Water Damage at Home
Flood damage in your home can come from several places. Wherever it starts, it can cause severe harm to the foundation and fixtures inside. Wooden surfaces and drywall are especially vulnerable to fungal invasion if neglected after water damage. The Paul Davis specialists are the ones to talk to when your property needs water damage restoration.
Getting Ready for the Experts
There are different measures you can take before Paul Davis service masters come to assist. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite things, it’s important to work quickly to avoid water damage in your home.
Make sure your house is in a safe condition to enter before starting work. Your property becomes a risky place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Before entering your home, turn off the main breaker. Even if they look safe, home appliances can be dangerous when touched by water.
First Things First
A severe flood in South Orange County can leave everything you own soaked. Relocate all your smaller possessions to prevent further water damage. Paper and inked things like magazines need a flat, dry surface. Lamps, knickknacks and other tabletop items should also be removed. The cleaning can begin when you’ve moved magazines, small items and other dampened materials.
To dry your house, use several fans. Leave the larger messes for the professionals, however, you can wipe or mop easier messes Though you may want to try, don’t use a standard home vacuum cleaner to remove water. This can damage the vacuum or harm you if incorrectly handled. To avoid further water damage, use wooden or cement blocks to raise sofas off the floor.
Carpet and fabrics take on weight when soaked. All that additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods difficult to lift. This means when you have to remove a carpet, lift carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the flooded area to dry thoroughly. Keep in mind that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you might not be able to salvage them.
Water affects your property’s structure the same way it affects carpets and rugs. Floors and ceilings will bend when they absorb too much water weight, be sure to stay clear of these areas.
Why Call Paul?
Paul Davis technicians know water damage. They can treat your home more effectively with a little prep work from you. We work hard to get your house back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our technicians have worked with a variety of flood conditions in different types of home and business properties around South Orange County. Furthermore, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can get life back to normal.