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Fixing Water Damage

Water damage at home can come from several sources. If left to continue, water damage can deteriorate the foundation of your property. Floors, walls and other surfaces are especially vulnerable to harboring mold and mildew when water damage is neglected. If your property takes on water damage, get the experts at Paul Davis.

Before Our Professionals Arrive

Before a Paul Davis professional arrives, there are several things you can do to make the process faster. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite possessions, it’s important to act quickly to postpone water damage in your home.

Be sure your property is safe to work in. Turn off all electronics and breakers around your home to avoid electrocution. This may sound overly cautious, but dampened appliances can be harmful when exposed to water.

Salvaging Possessions & your Home

Water is a pervasive liquid that can soak into every corner of your house. Move all your smaller items to deter further water damage. Use a dry, level area to lay books, magazines and other paper items. Magazines and any inked items should be go on a dry, level area. Lamps, knickknacks and additional tabletop items should also be removed. The cleaning can begin when you’ve moved newspapers, small items and other damp materials.

To begin the drying process, use fans or your home’s AC in your home to circulate air throughout the area. Wipe and mop wet surfaces such as shelves to make sure minor pools of sitting water have been absorbed. Though you may want to try, do not use a standard home vacuum cleaner to remove water. The average vacuum isn’t designed to clean up puddles of water. If your furniture has been affected, use wooden or cement blocks to elevate heavy chairs off the floor.

Carpet and fabrics take on weight when exposed to water. This additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to move. If you have to remove a carpet, lift carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the flooded area to dry correctly. Depending on the severity of water damage in your home, you might not be able to save every item of fabric you own.

The same water weight that damages rugs and carpets can damage your home’s structure. Because of this, avoid sinking ceilings or bowed floors. Areas like these have likely absorbed the most water and could crumble around you.

Why You Should Call Paul

Paul Davis specialists are experts on water damage. {And with a some help from you, we can get to work faster.} We know how to return your property back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our experts are experienced and have worked with varying degrees of water damage in all types of home and business properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.