How to Handle Water Damage


From malfunctioning washing machines to leaky roofs, water damage varies in origin and severity. Wherever it starts, it can cause serious problems for the foundation and stability indoors. Wooden surfaces and drywall are prone to mold and mildew growth if neglected after water damage. Paul Davis specialists of Henderson are the experts to call when your property needs water damage restoration.

Before We Arrive

It can be hard not to try and remedy the flooding yourself. That said, it’s best to leave the heavy lifting up to the pros. However, there are some things you can do before the restoration professionals arrive. To salvage everything at home from water damage, it’s necessary to act quickly.

Be sure your home is safe to work in. Shut off all electronics and breakers around your home to avoid electrocution. It may sound overly cautious, but damaged appliances can be harmful when exposed to water.

Getting Started

Water can get into everything. To keep water damage from harming small possessions, remove them first. Use a dry, stable surface to set books, magazines and other paper things. Newspaper and paper or inked items should be go on a dry, stable surface. This includes little tabletop things, such as lamps and collectibles. You can begin cleaning once you’ve relocated paper material, small items and other wet materials.

Fans and air conditioning move air around your house and begin drying the area. Leave the big messes for the specialists, however, you can wipe and mop smaller messes Though you may want to try, you should not use a normal home vacuum cleaner to clean water. Improper use of these tools can be harmful to you and harm the vacuum. When you’re ready to move furniture, prop up furniture such as heavy chairs onto wooden or cement blocks to elevate them above the wet areas.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to lift. So if you must move a rug, lift carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the flooded area to dry correctly. Keep in mind that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you might not be able to save them.

The same water weight that affects carpets and rugs can hurt your home’s structure. Floors and ceilings will bend when they absorb too much water weight, it’s best to stay clear of these areas.

Why Paul Davis?

Paul Davis professionals are experts on water damage. With a little professionals arrive speeds up the restoration process. We can restore your house back to normal safely and quickly. Our technicians are knowledgeable and have worked with severe, moderate and small amounts of water damage in all types of home and commercial properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.