Water Damage Tips

Flood damage in your home can begin from several issues. Wherever it starts, it can result in serious problems for the infrastructure and fixtures inside. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are particularly vulnerable to fungal invasion after covered in water. If your home takes on water damage, get the experts at Paul Davis.

Before The Paul Davis Come to Your House

There are several measures you can take before Paul Davis specialists come to help. To save everything in your home from water damage, it’s necessary to act quickly.

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

Saving Possessions & your Home

A serious flood can leave furniture and possessions dampened. When your house is safe to enter, relocate all your possessions. Level, dry areas are ideal for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. Don’t forget light fixtures and other shelf pieces either. The hard work begins when you’ve moved magazines and other small items.

To start the drying process, we recommend air movers and your home’s AC in your house to channel air around the area. Let the professionals dry the big messes. Though you may want to try, never use a standard home vacuum to remove water. Standard vacuums aren’t equipped to clean up bodies of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, stack furnishings like heavy chairs using wooden and cement blocks to above them above the floor.

Fabrics and carpet become heavier when soaked. All that extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods difficult to lift. If you have to remove a large fabric item, lift carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry correctly. Remember that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you may not be able to save them.

The same water weight that damages rugs and carpets can damage your home’s foundation. Because of this, do not go near sagging ceilings or warped floors. Areas like these have likely taken on the most water and could collapse under weight.

Paul Davis Restoration

Paul Davis professionals are experts on water damage. But with a some help from you, we can begin working sooner. We will get your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our specialists have restored a range of flood conditions in different kinds of residential and business spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.