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Water Damage at Home


Plumbing damage for residents in Macon can have serious consequences. In the event of water damage, you should call emergency services and restoration companies in Macon like Paul Davis. Wood floors and walls are prone to mildew and mold when water damage has been left unchecked. Once you’ve called a professional to help, take these steps to ensure a safe recovery for your home. If you find water damage of any caliber on your property, don’t hesitate to act. Whatever the cause, acting fast against water damage is essential to prevent further poor conditions.

Before the Pros Arrive

Before a Paul Davis technician arrives, there are several measures you can do to make the process speed up. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your prized things, it’s crucial to act quickly to prevent water damage in your home.

Shut off the main breaker before walking into your home. Even if they look undamaged, home appliances can be dangerous when damaged by water.

Saving your Possessions and your Home

Water is a persistent substance that can dampen every part of your home. As soon as your property is safe to enter, move all your possessions. Paper and inked things like magazines need a stable, dry surface. This also includes little tabletop things, such as lamps and knickknacks. Once you’ve moved smaller items, books and other damp materials, you can begin cleaning.

To dry your home, use fans or air conditioning. Soak up water from wooden furniture and flat surfaces. Though you may want to try, you should not use a normal home vacuum to clean water. This can damage the vacuum and endanger you if improperly handled. When you’re ready to move furniture, lift up seating such as sofas onto wooden and cement blocks to elevate them off the wet areas.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. The additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods difficult to dry. This means when you must remove a large fabric item, lift carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry thoroughly. Depending on how much water damage your home takes on, you may not be able to salvage every piece of fabric you own.

Water damages your home’s structure the same way it affects carpets and rugs. Floors and ceilings can bend when they take on water weight, it’s best to stay away from these hazards.

Why You Should Call Paul

Paul Davis service masters are experts on water damage. With a little professionals arrive speeds up the restoration process. We can restore your house back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our professionals have worked in a range of flood conditions in different types of home and commercial properties around Macon. Furthermore, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can return to normal.