Flood and Water Damage Treatments

From broken refrigerators to broken roofs, water damage changes in source and scale. No matter where it comes from, it can result in serious problems for the structure and stability indoors. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are susceptible to mold and mildew growth after covered in water. The Paul Davis specialists are the experts to call when your home or business needs water damage restoration.

Getting Ready for the Experts

Before a Paul Davis service master arrives, there are different things you can do to help make the process speed up. To salvage everything at home from water damage, it's crucial to act quickly. The first step to take is to evaluate the any hazards in your property. It's no secret that water and electricity are hazardous together, so inspect the area for electrical hazards nearby before you begin cleanup. Even when powered down, uncovered wiring or damp electronics can present a threat. To avoid accidents, shut off all breakers and circuits around your property to prevent electrocution.

Getting Started

A serious flood in your home can leave all your possessions dampened. As soon as your house is safe to enter, relocate all your possessions. Use a dry, stable surface to place books, magazines and other paper things. Magazines and paper or inked items should be lie on a dry, stable surface. Lamps, knickknacks and additional tabletop items should also be removed. Once you've removed handheld items, magazines and other dampened materials, you can begin cleaning. To dry your property, use several fans. Let the specialists handle the big damage. Though you may want to try, you should not use a standard home vacuum cleaner to clean water. Improper use of these tools can be hazardous to you and harm the vacuum. When you're ready to move furniture, stack seating such as sofas and heavy chairs onto wooden or cement blocks to above them off the wet areas. Fabrics and carpet become heavier when soaked. All that extra weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur difficult to move. So if you need to remove a large fabric item, proceed with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry correctly. Depending on the amount of water damage in your home, you may not be able to salvage every piece of fabric you own. The same water weight that affects rugs and carpets can hurt your home's structure. Because of this, avoid drooping ceilings or warped floors. These areas have likely taken on large amounts of water and could crumble under weight.

Paul Davis Restoration

Experts from Paul Davis know water damage. And with a some help from homeowners, we can get to work faster. We will return your property back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our experts have restored a range of flood conditions in a range of home and business properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.