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Water Damage at Home


Even a minor leak can leave your home vulnerable to mildew and other problems. Whether it’s a leaky appliance or flash flooding, water damage left untamed on your property can be a hazard to your family. If you find leaking or flooding on your property, don’t wait to act. Once you contact the experts for assistance, use the following steps to ensure a happy recovery for your home. Water damage in homes is a breeding ground for mold, mildew and other hazards. Whatever the cause, acting correctly against water damage is important to ensure no further problems.

Preparing for the Professionals

There are several solutions you can try before Paul Davis restoration professionals come to help. To salvage everything on your property from water damage, it’s necessary to act quickly.

The first step to take is to assess the any hazards in your home. We all know that water and electricity are hazardous together, so inspect the area for electrical hazards on the premises before you begin cleanup. Even if they look safe, stay away from items like televisions, microwaves or any household appliances. Even when powered down, uncovered wiring or damp electronics can be a danger. To avoid accidents, turn off all breakers and circuits around your property to avoid electrocution.

First Things First

A serious flood in your home can leave everything wet. To keep water damage from destroying small items, remove them first. Paper and inked things like books need a flat, dry surface. Small lamps, knickknacks and other display items should also be removed. Once you’ve moved handheld items, newspaper and other dampened materials, you can begin cleaning.

To begin the drying process, use fans or air conditioning throughout your house to move air throughout the area. Soak up water from wooden furniture or flat surfaces. Though you may want to try, don’t use a normal home vacuum to clean water. Incorrect use of these tools can be dangerous to you and harm the vacuum. Once the room is clear of smaller items, use wooden and cement blocks to raise sofas off the floor.

Carpet and fabrics are especially heavy when wet. All that extra weight makes leather goods, rugs and fur hard to dry. If you have to move a carpet, lift carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry properly. Things like draperies may not be salvaged easily.

Your house’s foundation and floors aren’t immune to water weight either. Floors and ceilings will bow when they take on water weight, it’s best to stay clear of these areas.

Paul Davis in Columbus MS

Experts from Paul Davis know water damage They can treat your home more effectively with a little prep work from you. We can get your home back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our professionals are experienced and have worked with severe, moderate and small amounts of water damage in a range of residential and commercial spaces. Additionally, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can return to normal.