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Paul Davis Emergency Services
of Gilbert/Surprise AZ
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Water Damage at Home

Flood damage in your home can come from a series of sources. No matter where it comes from, it can result in severe problems for the structure and fixtures indoors. Wooden surfaces and drywall are especially vulnerable to harboring mold and mildew if neglected after flood damage. The Paul Davis specialists are the ones to talk to when your home or business requires water damage restoration.

Before Our We Arrive

There are several ways to ready the flooded area before Paul Davis restoration professionals come to help. To save everything on your property from water damage, it’s crucial to act quickly.

Be sure your property is safe to work in. Shut off all electronics and breakers around your home to avoid electrocution. It may sound overly careful, but dampened appliances can be harmful when exposed to water.

First Things First

A severe flood in your home can leave everything you own damaged. Once your home is safe to enter, relocate all your possessions. Paper and inked items like magazines need a stable, dry surface. This also includes small tabletop items, such as lamps and collectibles. Once you’ve removed handheld items, books and any other damp materials, you can begin cleaning.

Fans or air conditioning can circulate air throughout your property and start drying the area. Wipe or mop wet areas such as shelves to make sure minor pools of sitting water have been absorbed. Though you may want to try, do not use a regular home vacuum cleaner to clean water. This can damage the vacuum or endanger you if incorrectly handled. When you’re ready to move furniture, raise up furnishings such as heavy chairs using wooden or cement blocks to elevate them away from the the floor.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. This extra weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur difficult to move. This means when you have to remove a large fabric item, proceed carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry properly. Items such as these may not be easily salvaged.

Water affects your home’s structure in a similar way it affects rugs and carpets. Ceilings and floors can warp when they take on water weight, be sure to stay away from these areas.

Why Paul Davis?

Water damage is no match for the Paul Davis team. {And with a some help from our customers, we can begin removing the flooding faster.} We can return your home back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our pros have worked in a variety of flood conditions in different types of home and business properties. Additionally, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can return to normal.