Flood and Water Damage Treatments

From broken dishwashers to broken roofs, water damage varies in source and severity. No matter how it starts, it can result in severe harm to the infrastructure and stability inside. Floors, walls and other surfaces are prone to mold and mildew growth after covered in water. The Paul Davis specialists are the experts to call when your home or business experiences water damage.

Before Paul Davis Pros Arrive

Before a Paul Davis technician appears, there are a few easy steps you can do to help make the job faster. To save everything at home from water damage, it’s necessary to act quickly.

Before beginning, you need to ensure your house is safe to enter. The hazardous mixture of water and electricity makes a flooded home a risky place to work in. Turn off the main breaker before entering your home. Even if they look harmless, home appliances can pack a punch when touched by water.

Getting Started

A severe flood can leave furniture and possessions damaged. Remove all your smaller possessions to avoid more water damage. Use a dry, level surface to place books, magazines and other paper things. Newspaper and any inked items should be lie on a dry, level surface. Lamps, collectibles and any other tabletop items should also be removed. The cleaning can begin when you’ve moved books, small items and other dampened materials.

To begin the drying process, use fans or air conditioning throughout your home to channel air around the area. Remove water from wooden furniture and smaller surfaces. Though you may want to try, you should never use a standard home vacuum cleaner to clean water. Incorrect use of these tools can be dangerous to you and break the vacuum. Once the room is clear of smaller items, use wooden or cement props to raise heavy chairs away from the the floor.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to lift. If you must move a large fabric item, lift carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the flooded area to dry properly. Depending on the severity of water damage in your home, you may not be able to salvage every piece of fabric you own.

The same water weight that affects carpets and rugs can damage your home’s foundation. Floors and ceilings will bend when they absorb too much water weight, it’s best to stay away from these areas.

Why Paul Davis?

Paul Davis technicians are experts on water damage. {And with a some assistance from our customers, we can get to work sooner.} We can restore your home back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our experts are knowledgeable and have worked with all types of of water damage in all types of residential and commercial spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can get life back to normal.