Responding to Water Damage in the Wasatch Front UT
From malfunctioning washing machines to broken pipes, water damage varies in source and scale. Wherever it comes from, it can result in severe harm to the foundation and fixtures inside. Floors, walls and other surfaces are especially vulnerable to fungal invasion when water damage is left untreated. If your property takes on water damage, call the specialists from Paul Davis of the Wasatch Front.
Before We Arrive
It can be tempting to try and remedy the flooding yourself. That said, we recommend leaving the job up to the pros. However, there are some ways to clean before the Paul Davis crew arrives. You need to work quickly to salvage everything in your home from water damage.
Be sure your property is safe to work in. Turn off all electronics and breakers around your home to avoid electrocution. This may sound overly careful, but dampened appliances can be hazardous when exposed to water.
Saving Items & your Home
Water leaks into everything. To prevent water damage from harming small items, move them before large furniture. Use a dry, flat area to put books, magazines and other paper things. Newspaper and other inked items should be placed on a dry, flat area. Do not forget light fixtures and other tabletop things either. Once you’ve moved small items, magazines and other dampened materials, the cleaning can begin.
Move air through your home with air conditioning and fans to dry. Let the specialists take care of the big messes Though you may want to try, you should not use a regular home vacuum cleaner to remove water. Improper use of these appliances can be hazardous to you and harm the vacuum. To avoid further water damage, use wooden and cement props to elevate sofas away from the floor.
Carpet and fabrics are typically heavy when wet. This additional weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur hard to dry. If you have to remove a carpet, lift carefully. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry thoroughly. Things like wet fabrics may not be saved easily.
Your home’s foundation and floors aren’t immune to water weight either. Because of this, stay away from sinking ceilings or bowed floors. Areas like these have likely taken on large amounts of water and could crumble under weight.
Why Paul Davis?
Paul Davis specialists are experts on water damage. With a little professionals arrive speeds up the restoration process. We can return your property back to normal safely and quickly. Our technicians are knowledgeable and have worked with varying degrees of water damage in a range of home and commercial properties. Additionally, Paul Davis negotiates with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.