Water Damage at Home

From faulty appliances to leaky pipes, water damage changes in source and severity. Wherever it begins, it can cause serious harm to the infrastructure and fixtures indoors. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are prone to fungal growth after covered in water. If your property takes on water damage, contact the experts at Paul Davis.

Before The Paul Davis Come to Your House

It can be hard not to try and fix the leak yourself. That said, we recommend leaving the work up to the professionals. However, there are some things you can do before the restoration professionals arrive. You need to work quickly to salvage everything in your home from water damage.

Make sure your home is in a safe condition to enter before working. Your property becomes a dangerous place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Turn off the main breaker before entering your home. Even if they look safe, home appliances can pack a punch when touched by water.

Salvaging Possessions and your Home

Water can get into everything. To prevent water damage from harming small possessions, move them them first. Use a dry, flat area to put books, magazines and other paper things. Books and other inked items should be go on a dry, flat area. Small lamps, knickknacks and additional display items should also be removed. You can begin cleaning when you’ve moved books, small items and other wet materials.

Move air around your home with air conditioning to dry the floors, walls and other surfaces. Dry water from wood furniture or flat surfaces. Though you may want to try, don’t use a standard home vacuum cleaner to clean water. Incorrect use of these appliances can be dangerous to you and break the vacuum. To avoid further water damage, use wooden and cement blocks to raise furniture off the floor.

Carpet and fabrics are very heavy when wet. All that extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to lift. So if you have to remove a rug, proceed carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry properly. Depending on the amount of water damage in your home, you might not be able to salvage every piece of fabric you own.

In serious flooding cases, the extra water weight can affect the structural strength of your home. Ceilings and floors might warp when they take on water weight, it’s best to stay away from these areas.

Why Paul Davis?

Paul Davis specialists are experts on water damage. {And with a some help from you, we can begin reversing the damage faster.} We can return your house back to normal safely and quickly. Our specialists are experienced and have worked with severe, moderate and small amounts of water damage in a range of residential and commercial spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis will work with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can return to normal.