Southern New Jersey NJ Water Damage at Home
Flood damage at home can stem from a series of sources. Wherever it begins, it can cause serious harm to the infrastructure and stability indoors. Wooden surfaces and drywall are especially vulnerable to harboring mold and mildew when water damage is left untreated. The Paul Davis specialists are the ones to talk to when your home or business experiences water damage.
Before We Arrive
Before a Paul Davis specialist arrives, there are several steps you can do tomake the job faster. To salvage everything on your property from water damage, it’s important to act quickly.
First, make sure your home is safe to enter. Power down all electronics and breakers around your home to avoid electrocution. This may sound overly careful, but damaged appliances can be harmful when exposed to water.
Salvaging Possessions & your Home
A serious home flood can leave all your possessions damaged. To keep water damage from harming small possessions, remove them first. Even, sturdy areas are ideal for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. Don’t forget light fixtures and other shelf items either. The big work begins when you’ve removed books and other small items.
To dry your home, use air conditioning and fans. Dry all smaller puddles and sitting water with a wet mop or towels. Though you may want to try, you should not use a regular home vacuum cleaner to remove water. The average vacuum isn’t equipped to suck up puddles of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, raise up furnishings such as heavy chairs onto wooden and cement blocks to above them above the floor.
Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods difficult to lift. This means when you must move a carpet, proceed carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry correctly. Things such as wet fabrics may not be salvaged easily.
In serious flooding cases, the extra water weight can affect the structural strength of your home. Ceilings and floors will bend when they take on water weight, be sure to avoid these hazards.
Why Paul Davis?
Water damage is no match for Paul Davis. A little prep work from you before professionals arrive speeds up the restoration process. We know how to get your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our experts have worked with a variety of flood conditions in different types of home and commercial properties around Southern New Jersey. Additionally, Paul Davis will work with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.