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Water Damage in your Home

Water damage at home can begin from several issues. If left unchecked, water damage can harm the stability of your property. Wooden surfaces and drywall are susceptible to mold and mildew growth when flood damage is left untreated. If your property takes on water damage, get the experts from Paul Davis.

Getting Ready for the Professionals

It can be hard not to try and fix the flooding yourself. That said, it’s best to leave the heavy lifting up to the pros. However, there are some things you can do before the restoration professionals arrive. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite possessions, it’s crucial to work quickly to avoid water damage in your home.

Do not enter your house unless it’s safe. The dangerous blend of water and electricity makes a dampened home a risky place to work in. Before stepping into your home, turn off the main breaker. Even if they look safe, home appliances can deliver a powerful shock when touched by water.

Getting Started

A serious flood in your home can leave everything damaged. Move all your smaller items to prevent further water damage. Even, flat surfaces are suitable for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. Lamps, collectibles and any other display items should also be removed. You can begin cleaning as soon as you’ve relocated magazines, small items and other wet materials.

Fans and air conditioning can circulate air throughout your house and start drying the area. Wipe and mop damp surfaces such as shelves to make sure smaller pools of sitting water have been absorbed. Though you may want to try, don’t use a regular home vacuum to remove water. This can damage the appliance and endanger you if incorrectly handled. When you’re ready to move furniture, raise up larger pieces such as heavy chairs and sofas using wooden and cement blocks to elevate them off the wet areas.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that extra weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs difficult to lift. So if you need to move a rug, lift carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry correctly. Depending on how much water damage your home takes on, you may not be able to keep every piece of fabric you own.

Your home’s framework and floors aren’t immune to water weight either. Because of this, avoid sinking ceilings or warped floors. These areas have likely taken on large amounts of water and could fall under weight.

Paul Davis Restoration

Experts from Paul Davis are experienced with flooding {And with a some help from you, we can the water damage can be removed more quickly.} We can restore your house back to normal safely and quickly. Our professionals 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 negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can return to normal.