Water Damage at Home
From malfunctioning dishwashers to broken roofs, water damage changes in origin and scale. No matter how it starts, it can cause severe harm to the foundation and fixtures inside. Floors, walls and other surfaces are prone to harboring mold and mildew when water damage is left untreated. If your home experiences water damage, get the professionals from Paul Davis of Dayton.
Before Paul Davis Pros Arrive
There are several solutions you can try before Paul Davis specialists come to assist. You need to act quickly to salvage the possessions in your home from water damage.
The first step to take is to evaluate the any hazards in your home. It’s no secret that water and electricity are a dangerous combination, so search for electrical hazards around your home before you act. Even if they appear in-tact, avoid using objects like televisions, toasters or other household appliances. Shut down all breakers and circuits to avoid electrocution and ensure total safety.
First Things First
Water is a persistent substance that can leak into every corner of your property. To prevent water damage from harming small possessions, remove them before larger items. Paper and inked items like books need a flat, dry surface. This includes little tabletop items, such as lamps and knickknacks. Once you’ve moved small items, magazines and any other damp materials, you can begin cleaning.
Circulate air throughout your house with air conditioning to dry. Wipe or mop wet surfaces like shelves to ensure minor pools of sitting water have been removed. Though you may want to try, you should not use a standard home vacuum to remove water. This can damage the appliance and harm you if incorrectly handled. When you’re ready to move furniture, raise up furnishings such as heavy chairs onto wooden and cement blocks to elevate them away from the the floor.
Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods difficult to lift. So if you have to remove a large fabric item, lift carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry correctly. Keep in mind that water damage can affect such items permanently, so you might not be able to salvage them.
Water affects your property’s structure the same way it affects rugs and carpets. Because of this, avoid sagging ceilings or bent floors. These areas have likely absorbed the most water and could crumble under weight.
Why Paul Davis?
Water damage is no match for Paul Davis. They can treat your home more effectively with a little prep work from you. We will restore your home back to normal safely and quickly. Our pros are knowledgeable and have worked with severe, moderate and small amounts of water damage in all types of residential and business spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.