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

From faulty appliances to leaky roofs, water damage changes in origin and severity. If left to continue, water damage can deteriorate the structure of your home. Wooden surfaces and drywall are particularly vulnerable to fungal growth if untreated after flood damage. If your home experiences water damage, contact the specialists from Paul Davis.

Before The Paul Davis Arrive

Before a Paul Davis technician appears, there are several measures you can do to help make the job faster. You need to move quickly to save everything in your home from water damage.

Before starting, evaluate the safety of your home. It’s common knowledge that water and electricity are a hazardous mixture, so look for electrical hazards on the premises before you start cleaning. Even when shut off, bare wiring or damp electronics can be a threat. We suggest cutting power to breakers and circuits to ensure total safety.

Getting Started

Water is a pervasive substance that can seep into every nook and cranny in your property. Relocate all your smaller items to deter increased water damage. Paper and inked items like magazines need a level, dry surface. Don’t forget lamps and other shelf pieces either. The hard work begins when you’ve relocated magazines and other small items.

To start the drying process, we recommend fans or air conditioning in your home to push air around the area. Leave the big spills for the pros, however, you can wipe and mop easier spots. Though you may want to try, you should not use a normal home vacuum to remove water. Improper use of these tools can be hazardous to you and break the vacuum. When you’re ready to move furniture, stack seating like heavy chairs using wooden or cement blocks to elevate them above the floor.

Fabrics and carpet are especially heavy when soaked. The additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to dry. If you must move a rug, lift carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry correctly. Keep in mind that water damage can affect such items permanently, so you may not be able to salvage them.

The same water weight that affects rugs and carpets can hurt your home’s structure. Because of this, do not go near sagging ceilings or bent floors. Areas like these have likely absorbed large amounts of water and could crumble under weight.

Why Call Paul?

The Paul Davis experts are experienced with flooding {But with a little prep work from you, we can get to work sooner.} We will return your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our technicians have restored a range of flood conditions in different types of home and commercial properties. Additionally, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can return to normal.