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Paul Davis Emergency Services
of Newton, MA
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Water Damage in your Home

Water damage at home can stem from several issues. If left unchecked, water damage can hurt the structure of your property. Wooden surfaces and drywall are susceptible to harboring mold and mildew after taking on water. The Paul Davis specialists are the experts to reach when your property takes on water damage.

Before The Paul Davis Come to Your House

Before a Paul Davis pro arrives, there are several steps you can do to help make the job faster. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite possessions, it’s important to take action quickly to postpone water damage in your home.

First, make sure your property is safe to enter. Turn off all electronics and breakers around your house to avoid electrocution. It may sound overly cautious, but dampened appliances can be dangerous when exposed to water.

First Things First

Water is a pervasive liquid that can leak into every corner of your home. To keep water damage from destroying small possessions, remove them first. Even, sturdy surfaces are suitable for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. Lamps, collectibles and additional tabletop items should also be removed. The cleaning can begin when you’ve removed magazines, small items and other wet materials.

To dry your home, use several fans. Dry water from wood furniture and smaller surfaces. Though you may want to try, do not use a standard home vacuum cleaner to remove water. Incorrect use of these appliances can be dangerous to you and break the vacuum. To avoid further water damage, use wooden or cement props to elevate large furniture off the floor.

Carpet and fabrics become heavier when exposed to water. The extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods difficult to lift. This means when you need to remove a large fabric item, lift carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry properly. Items like wet fabrics may not be easily saved.

Water damages your home’s structure in a similar way it affects carpets and rugs. Floors and ceilings will bow when they take on water weight, be sure to stay away from these areas.

Why You Should Call Paul

Professionals from Paul Davis are experienced with flooding {And with a little prep work from you, we can the water damage will be treated faster.} We work hard to restore your house back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our technicians are knowledgeable and have worked with severe, moderate and small amounts of water damage in different kinds of residential and business spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.