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What to Do if You See Water Damage


Flood damage in your home can begin from a series of places. If left unchecked, water damage can harm the stability of your property. Floors, walls and other surfaces are susceptible to mold and mildew growth after covered in water. The Paul Davis specialists are the ones to talk to when your home or business experiences water damage.

Before The Paul Davis Come to Your House

Before a Paul Davis specialist arrives, there are different things you can do to make the restoration faster. To salvage everything in your home from water damage, it’s necessary to act quickly.

Before acting, you need to verify your property is safe to enter. The hazardous blend of water and electricity makes a flooded home a risky place to work in. Shut off the main breaker before entering your home. Even if they look safe, home appliances can be dangerous when damaged by water.

Getting Started

Water gets into everything. Move all your smaller things to deter further water damage. Paper and inked items like newspapers need a stable, dry surface. Do not forget lamps and other tabletop items either. The hard work begins when you’ve relocated books and other small items.

Fans and air conditioning move air through your home and begin drying the area. Absorb all minor pools and standing water with a wet mop and towels. Though you may want to try, do not use a normal home vacuum cleaner to remove water. This can damage the vacuum or hurt you if incorrectly used. When you’re ready to move furniture, raise up furnishings such as heavy chairs using wooden or cement blocks to elevate them above the floor.

Carpet and fabrics are very heavy when soaked. All that extra weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur difficult to move. So if you must remove a carpet, proceed carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry correctly. Pieces such as wet fabrics might not be saved easily.

The same water weight that damages rugs and carpets can hurt your home’s structure. Because of this, avoid sagging ceilings or warped floors. These areas have likely taken on the most water and could crumble under weight.

Why Paul Davis?

Paul Davis pros know water damage. {But with a little prep work from homeowners, we can begin working faster.} We will restore your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our technicians have worked with a range of flood conditions in different types of residential and business properties. Additionally, Paul Davis will work with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can get life back to normal.