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Flood and Water Damage Treatments

Water damage at home can begin from several issues. If left unchecked, water damage can hurt the structure of your home. Wooden surfaces and drywall are prone to mold and mildew growth after taking on water. Our professionals at Paul Davis are the ones to reach when your home or business requires water damage restoration.

Getting Ready for the Professionals

Before a Paul Davis service master appears, there are a few easy steps you can do to make the job faster. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite possessions, it’s essential to work quickly to prevent water damage in your home.

First, make sure your home is safe to work in. Unplug all electronics and breakers around your house to avoid electrocution. It may sound overly careful, but damaged appliances can be hazardous when exposed to water.

First Things First

Water is a pervasive liquid that can dampen every part of your property. As soon as your house is safe to enter, move all your possessions. Paper and inked items like newspapers need a level, dry surface. Don’t forget lamps and other shelf things either. Once you’ve moved handheld items, books and any other dampened materials, the cleaning can begin.

Move air around your house using fans or air conditioning to dry the wet area in your home. Remove water from hard furniture and smaller surfaces. Though you may want to try, you should not use a normal home vacuum to clean water. Improper use of these appliances can be hazardous to you and harm the vacuum. When you’re ready to move furniture, prop up furniture like sofas using wooden or cement blocks to elevate them above the wet areas.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. This extra weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur hard to dry. If you must remove a large fabric item, lift carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry properly. Depending on the severity of water damage in your home, you may not be able to save every piece of fabric you own.

Your property’s framework and floors aren’t impervious to water weight either. Because of this, avoid sagging ceilings or bent floors. These areas have likely taken on large amounts of water and could fall around you.

Why Paul Davis?

Paul Davis technicians are experts on water damage. {And with a some assistance from our customers, we can the water damage will be treated more quickly.} We will get your property back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our technicians have restored a range of flood conditions in different types of residential and business properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can get life back to normal.