Flood and Water Damage Treatments
From faulty washing machines to leaky roofs, water damage changes in source and scale. No matter where it starts, it can result in serious problems for the foundation and fixtures indoors. Floors, walls and other surfaces are prone to fungal invasion when water damage is left untreated. Our specialists at Paul Davis are the experts to call when your home or business experiences water damage.
Getting Ready for the Experts
It can be hard not to try and fix the situation yourself. That said, we recommend leaving the work up to the experts. However, there are some things you can do before the Paul Davis crew arrives. You need to act quickly to salvage everything in your home from water damage.
Make sure your house is safe to enter before beginning work. Your property becomes a risky place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Power off the main breaker before walking into your home. Even if they look undamaged, home appliances can deliver a powerful shock when touched by water.
First Things First
A serious flood in your home can leave furniture and possessions damaged. As soon as your property is safe to enter, move all your possessions. Use a dry, level surface to lay books, magazines and other paper things. Newspaper and any inked items should be lie on a dry, level surface. Do not forget lamps and other tabletop items either. The cleaning can begin when you’ve moved books, small items and other damp materials.
Fans or air conditioning move air around your house and begin drying the area. Soak up all smaller puddles and sitting water with a wet mop or towels. Though you may want to try, don’t use a regular home vacuum to remove water. This can damage the appliance and harm you if improperly used. When you’re ready to move furniture, raise up furnishings like sofas and heavy chairs onto wooden and cement blocks to elevate them above the wet areas.
Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. This additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to move. If you must remove a rug, lift carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry correctly. Keep in mind that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you might not be able to salvage them.
The same water weight that affects carpets and rugs can damage your home’s foundation. Floors and ceilings may bow when they take on water weight, be sure to stay clear of these areas.
Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis contractors know water damage. But with a little prep work from you, we can begin working faster. We will return your house back to normal safely and quickly. Our experts have restored a variety of flood conditions in different types of residential and business properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis will work with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.