Fixing Water Damage


Flood damage at home can begin from several issues. If left to continue, water damage can hurt the foundation of your home. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are prone to mold and mildew growth if neglected after water damage. Our specialists at Paul Davis are the ones to talk to when your property takes on water damage.

Before Our Contractors Come to Your House

Before a Paul Davis professional appears, there are several measures you can do to help make the job speed up. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite things, it’s crucial to work quickly to prevent water damage in your home.

Be sure your home is safe to enter. Turn off all electronics and breakers around your home to avoid electrocution. This may sound overly careful, but dampened appliances can be dangerous when exposed to water.

Salvaging Items & your Home

Water gets into everything. To keep water damage from destroying small items, move them them first. Use a dry, flat surface to put books, magazines and other paper things. Newspaper and other inked items should be placed on a dry, flat surface. Don’t forget light fixtures and other tabletop items either. The hard work begins when you’ve relocated magazines and other small items.

To begin the drying process, use air movers or air conditioning throughout your home to channel air around the area. Leave the larger spills for the specialists, however, you can wipe or mop easier messes Though you may want to try, you should never use a standard home vacuum to remove water. The average vacuum isn’t equipped to suck up bodies of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, raise up furnishings like sofas and heavy chairs onto wooden or cement blocks to elevate them above the wet areas.

Carpet and fabrics take on weight when exposed to water. This extra weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs difficult to move. So if you need to remove a large fabric item, lift with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry properly. Remember that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you may not be able to save them.

The same water weight that affects rugs and carpets can damage your home’s structure. Because of this, stay away from sinking ceilings or bowed floors. These areas have likely absorbed large amounts of water and could fall around you.

Paul Davis Restoration

Experts from Paul Davis are experienced with flooding {But with a some help from homeowners, we can get to work faster.} We can return your property back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our technicians have worked with a variety of flood conditions in different types of residential and commercial properties. Additionally, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.