Flood damage at home can stem from a variety of sources. Wherever it starts, it can cause severe problems for the structure and stability inside. Wooden surfaces and drywall are especially vulnerable to mold and mildew growth if untreated after flood damage. The Paul Davis specialists are the ones to talk to when your home or business requires water damage restoration.
Getting Ready for the Experts
Before a Paul Davis service master appears, there are a few easy measures you can do to make the job faster. To salvage everything at home from water damage, it's crucial to act quickly.
First, assess the safety of your home. We all know that water and electricity are dangerous together, so search for electrical hazards on the premises before you act. Even if it appears in-tact, don't use items like TVs, microwaves or any household appliances. Shut off all breakers and circuits to avoid electrocution and ensure total safety.
First Things First
Water is a pervasive liquid that can dampen every area of your property. When your property is safe to enter, move all your possessions. Even, flat surfaces are ideal for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. Do not forget lamps and other shelf pieces either. You can begin cleaning as soon as you've moved magazines, small items and other dampened materials.
To dry your property, use several fans. Let the professionals dry the big messes. Though you may want to try, do not use a normal home vacuum to clean water. This can damage the vacuum and hurt you if improperly handled. When you're ready to move furniture, stack seating such as heavy chairs using wooden and cement blocks to elevate them above the wet areas.
Carpet and fabrics become heavier when exposed to water. All that additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to move. So if you need to move a large fabric item, proceed with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the flooded area to dry thoroughly. Depending on the scale of water damage in your home, you might not be able to save every piece of fabric you own.
Your property's foundation and floors aren't immune to water weight either. Because of this, avoid drooping ceilings or bent floors. These areas have likely absorbed the most water and could crumble under weight.
Paul Davis Restoration
Water damage is no match for Paul Davis. And with a some assistance from homeowners, we can begin working immediately. We can get your property back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our professionals have restored a range of flood conditions in different types of home and commercial properties. Additionally, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.
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