Flood and Water Damage Treatments

Water damage in your home can come from a variety of places. No matter how it starts, it can cause serious problems for the foundation and fixtures indoors. Floors, walls and other surfaces are prone to fungal growth when flood damage is neglected. If your home experiences water damage, call the experts at Paul Davis.

Getting Ready for the Professionals

Before a Paul Davis technician appears, there are several measures you can do to help make the restoration faster. To salvage everything on your property from water damage, it’s crucial to act quickly.

Be sure your home is safe to enter. Unplug all electronics and breakers around your property to avoid electrocution. This may sound overly careful, but flooded appliances can be dangerous when exposed to water.

Salvaging Possessions and your Home

Water is a persistent substance that can leak into every nook and cranny in your property. Once your property is safe to enter, move all your possessions. Paper and inked items like magazines need a level, dry surface. Don’t forget light fixtures and other tabletop things either. Once you’ve moved small items, books and other damp materials, the cleaning can begin.

To start the drying process, try using fans or air conditioning in your property to circulate air through the area. Leave the big spills for the experts, but you can wipe and mop easier messes. Though you may want to try, do not use a normal home vacuum cleaner to remove water. The average vacuum isn’t designed to clean up bodies of water. If your furniture has been affected, use wooden or cement props to elevate sofas away from the floor.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. This additional weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs hard to dry. So if you must move a carpet, proceed carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry thoroughly. Depending on the severity of water damage in your home, you might not be able to keep every piece of fabric you own.

Water treats your home’s structure the same way it affects carpets and rugs. Because of this, stay away from sagging ceilings or bent floors. These areas have likely taken on large amounts of water and could crumble under weight.

Paul Davis Restoration

Water damage is no match for the Paul Davis team. And with a some help from our customers, we can begin working right away. We will restore your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our experts have worked with a range 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.