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Responding to Water Damage

From broken refrigerators to leaky roofs, water damage varies in origin and scale. If neglected, water damage can harm the structure of your home. Floors, walls and other surfaces are susceptible to harboring mold and mildew when water damage is neglected. The Paul Davis specialists are the ones to reach when your property requires water damage restoration.

Preparing for the Experts

Before a Paul Davis professional appears, there are several things you can do to help make the job speed up. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite things, it’s crucial to take action quickly to prevent water damage in your home.

First, assess the safety of your home. We all know that water and electricity are a hazardous combination, so look for electrical hazards on the premises before you begin cleanup. Even when shut off, bare wiring or wet electronics can be a hazard. We suggest shutting off all breakers and circuits to ensure total safety.

Salvaging Items and your Home

Water is a persistent liquid that can leak into every corner of your house. As soon as your house is safe to enter, remove all your possessions. Use a dry, flat surface to put books, magazines and other paper things. Newspaper and any inked items should be lie on a dry, flat surface. Do not forget light fixtures and other shelf things either. You can begin cleaning as soon as you’ve relocated books, small items and other dampened materials.

To dry your house, use fans or your AC system. Let the specialists dry the big messes Though you may want to try, never use a regular home vacuum cleaner to remove water. The average vacuum isn’t designed to clean up puddles of water. To help the floor and furniture dry, use wooden and cement props to lift heavy chairs away from the the floor.

Carpet and fabrics are quite heavy when exposed to water. The extra weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs difficult to move. If you need to move a rug, proceed with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the flooded area to dry correctly. Items such as draperies might not be salvaged easily.

The same water weight that affects rugs and carpets can hurt your home’s foundation. Floors and ceilings may warp when they absorb too much water weight, be sure to stay clear of these hazards.

Why Paul Davis?

Experts from Paul Davis know water damage {But with a little prep work from our customers, we can the water damage can be removed faster.} We can get your property back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our specialists are experienced and have worked with all types of of water damage in different kinds of home and business properties. Additionally, Paul Davis will work with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can get life back to normal.