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What to Do if You See Water Damage


Flood damage at home can begin from several sources. No matter how it starts, it can cause severe problems for the foundation and fixtures indoors. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are especially vulnerable to fungal invasion after taking on water. If your home takes on water damage, contact the specialists at Paul Davis.

Before Our Professionals Come to Your House

There are several solutions you can try before Paul Davis specialists arrive. You need to move quickly to salvage everything in your home from water damage.

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

Getting Started

A severe flood in your home can leave everything damaged. To prevent water damage from destroying small items, remove them before large furniture. Even, sturdy areas are best for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. Don’t forget light fixtures and other tabletop pieces either. Once you’ve removed smaller items, newspaper and other dampened materials, the cleaning can begin.

Move air around your home using air conditioning to dry your furniture and other possessions. Leave the larger spills for the experts, but you can wipe or mop smaller messes Though you may want to try, you should not use a standard home vacuum to clean water. This can damage the vacuum or hurt you if improperly handled. When you’re ready to move furniture, lift up furnishings such as heavy chairs onto wooden or cement blocks to elevate them away from the the wet areas.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to lift. If you need to remove a rug, proceed carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry correctly. Depending on the severity of water damage in your home, you might not be able to salvage every piece of fabric you own.

In severe flooding events, the additional water weight can hurt the structural strength of your home. Because of this, do not go near sagging ceilings or warped floors. These areas have likely taken on large amounts of water and could collapse around you.

Why Call Paul?

Paul Davis experts know water damage. {But with a some assistance from homeowners, we can begin working faster.} We can return your home back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our experts have worked in a range of flood conditions in different types 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.