Flood and Water Damage Treatments

From broken dishwashers to leaky pipes, water damage varies in source and scale. If left to continue, water damage can harm the structure of your home. Floors, walls and other surfaces are susceptible to fungal growth after taking on water. If your home experiences water damage, call the professionals at Paul Davis.

Preparing for the Experts

It can be tempting to try and fix the flooding yourself. That said, it's best to leave the heavy lifting up to the professionals. However, there are some ways to clean before the restoration professionals arrive. To salvage everything in your home from water damage, it's crucial to act quickly. Before working, you need to ensure your house is safe to enter. Your home becomes an unsafe place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Before stepping into your home, turn off the main breaker. Even if they look harmless, home appliances can pack a punch when touched by water.

Salvaging Possessions & your Home

A severe flood in your home can leave everything you own dampened. To prevent water damage from destroying small items, move them them first. Level, sturdy areas are ideal for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. Small lamps, knickknacks and any other tabletop items should also be removed. The real work begins when you've relocated newspapers and other small items. To begin the drying process, we recommend air movers and your home's AC in your property to channel air around the area. Absorb all smaller pools and standing water with a wet mop or towels. Though you may want to try, never use a regular home vacuum to remove water. This can damage the vacuum and endanger you if improperly handled. To avoid further water damage, use wooden and cement props to lift sofas above the floor. Carpet and fabrics become heavier when exposed to water. The additional weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs hard to dry. This means when you have to remove a rug, lift with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry correctly. Depending on how much water damage your home takes on, you may not be able to save every item of fabric you own. In severe flooding cases, the additional water weight can hurt the structural strength of your property. Floors and ceilings may bow when they absorb too much water weight, it's best to avoid these hazards.

Paul Davis Restoration

Experts from Paul Davis know water damage. And with a some assistance from homeowners, we can begin reversing the flooding faster. We work hard to get your home back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our specialists are knowledgeable and have worked with varying degrees of water damage in a range of home and business properties. Additionally, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can get life back to normal.