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Paul Davis Restoration
of Santa Clarita, CA
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Dealing with the aftermath of any disaster that has affected your house can be a traumatic situation filled with stress and uncertainty. Paul Davis provides the following information and tips that can help provide a smoother recovery process.

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    • Obviously, it is always important to be sure you and your family (and don’t forget pets) are secure and that you contact your friends and relatives to assure them that you are safe.
    • Report the damage to your insurance company as soon as possible.
    • Keep a listing of any and all household personal belongings or goods that you have discarded and receipts for any expenses you incur in protecting your property.
    • Are you sure your house is safe? Depending on the extent of the damage, you may need to relocate temporarily until the repairs and cleanup are complete. (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, listed below are helpful tips to help deal with the damage:

      • Be Safe: A water event can present many possible safety hazards to residents. The potential for slips and falls and electric shock are real. Also, items soaked with water can be very heavy. Only perform tasks that can be done safely.
      • Water Source: It is very important to shut off the water. For most, the main shut-off valve is located either in your garage or utility room, or outside, next to the water meter.
      • Electrical: Turn off all power to affected areas of the property. Never operate the TV or other electrical appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors.
      • Air Conditioning: Turn the air conditioner on to assist drying during the summer or in regions with more humidity.
      • Floors: Remove as much standing water as possible, using towels or a mop. (Never use a vacuum cleaner.)
      • Carpeting: Blot soaked carpeting with clean, white towels. Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpet.
      • Clothing/Fabrics: Move wet items to dry places. Do not let draperies to stay in contact with wet carpeting or floors.
      • Furniture: Move lighter pieces off of the carpeting. Place plastic wrap or plastic bags beneath the legs of large furniture. Wipe any extra water off of the furniture.

Fire Damage Tips
You have suffered a fire loss. While you are waiting for Paul Davis 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 put out the fire, as well as scrapes and cuts from exposed, sharp edges are real. Only perform tasks that can be done safely.
      • Going Back Inside: The effects of fire damage are measured down to microscopic levels. Even for a small amount of time, entry by a person can lead to additional damage. Enter ONLY if emergency personnel have cleared the property and deemed it safe to enter and only if absolutely necessary.
      • Electronics/Appliances: Don’t any stereo, TV or other electrical appliances until they have been checked by a professional. If the electricity is off, empty your refrigerator/freezer completely and prop the doors open with a rolled towel.
      • Carpets: Avoid walking or tracking on carpet when possible. Do not use ”DIY” home carpet cleaners.
      • Ceilings/Walls: Don’t attempt to wash or wipe ceilings and other absorbent surfaces.
      • Doors: Close all doors in affected areas to localize smoke odors as much as possible.
      • Food Items: Never eat food exposed to smoke or canned goods that have been exposed to excessive heat.
      • Furnace: Change the furnace or air conditioner filter if the blower is operating. Tape double pieces of cheesecloth over air registers with masking tape.
      • Pets: Transport any and all pets to a clean environment until your property has been cleaned and restored.
      • Plants: Clean plants with mild soap and water, cleaning both sides of the leaves.
      • Windows: If possible, open windows to ventilate.

If your home or business has been damaged by storm, fire, mold, water or other disaster, Call Paul!