Water Damage Tips

Flood damage at home can begin from a range of issues. No matter how it comes from, it can cause serious harm to the foundation and fixtures indoors. Floors, walls and other surfaces are especially vulnerable to fungal growth after covered in water. The Paul Davis specialists are the experts to talk to when your home or business takes on water damage.

Getting Ready for the Experts

There are several ways to prepare your home before Paul Davis restoration professionals arrive. To salvage everything at home from water damage, it’s important to act quickly.

Before cleaning, assess the safety of your property. It’s no secret that water and electricity are dangerous together, so look for electrical hazards around your home before you act. Even if look safe, steer clear of objects like televisions, toasters or any household appliances. We recommend shutting off all breakers and circuits to ensure total safety.

First Things First

A serious flood can leave all your possessions dampened. To keep water damage from harming small possessions, move them them before larger items. Level, dry areas are best for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. Lamps, knickknacks and any other tabletop items should also be removed. You can begin cleaning as soon as you’ve moved paper material, small items and other damp materials.

Move air through your home with fans or air conditioning to dry the floors, walls and other surfaces. Let the specialists dry the big damage Though you may want to try, you should never use a normal home vacuum to remove water. Standard vacuums aren’t equipped to clean up puddles of water. Once the room is clear of smaller items, use wooden and cement blocks to elevate heavy chairs and sofas above the floor.

Fabrics and carpet take on weight when exposed to water. All that additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to lift. So if you have to move a rug, lift with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry correctly. Things like draperies might not be saved easily.

Water affects your property’s structure in a similar way it affects rugs and carpets. Floors and ceilings may bend when they take on water weight, it’s best to avoid these hazards.

Paul Davis Restoration

Paul Davis professionals know water damage. {And with a little prep work from you, we can get to work faster.} We will restore your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our professionals are knowledgeable and have worked with varying degrees of water damage in a range of home and business properties. Additionally, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.