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Water Damage in your Home


Water damage at home can come from several places. No matter where it begins, it can result in severe harm to the foundation and stability indoors. Floors, walls and other surfaces are especially vulnerable to harboring mold and mildew when water damage is neglected. The Paul Davis specialists are the ones to talk to when your home or business experiences water damage.

Preparing for the Professionals

Before a Paul Davis specialist arrives, there are different steps you can do to help make the process speed up. To save everything in your home from water damage, it’s crucial to act quickly.

Don’t enter your house until you know it’s safe. The dangerous combination of water and electricity makes a dampened home a risky place to enter. Shut off the main breaker before entering your home. Even if they look harmless, home appliances can pack a punch when damaged by water.

First Things First

A severe flood can leave everything you own dampened. To prevent water damage from destroying small possessions, remove them before large furniture. Paper and inked things like magazines need a level, dry surface. Small lamps, collectibles and other display items should also be removed. Once you’ve moved small items, books and other dampened materials, the cleaning can begin.

Fans or air conditioning can circulate air around your home and begin drying the area. Absorb all minor pools and sitting water with a wet mop or towels. Though you may want to try, you should not use a standard home vacuum cleaner to clean water. The average vacuum isn’t designed to suck up pools of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, prop up seating like heavy chairs and sofas onto wooden or cement blocks to above them away from the the floor.

Fabrics and carpet are especially heavy when wet. All that extra weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur hard to lift. This means when you must remove a rug, proceed carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the flooded area to dry thoroughly. Keep in mind that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you may not be able to salvage them.

In severe flooding events, the extra water weight can affect the structural integrity of your house. Because of this, stay away from drooping ceilings or warped floors. These areas have likely absorbed the most water and could fall around you.

Why You Should Call Paul

Paul Davis technicians are experts on water damage. {And with a little prep work from homeowners, we can start removing the flooding more quickly.} We can return your property back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our professionals have worked in a range of flood conditions in different types of residential and commercial properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.