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What to Do if You See Water Damage


From faulty washing machines to broken roofs, water damage varies in source and scale. If left to continue, water damage can deteriorate the foundation of your property. Wooden surfaces and drywall are prone to fungal growth when flood damage is neglected. Our specialists at Paul Davis are the experts to reach when your property takes on water damage.

Before The Paul Davis Arrive

There are different steps you can take before Paul Davis specialists arrive. To save everything on your property from water damage, it’s essential to act quickly.

First you need to evaluate the condition of your property. It’s common knowledge that water and electricity are hazardous together, so search for electrical hazards around your home before you act. Even if it appears harmless, stay away from items like TVs, toasters or any household appliances. Turn off all breakers and circuits to avoid electrocution and ensure total safety.

First Things First

A severe flood can leave all your items damaged. Relocate all your smaller things to prevent further water damage. Even, dry areas are suitable for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. This also includes small tabletop items, such as lamps and collectibles. The hard work begins once you’ve relocated newspapers and other small items.

To dry your house, use several fans. Soak up all smaller puddles and standing water with a wet mop or towels. Though you may want to try, never use a standard home vacuum cleaner to clean water. This can damage the vacuum or hurt you if incorrectly handled. When you’re ready to move furniture, prop up seating like sofas onto wooden or cement blocks to elevate them off the floor.

Fabrics and carpet take on weight when soaked. This additional weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs difficult to move. So if you need to remove a large fabric item, lift carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry properly. Pieces like these might not be saved easily.

Your house’s framework and floors aren’t impervious to water weight either. Ceilings and floors might warp when they absorb too much water weight, be sure to avoid these hazards.

Why Paul Davis?

Paul Davis professionals know water damage. {And with a little prep work from our customers, we can the water damage will be removed faster.} We will restore your home back to normal safely and quickly. Our professionals have restored a variety of flood conditions in different types of home and commercial properties. Additionally, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can get life back to normal.