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Water Damage Tips


Mildew, mold and other hazards can result from small leaks. The pros at Paul Davis are the people to ask when you need water damage restoration. If you find leaking or flooding on your property, don’t hesitate to act. After contacting professionals to help, use the following steps to ensure a happy recovery for your home. Water damage in homes is the perfect environment for mold to thrive. Whether from leaky appliances or flash flooding, taking action correctly to prevent water damage is important to prevent further issues.

Before the Pros Arrive

It can be hard not to try and fix the situation yourself. That said, it’s best to leave the job up to the pros. However, there are some things you can do before the Paul Davis crew arrives. To save everything on your property from water damage, it’s important to act quickly.

Make sure your home is in a safe condition to enter before starting work. The hazardous combination of water and electricity makes a dampened home an unsafe place to work in. Before walking into your home, turn off the main breaker.

Saving your Possessions and your Home

Water is a pervasive liquid that can leak into every corner of your property. To prevent water damage from harming small possessions, relocate them before larger items. Use a dry, flat area to place books, magazines and other paper items. Books and paper or inked items should be lie on a dry, flat area. Don’t forget light fixtures and other shelf things either. The cleaning can begin once you’ve relocated paper material, small items and other wet materials.

Move air around your home using air conditioning to dry. Leave the big messes for the experts, however, you can wipe or mop easier spots. Though you may want to try, you should not use a normal home vacuum cleaner to clean water. Standard vacuums aren’t designed to clean up bodies of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, stack furniture like heavy chairs and sofas using wooden or cement blocks to elevate them off the wet areas.

Carpet and fabrics are especially heavy when wet. The extra weight makes rugs, fur and leather goods harder hard to move. So if you have to move a rug, proceed carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry thoroughly. Depending on how much water damage your home takes on, you may not be able to save every item of fabric you own.

Water affects your property’s structure the same way it affects rugs and carpets. Because of this, do not go near sagging ceilings or bent floors. These areas have likely taken on large amounts of water and could collapse around you.

Why Paul Davis?

Professionals from Paul Davis know water damage With a little professionals arrive speeds up the restoration process. We will restore your home back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our specialists have restored a range of flood conditions in different types of home and commercial properties around Steens. Furthermore, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.