Houston TX Water Damage Tips

From faulty washing machines to leaky pipes, water damage changes in origin and scale. Wherever it comes from, it can cause serious harm to the infrastructure and stability indoors. Wooden surfaces and drywall are prone to mold and mildew growth if neglected after water damage. Paul Davis specialists of Houston are the ones to reach when your property needs water damage restoration.

Getting Ready for the Experts

It can be hard not to try and remedy the flooding yourself. That said, we recommend leaving the job up to the professionals. However, there are some ways to clean before the restoration professionals arrive. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your prized things, it’s important to work quickly to postpone water damage in your home.

First, make sure your property is safe to enter. Power down all electronics and breakers around your home to avoid electrocution. This may sound overly careful, but damaged appliances can be harmful when exposed to water.

First Things First

Water is a pervasive liquid that can dampen every corner of your home. To prevent water damage from harming small possessions, relocate them before large items. Even, flat areas are ideal for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. Lamps, collectibles and additional tabletop items should also be removed. Once you’ve moved handheld items, books and any other wet materials, the cleaning can begin.

To dry your home, use fans. Leave the larger messes for the specialists, however, you can wipe and mop surface messes Though you may want to try, don’t use a standard home vacuum to clean water. The average vacuum isn’t designed to clean up bodies of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, stack furnishings such as sofas using wooden and cement blocks to above them off the wet areas.

Carpet and fabrics are very heavy when soaked. This extra weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur hard to move. This means when you need to remove a large fabric item, lift carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry thoroughly. Depending on the severity of water damage in your home, you might not be able to keep every piece of fabric you own.

Water affects your property’s’ structure the same way it affects rugs and carpets. Because of this, avoid drooping ceilings or bowed floors. Areas like these have likely taken on the most water and could collapse under weight.

Why Call Paul?

Water damage is no match for Paul Davis. A little prep work from you before professionals arrive speeds up the restoration process. We know how to restore your home back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our specialists have restored a range of flood conditions in different types of residential and business properties around Houston. Additionally, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can return to normal.