(509) 209-8972
Paul Davis Emergency Services
of Spokane Valley, WA
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Water Damage Tips

Flood damage in your home can begin from a range of issues. If left unchecked, water damage can hurt the foundation of your property. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are susceptible to fungal invasion when water damage is neglected. If your property takes on water damage, get the experts from Paul Davis.

Before Our Professionals Come to Your House

There are other ways to ready the flooded area before Paul Davis specialists arrive. You need to move quickly to salvage everything in your home from water damage.

Before starting, be sure your property is safe to enter. Deactivate all electronics and breakers around your house to avoid electrocution. It may sound overly cautious, but dampened appliances can be harmful when exposed to water.

Saving Possessions & your Home

Water gets into everything. When your house is safe to enter, move all your possessions. Even, flat areas are ideal for drying books, magazines and other paper materials. Don’t forget lamps and other tabletop things either. You can begin cleaning when you’ve removed newspapers, small items and other wet materials.

To dry your home, use several fans. Remove water from wood furniture and smaller surfaces. Though you may want to try, never use a normal home vacuum cleaner to remove water. These appliances aren’t designed to suck up puddles of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, stack furniture such as sofas using wooden and cement blocks to above them away from the the wet areas.

Carpet and fabrics take on weight when wet. All that extra weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur hard to lift. If you must move a carpet, lift carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry properly. Keep in mind that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you may not be able to save them.

Water damages your property’s structure in a similar way it affects carpets and rugs. Because of this, stay away from sagging ceilings or warped floors. Areas like these have likely taken on large amounts of water and could crumble under weight.

Why Call Paul?

Professionals from Paul Davis know water damage {And with a little prep work from you, we can the water damage will be removed more quickly.} We work hard to return your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our pros are knowledgeable and have worked with all types of of water damage in a range of home and commercial spaces. Additionally, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.