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

From malfunctioning dishwashers to leaky pipes, water damage changes in source and severity. If left unchecked, water damage can hurt the foundation of your property. Porous surfaces like floors and walls are particularly vulnerable to mold and mildew growth after covered in water. If your property experiences water damage, call the professionals from Paul Davis.

Getting Ready for the Experts

It can be tempting to try and fix the situation yourself. That said, we recommend leaving the job up to the pros. However, there are some ways to clean before the restoration professionals arrive. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your favorite things, it’s crucial to take action quickly to avoid water damage in your home.

The first step to take is to assess the safety of your property. It’s no secret that water and electricity are hazardous together, so look for electrical hazards nearby before you act. Exposed wires or wet electronics can pose a threat, even when appliances have been turned off. We recommend turning off breakers and circuits to ensure total safety.

First Things First

A serious flood can leave furniture and possessions wet. Relocate all your smaller possessions to prevent more water damage. Paper and inked items like newspapers need a flat, dry surface. This includes little tabletop items, such as lamps and knickknacks. The hard work begins when you’ve moved magazines and other small items.

To start the drying process, use air movers and your home’s AC in your property to push air throughout the area. Leave the big spills for the professionals, however, you can wipe and mop surface messes Though you may want to try, never use a normal home vacuum cleaner to clean water. Standard vacuums aren’t designed to clean up bodies of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, stack furnishings like sofas onto wooden and cement blocks to elevate them off the wet areas.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. The additional weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur difficult to move. If you need to remove a rug, lift with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the wet area to dry correctly. Remember that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you may not be able to salvage them.

Your house’s foundation and floors aren’t immune to water weight either. Ceilings and floors may bend when they absorb too much water weight, it’s best to avoid these areas.

Why Call Paul?

Water damage is easy for the Paul Davis team. {And with a some assistance from homeowners, we can get to work immediately.} We will return your home back to normal safely and quickly. Our pros are experienced and have worked with varying degrees of water damage in different kinds of residential and commercial spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can return to normal.