. To avoid accidents, turn off all breakers and circuits in your home to prevent electrocution.

Saving Possessions & your Home

Water is a persistent liquid that can dampen every part of your home. To prevent water damage from destroying small items, move them them before larger items. Use a dry, flat area to place books, magazines and other paper items. Newspaper and paper or inked items should be go on a dry, flat area. Small lamps, knickknacks and other display items should also be removed. Once you’ve moved smaller items, newspaper and other dampened materials, the cleaning can begin.

To start the drying process, try using air movers and your home’s AC throughout your property to push air throughout the area. Soak up all smaller puddles and standing water with a wet mop or towels. Though you may want to try, you should not use a regular home vacuum cleaner to clean water. Improper use of these tools can be hazardous to you and harm the vacuum. To avoid further water damage, use wooden and cement blocks to lift furniture above the floor.

Fabrics and carpet are very heavy when soaked. This additional weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs difficult to dry. This means when you need to move a large fabric item, proceed carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry thoroughly. Pieces such as furniture might not be easily saved.

Your property’s framework and floors aren’t immune to water weight either. Ceilings and floors can bow when they absorb too much water weight, it’s best to avoid these hazards.

Paul Davis Restoration

Water damage is no match for the Paul Davis team. {But with a little prep work from our customers, we can start removing the flooding faster.} We will return your house back to normal safely and quickly. Our specialists have worked with a variety of flood conditions in different types of residential and business properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can get life back to normal.