Recovering from Water Damage

Flood damage at home can come from several places. Wherever it comes from, it can result in serious problems for the foundation and stability inside. Wooden surfaces and drywall are susceptible to mold and mildew growth if untreated after flood damage. If your home experiences water damage, get the professionals from Paul Davis.

Before Paul Davis Pros Arrive

Before a Paul Davis service master arrives, there are different things you can do to help make the job speed up. You need to act quickly to save everything in your home from water damage.

Be sure your home is safe to enter. Turn off all electronics and breakers around your house to avoid electrocution. It may sound overly careful, but dampened appliances can be harmful when exposed to water.

First Things First

A serious home flood can leave furniture and possessions soaked. As soon as your house is safe to enter, relocate all your possessions. Paper and inked items like magazines need a dry, stable surface. Don’t forget light fixtures and other tabletop pieces either. You can begin cleaning when you’ve moved magazines, small items and other damp materials.

Fans or air conditioning move air around your home and begin drying the area. Soak up water from wooden furniture or flat surfaces. Though you may want to try, you should never use a standard home vacuum to clean water. Improper use of these appliances can be harmful to you and harm the vacuum. When you’re ready to move furniture, stack furnishings like sofas using wooden or cement blocks to above them off the wet areas.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. This extra weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur hard to move. So if you must remove a rug, lift with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the flooded area to dry correctly. Things like wet fabrics may not be saved easily.

Your house’s framework and floors aren’t impervious to water weight either. Because of this, do not go near sagging ceilings or warped floors. Areas like these have likely absorbed the most water and could crumble around you.

Paul Davis Restoration

Paul Davis contractors are experts on water damage. But with a some help from you, the water damage can be treated faster. We can return your property back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our technicians have worked with a range of flood conditions in a range of home and business properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can return to normal.