(682) 325-1611
Paul Davis Emergency Services
of North Richland Hills, TX
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Water Damage Tips

Flood damage at home can come from several places. If left unchecked, water damage can harm the foundation of your property. Wooden surfaces and drywall are prone to fungal invasion if neglected after water damage. If your property experiences water damage, get the specialists from Paul Davis.

Before Paul Davis Pros Arrive

There are a few solutions you can try before Paul Davis restoration professionals arrive. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite things, it’s crucial to take action quickly to prevent water damage in your home.

Before acting, it is important to ensure your home is safe to enter. Your property becomes an unsafe place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Before walking into your home, turn off the main breaker. Even if they look undamaged, home appliances can pack a punch when damaged by water.

First Things First

Water is a pervasive liquid that can soak into every part of your property. To prevent water damage from destroying small possessions, remove them before larger items. Paper and inked items like magazines need a stable, dry surface. Small lamps, knickknacks and any other display items should also be removed. The real work begins when you’ve moved newspapers and other small items.

To start the drying process, we recommend air movers and air conditioning throughout your home to push air throughout the area. Let the specialists take care of the big damage Though you may want to try, do not use a standard home vacuum cleaner to remove water. Standard vacuums aren’t equipped to clean up bodies of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, stack furnishings like heavy chairs onto wooden and cement blocks to above them away from the the floor.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. The extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to dry. So if you must move a rug, proceed with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry correctly. Things like wet fabrics may not be salvaged easily.

The same water weight that affects rugs and carpets can hurt your home’s structure. Ceilings and floors may bend when they absorb too much water weight, be sure to stay away from these hazards.

Why You Should Call Paul

Paul Davis professionals are experts on water damage. {And with a little prep work from you, we can the water damage will be removed more quickly.} We can get your house back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our professionals are knowledgeable and have worked with all types of of water damage in different kinds of residential and commercial spaces. Additionally, Paul Davis will work with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.