Water Damage at Home

Water damage in your home can begin from a series of sources. If left unchecked, water damage can hurt the stability of your property. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are prone to fungal invasion after taking on water. Our specialists at Paul Davis are the experts to talk to when your property experiences water damage.

Before The Paul Davis Come to Your House

There are a few solutions you can try before Paul Davis service masters arrive. To salvage everything in your home from water damage, it’s important to act quickly.

Don’t enter your house unless it’s safe. Your property becomes an unsafe place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Before entering your home, turn off the main breaker. Even if they look safe, home appliances can be dangerous when damaged by water.

Salvaging Items and your Home

Water is a persistent liquid that can dampen every corner of your house. As soon as your home is safe to enter, remove all your possessions. Level, dry areas are suitable for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. Lamps, collectibles and other display items should also be removed. You can begin cleaning when you’ve moved newspapers, small items and other dampened materials.

Fans and air conditioning circulate air throughout your home and start drying the area. Absorb all minor puddles and standing water with a wet mop or towels. Though you may want to try, you should never use a standard home vacuum cleaner to clean water. This can damage the vacuum or harm you if incorrectly handled. To avoid further water damage, use wooden or cement props to elevate large furniture above the floor.

Carpet and fabrics are typically heavy when wet. All that extra weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs hard to dry. This means when you must remove a rug, lift carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry properly. Keep in mind that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you might not be able to salvage them.

Your house’s foundation and floors aren’t impervious to water weight either. Ceilings and floors may bow when they take on water weight, be sure to stay away from these areas.

Why You Should Call Paul

Paul Davis service masters are experienced with flooding. And with a some assistance from homeowners, we can get to work sooner. We can restore your home back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our specialists are knowledgeable and have worked with severe, moderate and small amounts of water damage in a range of home and commercial spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can get life back to normal.