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Paul Davis Restoration
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Dealing with the aftermath of a disaster that has affected your property can be a traumatic situation filled with uncertainty and stress. Paul Davis shares the following information and tips that will help the recovery process go smoother.

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    • Obviously, it is always important to be sure you and your family (and don’t forget pets) are safe and that you contact your relatives and friends to let them know you are all safe.
    • Report the damage to your insurance company as soon as possible.
    • Keep a listing of all household goods or personal belongings you have thrown out 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 Paul Davis to arrive, below are helpful tips to help deal with the damage:

      • Be Safe: A water event can present several potential safety hazards to occupants. The potential for slips and falls and electric shock are very real. Remember, items soaked with water can be very heavy. Only complete tasks that can be done so safely.
      • Water Source: It is 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 the water meter.
      • Electrical: Be sure to turn off all power to affected rooms of the house. Never operate the television or other electrical appliances while standing on wet floors or carpets.
      • Air Conditioning: Turn your air conditioner on to assist drying in the summer or in humid areas of the country.
      • Floors: Get rid of as much standing water as possible, using towels or a mop. (Do not use a vacuum cleaner.)
      • Carpeting: Blot wet carpeting with clean, white towels. Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpet.
      • Clothing/Fabrics: Transfer wet items to a dry area. Don’t allow draperies to remain in contact with wet floors or carpeting.
      • Furniture: Move lighter pieces off of the carpeting. Place plastic bags or plastic wrap beneath the legs of larger furniture. Wipe any extra water off of the furniture.

Fire Damage Tips
You have suffered a fire loss. While you are waiting for a member of the Paul Davis team to arrive, below are some helpful tips to help handle with the situation:

      • Be Safe: You should never reenter affected areas of the home until fire officials have deemed the home completely safe. Even when 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 scrapes and cuts from exposed, sharp edges are very real. Only perform tasks that can be done safely.
      • Going Back Inside: The aftermath of fire damage can be measured down to microscopic levels. Even for a small amount of time, entry by a person can create more damage. Enter ONLY if emergency personnel have cleared the property and deemed it safe to enter and only if absolutely necessary.
      • Appliances/Electronics: Never use any stereo, TV or other electrical appliances until they have been checked by a technician. If the electricity is off, empty your refrigerator/freezer completely and prop the doors open using a rolled towel.
      • Carpets: Avoid walking or tracking on carpet if at all possible. Do not use ”DIY” home carpet cleaners.
      • Walls/Ceilings: Don’t attempt to wash or wipe ceilings or other absorbent surfaces.
      • Doors: Shut doors in affected rooms to focus smoke odors as much as possible.
      • Food Items: Do not consume any food exposed to smoke or any canned items that have been exposed to excessive heat.
      • Furnace: Change the furnace or air conditioner filter if the blower is operating. Tape two pieces of cheesecloth over air registers with masking tape.
      • Pets: Transfer any and all pets to a safe environment until your house has been cleaned and restored.
      • 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 storm, fire, mold, water or other disaster, Call Paul!