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How to Handle Water Damage


From faulty appliances to broken pipes, water damage varies in source and scale. If neglected, water damage can harm the foundation of your home. Floors, walls and other surfaces are particularly vulnerable to harboring mold and mildew if untreated after flood damage. If your home experiences water damage, contact the professionals at Paul Davis.

Before Paul Davis Pros Arrive

There are different measures you can take before Paul Davis service masters arrive. To save everything at home from water damage, it’s crucial to act quickly.

First, make sure your home is safe to work in. Deactivate all electronics and breakers around your home to avoid electrocution. This may sound overly cautious, but damaged appliances can be harmful when exposed to water.

First Things First

Water can get into everything. To prevent water damage from destroying small possessions, move them them first. Use a dry, flat surface to place books, magazines and other paper items. Magazines and other inked items should be go on a dry, flat surface. This includes little tabletop items, such as lamps and knickknacks. The real work begins when you’ve relocated magazines and other small items.

To start the drying process, we recommend air movers and your home’s AC throughout your home to push air throughout the area. Let the professionals take care of the big messes Though you may want to try, do not use a normal home vacuum cleaner to remove water. Incorrect use of these tools can be harmful to you and break the vacuum. When you’re ready to move furniture, prop up seating like heavy chairs and sofas using wooden and cement blocks to above them away from the the wet areas.

Fabrics and carpet are particularly heavy when exposed to water. This extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to move. So if you have to move a carpet, lift carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry thoroughly. Things like wet fabrics may not be easily salvaged.

Water treats your home’s structure in a similar way it affects carpets and rugs. Ceilings and floors may bend when they take on water weight, be sure to avoid these areas.

Paul Davis Restoration

Water damage is easy for Paul Davis. {And with a some assistance from you, we can get to work immediately.} We work hard to get your property back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our technicians have worked in a variety of flood conditions in different types of residential and business properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can get life back to normal.