Paul Davis Restoration Corporate
(904) 737-2779

Paul Davis Restoration Corporate
(904) 737-2779


Helpful Tips

The aftermath of any disaster that has directly affected your house can often a traumatic situation that is filled with stress and uncertainty. Paul Davis shares the following information and tips that can help the recovery process go smoother.

Contact Paul Davis for all your property damage needs.
• Obviously, it’s always important to be sure you and your family (and don’t forget your pets) are unharmed and that you contact your friends and relatives to let them know you are all safe.
• Report the damage to your insurance company as soon as it is possible.
• Keep a listing of all household goods or personal belongings you have discarded and receipts for any expenses you incur in protecting your property.
• Are you sure your house is safe? Depending on the amount of damage, you may need to relocate temporarily until the repairs and cleanup are completed. (Notify your insurance company if this is the case.)

Water Damage Tips
You have suffered a water loss. While you are waiting for us to arrive, below are helpful tips to help deal with the damage.
• Be Safe: A water event can present many possible safety hazards to occupants. The potential for slips and falls and electric shock are real. Keep in mind, items soaked with water can be very heavy. Only complete tasks that can be done safely.
• Water Source: It is very important to turn off the water. For most, the main shut-off valve is located either in your garage or utility room, or outside, next to your water meter
• Electrical: Turn off all power to affected rooms of the property. Never operate your television or other electrical appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors.
• Air Conditioning: Turn on your air conditioner to aid in drying in the summer or in humid areas of the country.
• Floors: Remove as much standing water as possible, using towels or a mop. (Don’t use a vacuum cleaner.)
• Carpeting: Blot wet carpet with clean, white towels. Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpet.
• Clothing/Fabrics: Relocate wet items to a dry area. Do not let draperies to remain in contact with wet carpeting or floors.
• Furniture: Move lighter pieces away from the carpeting. Place plastic wrap or plastic bags under the legs of large furniture. Wipe any excess water off of the furniture.

Fire Damage Tips
You have suffered a fire loss. While you are waiting for us to arrive, below are some helpful tips to help handle with the damage.
• Be Safe: You should never reenter affected areas of the house until fire officials have deemed the scene completely safe. Even after the fire is out, there are potential safety hazards to be aware of. The potential for slips and falls from the water used to diffuse the fire, as well as scraped and cuts from exposed, sharp edges are real. Only perform tasks that can be done completely safely.
• Going Back Inside: The aftermath of fire damage are measured down to microscopic levels. Even for a short time, entry by a person can lead to more damage. It is best to enter the affected area on a mandatory basis and only if absolutely necessary.
• Electronics/Appliances: Never use any TV, stereo or electronic appliances until they have been inspected by a technician. If the electricity is off, empty the contents of your refrigerator/freezer completely and prop the doors open using a rolled towel.
• Carpets: Avoid walking on carpet if at all possible. Do not use ”DIY” home carpet cleaners.
• Walls/Ceilings: Don’t wipe or attempt to wash ceilings and other absorbent surfaces.
• Doors: Close doors in affected rooms to focus smoke odors as much as possible.
• Food Items: Don’t eat any food exposed to smoke or canned goods that have been exposed to excessive heat.
• Furnace: Change the air conditioner or furnace filter if the blower is operating. Tape two pieces of cheesecloth over air registers with masking tape.
• Pets: Move all pets to a clean environment until your property has been restored and cleaned.
• Plants: Wash plants with water and mild soap, cleaning both sides of the leaves.
• Windows: If possible, open windows to ventilate.
If your business or home is damaged by water, fire, mold, storm or other disaster, Call Paul!

 

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