Flood and Water Damage Treatments
From malfunctioning refrigerators to broken pipes, water damage varies in origin and scale. Wherever it comes from, it can result in severe problems for the foundation and stability inside. Floors, walls and other surfaces are especially vulnerable to harboring mold and mildew if neglected after flood damage. If your property takes on water damage, contact the experts at Paul Davis.
Before the Pros Arrive
There are a few measures you can take before Paul Davis service masters come to help. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite things, it’s essential to act quickly to avoid water damage in your home.
Before cleaning, assess the any hazards in your property. We all know that water and electricity are hazardous together, so inspect the area for electrical hazards on the premises before you start cleanup. Uncovered wires or damp electronics can pose a problem, even when appliances have been powered down. We recommend cutting power to breakers and circuits to ensure total safety.
Saving Possessions & your Home
Water leaks into everything. As soon as your home is safe to enter, remove all your possessions. Even, dry areas are best for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. Don’t forget lamps and other shelf items either. Once you’ve moved smaller items, paper items and other wet materials, the cleaning can begin.
To start the drying process, try using air movers or your home’s AC throughout your home to channel air throughout the area. Leave the big messes for the pros, but you can wipe and mop smaller spots. Though you may want to try, you should not use a normal home vacuum cleaner to clean water. The average vacuum isn’t designed to clean up bodies of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, stack furniture like sofas onto wooden or cement blocks to elevate them above the floor.
Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that additional weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur hard to lift. This means when you must remove a rug, lift carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry correctly. Depending on how much water damage your home takes on, you might not be able to save every piece of fabric you own.
The same water weight that affects carpets and rugs can hurt your home’s structure. Ceilings and floors might warp when they take on water weight, it’s best to avoid these areas.
Paul Davis Restoration
Water damage is no match for the Paul Davis team. But with a little prep work from homeowners, the water damage will be removed faster. We will return your home back to normal safely and quickly. Our specialists are experienced and have worked with severe, moderate and small amounts of water damage in a range of residential and business spaces. Additionally, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can return to normal.