Flood and Water Damage Treatments

From broken dishwashers to broken pipes, water damage varies in origin and severity. If left to continue, water damage can deteriorate the structure of your property. Floors, walls and other surfaces are especially vulnerable to mold and mildew growth after covered in water. Our professionals at Paul Davis are the ones to reach when your property needs water damage restoration.

Before the Pros Arrive

It can be tempting to try and remedy the flooding yourself. That said, we recommend leaving the heavy lifting up to the professionals. However, there are some ways to clean before the restoration professionals arrive. You need to move quickly to save the possessions in your home from water damage.

Before starting, be sure your property is safe to enter. Unplug all electronics and breakers around your property to avoid electrocution. It may sound overly cautious, but dampened appliances can be dangerous when exposed to water.

First Things First

Water gets into everything. Move all your smaller possessions to avoid increased water damage. Paper and inked things like books need a level, dry area. Do not forget lamps and other tabletop pieces either. The hard work begins when you’ve relocated newspapers and other small items.

To dry your property, use several fans. Wipe or mop damp areas such as shelves to ensure minor pools of sitting water have been cleaned. Though you may want to try, don’t use a normal home vacuum to remove water. Incorrect use of these tools can be dangerous to you and harm the vacuum. When you’re ready to move furniture, prop up furnishings such as sofas and heavy chairs onto wooden or cement blocks to above them above the wet areas.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. This extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods difficult to dry. This means when you must remove a rug, proceed carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry thoroughly. Items such as draperies may not be salvaged easily.

In severe flooding situations, the extra water weight can hurt the foundation of your property. Floors and ceilings can bow when they absorb too much water weight, it’s best to stay away from these areas.

Why Paul Davis?

Water damage is easy for Paul Davis. And with a little prep work from you, we can get to work right away. We can restore your home back to normal safely and quickly. Our technicians have restored a variety of flood conditions in a range of residential and business properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can get life back to normal.