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Recovering from Water Damage

Mildew, mold and other issues can result from minor leaks. Whether from an appliance or the result of nature, water damage has serious consequences for your home. Surfaces around your home are vulnerable to fungal invasion when water damage has been left untreated. After you reach us to help, follow our steps to ensure a proper recovery for your home. If you encounter water damage of any size at home, don’t wait to call Paul Davis professionals. Whatever the cause, taking measures quickly to prevent water damage is crucial to ensure no further problems.

Before We Arrive

There are several solutions you can try before Paul Davis specialists arrive. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your prized things, it’s crucial to act quickly to postpone water damage in your home.

Before beginning, you need to ensure your house is safe to enter. The dangerous mixture of water and electricity makes a dampened home a risky place to enter. Before walking into your home, turn off the main breaker.

First Things First

A severe flood in your home can leave everything soaked. Remove all your smaller things to avoid increased water damage. Level, dry areas are best for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. This includes little tabletop things, such as lamps and collectables. The cleaning can begin when you’ve removed magazines, small items and other damp materials.

To dry your property, use several fans. Let the experts handle the big messes, however, you can wipe or mop smaller spots. Though you may want to try, don’t use a standard home vacuum to remove water. Incorrect use of these tools can be dangerous to you and break the vacuum. If your furniture has been affected, use wooden and cement blocks to lift furniture off the floor.

Fabrics and carpet take on weight when exposed to water. The additional weight makes leather goods, rugs and fur difficult to dry. If you have to remove a large fabric item, proceed carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry correctly. Things like furniture may not be easily salvaged.

In severe flooding events, the additional water weight can damage the foundation of your home. Ceilings and floors might warp when they take on water weight, it’s best to stay away from these areas.

Paul Davis in Starkville, Columbus, & West Point MS

Professionals from Paul Davis know water damage With a little professionals arrive speeds up the restoration process. We work hard to return your house back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our experts have restored a variety of flood conditions in different types of residential and business properties around Starkville, Columbus, & West Point. Additionally, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.