Broward County and North Miami FL Water Damage at Home
From broken appliances to broken pipes, water damage changes in origin and intensity. If neglected, water damage can harm the foundation of your home. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are prone to fungal invasion when water damage is left untreated. Our professionals at Paul Davis are the ones to reach when your property needs water damage restoration.
Getting Ready for the Professionals
Before a Paul Davis service master arrives, there are several steps you can do to help make the process faster. To save everything on your property from water damage, it’s essential to act quickly.
Before cleaning, assess the any hazards in your home. It’s no secret that water and electricity are dangerous together, so search for electrical hazards around your home before you act. Even if they look harmless, stay away from 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 gets into everything. When your house is safe to enter, relocate all your possessions. Level, flat surfaces are best for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. Small lamps, collectibles and other display items should also be removed. Once you’ve moved handheld items, paper items and other dampened materials, you can begin cleaning.
Fans and air conditioning can circulate air through your home and start drying the area. Soak up water from wooden furniture and smaller surfaces. Though you may want to try, do not use a standard home vacuum to remove water. Improper use of these appliances can be hazardous to you and harm the vacuum. When you’re ready to move furniture, stack seating such as sofas and heavy chairs onto wooden and cement blocks to above them off the floor.
Carpet and fabrics become heavier when exposed to water. This extra weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur hard to lift. This means when you must remove a carpet, lift with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry properly. Items such as draperies might not be easily salvaged.
Your house’s foundation and floors aren’t immune to water weight either. Because of this, avoid sagging ceilings or bent floors. Areas like these have likely absorbed the most water and could fall under weight.
Why You Should Call Paul
Water damage is no match for Paul Davis. A little prep work from you before professionals arrive speeds up the restoration process. We will return your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our specialists are experienced and have worked with varying degrees of water damage in all types of residential and business properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis will work with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can get life back to normal.