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Water Damage at Home


Issues such as mold can grow from even small leaks in your water line. Whether it was from a leaky appliance or flash flooding, water damage left unchecked at home can be a hazard to your family. Walls, floors and other surfaces around your home are prone to mildew and mold when water damage has been left untreated. Once you contact the pros to help, use the following steps to ensure a happy recovery for your home. Water damage at home is an invitation for mildew, mold and other hazards. Whether from leaky appliances or flash flooding, taking measures quickly to prevent water damage is essential to ensure no further poor conditions.

Before We Arrive

There are different measures you can take before Paul Davis service masters arrive. To salvage everything at home from water damage, it’s crucial to act quickly.

The first step to take is to evaluate the any hazards in your property. We all know that water and electricity are dangerous together, so inspect the area for electrical hazards nearby before you begin cleanup. Even if they appear in-tact, avoid using items like televisions, microwaves or any household appliances. Exposed wiring or damp electronics can be a hazard, even when they have been powered down. Shut down all breakers and circuits to avoid electrocution and ensure total safety.

Getting Started

Water can get into everything. As soon as your property is safe to enter, remove all your possessions. Paper and inked things like newspapers need a stable, dry surface. Do not forget lamps and other shelf items either. The real work begins once you’ve removed magazines and other small items.

To dry your property, use air conditioning or fans. Leave the big messes for the professionals, however, you can wipe or mop surface spots. Though you may want to try, do not use a regular home vacuum to clean water. Standard vacuums aren’t equipped to clean up bodies of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, raise up larger pieces like heavy chairs onto wooden and cement blocks to elevate them above the wet areas.

Carpet and fabrics take on weight when wet. The extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to move. If you need to move a carpet, proceed with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry properly. Keep in mind that water damage can affect such items permanently, so you might not be able to salvage them.

The same water weight that damages carpets and rugs can damage your home’s foundation. Ceilings and floors can bend when they take on water weight, it’s best to stay away from these hazards.

Why You Should Call Paul

Experts from Paul Davis know water damage They can treat your home more effectively with a little prep work from you. We know how to get your home back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our experts have worked with a variety of flood conditions in different types of home and commercial properties around Garfield. Additionally, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can return to normal.