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Water Damage in your Home

Water damage in your home can begin from several sources. If left to continue, water damage can harm the structure of your property. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are especially vulnerable to fungal growth if neglected after water damage. Our professionals at Paul Davis are the experts to talk to when your property takes on water damage.

Before the Pros Arrive

There are different measures you can take before Paul Davis specialists come to assist. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite possessions, it’s important to take action quickly to avoid water damage in your home.

First, evaluate the condition of your property. We all know that water and electricity are hazardous together, so search for electrical hazards around your home before you start cleaning. Uncovered wiring or wet electronics can be a threat, even when appliances have been powered down. To ensure total safety, turn off all breakers and circuits around your property to avoid electrocution.

Saving Items and your Home

A serious flood in your home can leave furniture and possessions wet. When your property is safe to enter, remove all your possessions. Even, sturdy surfaces are ideal for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. Small lamps, knickknacks and additional display items should also be removed. Once you’ve moved smaller items, newspaper and other damp materials, you can begin cleaning.

To dry your home, use fans or your AC system. Dry water from wood furniture and flat surfaces. Though you may want to try, never use a regular home vacuum to clean water. This can damage the appliance or harm you if incorrectly handled. When you’re ready to move furniture, lift up furnishings like heavy chairs using wooden or cement blocks to above them off the floor.

Fabrics and carpet take on weight when exposed to water. The additional weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur difficult to dry. So if you need to move a carpet, proceed with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry correctly. Remember that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you may not be able to salvage them.

Your house’s foundation and floors aren’t immune to water weight either. Because of this, avoid sinking ceilings or warped floors. These areas have likely taken on the most water and could fall under weight.

Why Call Paul?

Experts from Paul Davis are experienced with flooding {But with a some assistance from our customers, we can the water damage will be treated faster.} We know how to return your house back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our technicians have restored a range of flood conditions in different types of residential and commercial properties. Additionally, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can return to normal.