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Responding to Water Damage in Nashville TN


Water damage at home can begin from a range of issues. No matter how it starts, it can cause severe problems for the infrastructure and fixtures indoors. Wooden surfaces and drywall are especially vulnerable to harboring mold and mildew after taking on water. If your property experiences water damage, contact the specialists from Paul Davis of Nashville.

Before We Arrive

It can be hard not to try and fix the water damage yourself. That said, we recommend leaving the heavy lifting up to the professionals. However, there are some measures you can take before the restoration professionals arrive. From the floors, walls, ceiling, and your prized things, it’s important to work quickly to avoid water damage in your home.

Be sure your property is safe to enter. Unplug all electronics and breakers around your property to avoid electrocution. This may sound overly cautious, but dampened appliances can be dangerous when exposed to water.

First Things First

A severe flood in your home can leave all your items wet. Move all your small possessions to avoid more water damage. Even, dry areas are ideal for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. This also includes little tabletop things, such as lamps and knickknacks. You can begin cleaning when you’ve moved newspapers, small items and other wet materials.

Move air through your property with air conditioning to dry. Dry all smaller pools and standing water with a wet mop and towels. Though you may want to try, don’t use a standard home vacuum to clean water. The average vacuum isn’t designed to suck up bodies of water. When you’re ready to move furniture, prop up larger pieces such as heavy chairs and sofas onto wooden or cement blocks to elevate them away from the the floor.

Fabrics and carpet are especially heavy when wet. The additional weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods difficult to lift. This means when you have to remove a large fabric item, proceed with caution. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry properly. Remember that water damage can affect these items permanently, so you may not be able to save them.

Your home’s framework and floors aren’t immune to water weight either. Floors and ceilings may bow when they take on water weight, it’s best to stay away from these areas.

Paul Davis in Nashville TN

Paul Davis professionals are experts on water damage. They can treat your home more effectively with a little prep work from you. We know how to return your home back to normal safely and quickly. Our professionals are knowledgeable and have worked with varying degrees of water damage in all types of residential and business spaces. Furthermore, Paul Davis works with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can return to normal.