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How to Handle Water Damage


From malfunctioning appliances to broken roofs, water damage varies in origin and severity. If left to continue, water damage can harm the foundation of your home. Wooden surfaces and drywall are especially vulnerable to fungal growth if neglected after flood damage. If your home experiences water damage, call the specialists from Paul Davis.

Before The Paul Davis Come to Your House

There are different steps you can take before Paul Davis specialists come to assist. To save everything in your home from water damage, it’s crucial to act quickly.

Before acting, it is necessary to ensure your property is safe to enter. Your home becomes a dangerous place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Turn off the main breaker before stepping into your home. Even if they look undamaged, home appliances can be dangerous when touched by water.

Getting Started

Water is a persistent substance that can seep into every part of your property. When your house is safe to enter, remove all your possessions. Paper and inked things like books need a level, dry surface. This also includes small tabletop things, such as lamps and knickknacks. The cleaning can begin as soon as you’ve moved paper material, small items and other wet materials.

Circulate air through your house with fans to dry the wet area in your home. Dry all smaller puddles and standing water with a wet mop or towels. Though you may want to try, you should never use a regular home vacuum to clean water. This can damage the appliance and hurt you if incorrectly handled. Once the room is clear of smaller items, use wooden and cement blocks to lift large furniture off the floor.

Carpet and fabrics take on weight when wet. All that extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to lift. This means when you have to remove a large fabric item, proceed with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry properly. Depending on how much water damage your home takes on, you may not be able to keep every item of fabric you own.

The same water weight that affects carpets and rugs can damage your home’s foundation. Floors and ceilings might bow when they absorb too much water weight, be sure to avoid these hazards.

Why Paul Davis?

Paul Davis technicians are experts on water damage. {And with a some help from our customers, we can the water damage will be treated faster.} We work hard to return your house back to normal safely and quickly. Our technicians are experienced and have worked with severe, moderate and small amounts of water damage in different kinds of home and business properties. Additionally, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can return to normal.