Baton Rouge LA Water Damage Tips

Flood damage at home can begin from several places. If neglected, water damage can harm the structure of your property. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are especially vulnerable to fungal invasion after taking on water. If your home takes on water damage, get the professionals from Paul Davis of Baton Rouge.

Getting Ready for the Experts

Before a Paul Davis technician arrives, there are several measures you can do to help make the process speed up. To salvage everything on your property from water damage, it’s essential to act quickly.

First, assess the any hazards in your property. It’s no secret that water and electricity are dangerous together, so inspect the area for electrical hazards nearby before you start cleaning. Bare wiring or wet electronics can be a threat, even when they have been turned off. Shut down all breakers and circuits to avoid electrocution and ensure total safety.

Saving Items & your Home

Water is a persistent substance that can dampen every nook and cranny in your home. To prevent water damage from destroying small items, remove them before large items. Level, flat surfaces are best for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. Lamps, collectibles and additional display items should also be removed. Once you’ve moved handheld items, paper items and any other wet materials, you can begin cleaning.

Fans and air conditioning move air through your property and begin drying the area. Remove water from hard furniture and smaller surfaces. Though you may want to try, do not use a standard home vacuum to remove water. This can damage the appliance or hurt you if incorrectly used. When you’re ready to move furniture, raise up furnishings like sofas using wooden and cement blocks to elevate them above the wet areas.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. This extra weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs difficult to dry. So if you have to remove a rug, proceed with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the flooded area to dry thoroughly. Items like these might not be saved easily.

Your property’s foundation and floors aren’t impervious to water weight either. Floors and ceilings may bow when they take on water weight, be sure to stay clear of these hazards.

Why Paul Davis?

Water damage is no match for Paul Davis. A little prep work from you before professionals arrive speeds up the restoration process. We will return your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our technicians are experienced and have worked with all types of water damage in different kinds of home and business spaces. Additionally, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can get life back to normal.