Responding to Water Damage
Issues such as mildew can grow from even minor leaks in your water line. In the event that water damage strikes your home, the pros at Paul Davis are experts in restoration. When you discover leaking or flooding on your property, don’t hesitate to act. After calling professionals to help, follow our steps to ensure a safe recovery for your home. If you encounter water damage of any caliber in your home, don’t hesitate to call Paul Davis professionals. Whatever the cause, taking measures quickly against water damage is important to prevent further problems.
Before We Arrive
Before a Paul Davis pro arrives, there are several steps you can do to help make the restoration speed up. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your prized possessions, it’s crucial to take action quickly to prevent water damage in your home.
Before working, you need to verify your home is safe to enter. Your property becomes a risky place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Before entering your home, turn off the main breaker.
First Things First
A serious home flood can leave all your possessions wet. As soon as your home is safe to enter, move all your possessions. Level, sturdy surfaces are ideal for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. This also includes little tabletop things, such as lamps and collectables. The hard work begins when you’ve removed books and other small items.
To start the drying process, use air conditioning or fans throughout your home to channel air around the area. Soak up all smaller pools and sitting water with a wet mop or towels. Though you may want to try, you should not use a normal home vacuum to remove water. This can damage the appliance or harm you if improperly handled. When you’re ready to move furniture, lift up furnishings like sofas and heavy chairs using wooden or cement blocks to elevate them off the wet areas.
Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that extra weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur difficult to lift. This means when you need to move a large fabric item, proceed carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry properly. Pieces like furniture may not be saved easily.
The same water weight that affects carpets and rugs can damage your home’s foundation. Floors and ceilings might warp when they absorb too much water weight, it’s best to avoid these areas.
Why Call Paul?
Water damage is no match for Paul Davis. With a little professionals arrive speeds up the restoration process. We know how to get your property back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our experts are experienced and have worked with varying degrees of water damage in all types of residential and business properties. Additionally, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.