Flood and Water Damage Treatments

From broken appliances to leaky pipes, water damage changes in origin and scale. No matter where it starts, it can result in serious problems for the infrastructure and stability inside. Wooden surfaces and drywall are susceptible to harboring mold and mildew after taking on water. If your home takes on water damage, call the specialists at Paul Davis.

Before Our Contractors Arrive

It can be hard not to try and remedy the situation yourself. That said, we recommend leaving the work up to the experts. However, there are some things you can do before the restoration professionals arrive. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your prized possessions, it’s essential to take action quickly to postpone water damage in your home.

Before starting, be sure your home is safe to work in. Unplug all electronics and breakers around your home to avoid electrocution. This may sound overly cautious, but dampened appliances can be hazardous when exposed to water.

Getting Started

Water is a pervasive substance that can dampen every nook and cranny in your house. Remove all your smaller items to deter increased water damage. Level, dry areas are best for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. Don’t forget lamps and other tabletop pieces either. The real work begins once you’ve relocated books and other small items.

To dry your house, use fans or your AC system. Wipe and mop damp areas like tables to make sure smaller pools of standing water have been absorbed. Though you may want to try, you should not use a regular home vacuum to remove water. These appliances aren’t equipped to clean up puddles of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, lift up seating such as sofas and heavy chairs using wooden and cement blocks to elevate them away from the wet areas.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that extra weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur hard to lift. So if you need to move a carpet, lift with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the flooded area to dry thoroughly. Depending on how much water damage your home takes on, you might not be able to save every piece of fabric you own.

Your home’s foundation and floors aren’t impervious to water weight either. Floors and ceilings may bend when they absorb too much water weight, be sure to stay clear of these hazards.

Why Call Paul?

Paul Davis service masters are experienced with flooding. But with a little prep work from homeowners, we can start removing the flooding more quickly. We will get your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our pros are knowledgeable and have worked with varying degrees of water damage in different types of residential and business spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.