Water Damage in your Home


Water damage in your home can begin from several sources. Wherever it comes from, it can result in serious harm to the structure and fixtures inside. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are particularly vulnerable to mold and mildew growth if neglected after water damage. If your property takes on water damage, call the specialists at Paul Davis.

Before Our We Arrive

It can be tempting to try and fix the situation yourself. That said, we recommend leaving the work up to the experts. However, there are some ways to clean before the Paul Davis crew arrives. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite possessions, it’s essential to work quickly to prevent water damage in your home.

Make sure your house is in a safe condition to enter before starting work. Your property becomes a risky place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Before stepping into your home, turn off the main breaker. Even if they look harmless, home appliances can pack a punch when touched by water.

Saving Possessions and your Home

A serious flood in your home can leave all your possessions wet. Move all your small possessions to deter more water damage. Even, sturdy surfaces are best for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. Lamps, collectibles and additional tabletop items should also be removed. Once you’ve removed handheld items, books and any other damp materials, the cleaning can begin.

Move air around your property with air conditioning to dry the floors, walls and other surfaces. Dry all smaller pools and sitting water with a wet mop or towels. Though you may want to try, you should not use a normal home vacuum to clean water. This can damage the appliance and harm you if improperly handled. To avoid further water damage, use wooden and cement props to raise furniture off the floor.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. The extra weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs difficult to move. This means when you have to remove a large fabric item, proceed carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry correctly. Remember that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you may not be able to salvage them.

Water affects your home’s structure in a similar way it affects rugs and carpets. Because of this, do not go near drooping ceilings or bowed floors. Areas like these have likely taken on the most water and could fall around you.

Paul Davis Restoration

Specialists from Paul Davis know water damage {But with a some assistance from homeowners, we can begin reversing the flooding more quickly.} We will restore your home back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our pros have restored a range of flood conditions in different types of residential and commercial properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can return to normal.