Flood and Water Damage Treatments

Water damage at home can come from several sources. No matter how it comes from, it can result in serious problems for the infrastructure and stability inside. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are prone to fungal invasion after taking on water. If your home takes on water damage, call the specialists from Paul Davis.

Before Our Specialists Come to Your House

Before a Paul Davis technician arrives, there are different things you can do to make the process faster. You need to act quickly to salvage the possessions in your home from water damage.

Do not enter your home unless it’s safe. The hazardous blend of water and electricity makes a dampened home a risky place to enter. Before walking into your home, power off the main breaker. Even if they look harmless, home appliances can be dangerous when damaged by water.

First Things First

Water is a pervasive liquid that can seep into every nook and cranny in your home. As soon as your home is safe to enter, relocate all your possessions. Use a dry, stable area to place books, magazines and other paper things. Newspaper and any inked items should be lie on a dry, stable area. Lamps, collectibles and any other display items should also be removed. Once you’ve removed smaller items, magazines and any other damp materials, the cleaning can begin.

Move air around your home using fans or air conditioning to dry the floors, walls and other surfaces. Wipe or mop wet surfaces like countertops to make sure minor puddles of sitting water have been absorbed. Though you may want to try, you should never use a regular home vacuum to remove water. These appliances aren’t equipped to suck up pools of water. To help the floor and furniture dry, use wooden and cement props to elevate heavy chairs and sofas off the floor.

Fabrics and carpet take on weight when soaked. The extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods difficult to dry. This means when you must move a carpet, proceed with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry correctly. Depending on the scale of water damage in your home, you may not be able to salvage every piece of fabric you own.

Water affects your property’s structure the same way it affects carpets and rugs. Because of this, avoid sagging ceilings or warped floors. Areas like these have likely absorbed large amounts of water and could fall around you.

Paul Davis Restoration

Experts from Paul Davis are experienced with flooding {And with a little prep work from our customers, we can the water damage will be removed faster.} We will get your house back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our pros are experienced and have worked with severe, moderate and small amounts of water damage in a range of residential and commercial spaces. Additionally, Paul Davis will work with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can get life back to normal.