How to Handle Water Damage
Water damage in your home can come from a series of sources. If left unchecked, water damage can deteriorate the foundation of your home. Floors, walls and other surfaces are especially vulnerable to harboring mold and mildew if neglected after water damage. If your home experiences water damage, get the professionals from Paul Davis of Lenexa.
Before We Arrive
Before a Paul Davis pro arrives, there are several things you can do to help make the job speed up. You need to act quickly to save everything in your home from water damage.
Make sure your property is safe to enter before starting work. Your home becomes a hazardous place when exposed to water and electricity combined. Shut off the main breaker before stepping into your home. Even if they look harmless, home appliances can pack a punch when damaged by water.
A serious flood in your home can leave everything you own wet. To keep water damage from destroying small possessions, remove them first. Use a dry, stable surface to set books, magazines and other paper items. Newspaper and any inked items should be placed on a dry, stable surface. This also includes small tabletop items, such as lamps and knickknacks. Once you’ve moved handheld items, newspaper and any other wet materials, you can begin cleaning.
To dry your home, use several fans. Dry water from hard furniture and flat surfaces. Though you may want to try, you should never use a normal home vacuum to remove water. This can damage the appliance and harm you if improperly handled. Once the room is clear of smaller items, use wooden and cement blocks to elevate sofas above the floor.
Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that additional weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs hard to lift. If you have to move a carpet, proceed carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry thoroughly. Things such as furniture may not be easily salvaged.
Water affects your property’s structure in a similar way it affects carpets and rugs. Ceilings and floors will warp when they absorb too much water weight, be sure to stay clear of these areas.
Why Call Paul?
Paul Davis experts know water damage. They can treat your home more effectively with a little prep work from you. We know how to return your property back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our pros are knowledgeable and have worked with all types of of water damage in a range of residential and business spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.