Responding to Water Damage
Flood damage at home can begin from several issues. If left to continue, water damage can harm the structure of your home. Wooden surfaces and drywall are prone to mold and mildew growth if neglected after water damage. If your home takes on water damage, get the specialists at Paul Davis of Angier.
Getting Ready for the Experts
Before a Paul Davis specialist arrives, there are several measures you can do to make the process speed up. To salvage everything at home from water damage, it’s important to act quickly.
Make sure your home is in a safe condition to enter before starting work. Your home becomes an unsafe place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Power off the main breaker before walking into your home. Even if they look undamaged, home appliances can deliver a powerful shock when touched by water.
Salvaging Possessions and your Home
Water is a persistent substance that can seep into every part of your property. When your property is safe to enter, move all your possessions. Even, dry areas are suitable for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. This also includes little tabletop things, such as lamps and collectibles. The real work begins when you’ve removed books and other small items.
To dry your property, use several fans. Let the experts take care of the big messes Though you may want to try, never use a standard 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 seating like heavy chairs onto wooden or cement blocks to above them above the wet areas.
Carpet and fabrics are very heavy when wet. The additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods difficult to dry. This means when you need to move a large fabric item, lift with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry thoroughly. Pieces like draperies may not be easily saved.
In serious flooding situations, the additional water weight can hurt the structural strength of your property. Because of this, stay away from sagging ceilings or warped floors. These areas have likely absorbed large amounts of water and could crumble around you.
Why Paul Davis?
Water damage is no match for Paul Davis. With a little professionals arrive speeds up the restoration process. We know how to get your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our specialists are experienced and have worked with all types of of water damage in a range of residential and business properties. Additionally, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can get life back to normal.