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

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

      • Be Safe: Water events can present many possible safety hazards to residents. The potential for electric shock and slips and falls are very real. Also, items soaked with water can be very heavy. Only perform tasks that can be done so safely.
      • Water Source: It is 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: Be sure to turn off all power to affected rooms of the property. Never operate the TV or other electrical appliances while you are standing on wet flooring.
      • Air Conditioning: Turn on your air conditioner to aid in drying in summertime or in more humid regions.
      • Floors: Dispose of as much standing water as possible, using a mop or towels. (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: Transport wet items to dry places. Don’t let draperies to stay in contact with wet floors or carpeting.
      • Furniture: Move lighter pieces off of the carpet. Place plastic wrap or plastic bags under 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 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 property 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 extinguish the fire, as well as cuts and scrapes from exposed, sharp edges are very real. Only perform tasks that can be done completely safely.
      • Going Back Inside: The effects of fire damage can be measured down to microscopic levels. Even for a short time, entry by a person can create additional damage. Enter ONLY if emergency personnel have cleared the property and deemed it safe to enter and only if absolutely necessary.
      • Electronics/Appliances: Never use any stereo, TV or other electrical appliances until they have been checked by a professional. If the electricity is turned off, empty the contents of your refrigerator/freezer completely and prop the doors open with a rolled towel.
      • Carpets: Avoid being on carpet if at all possible. Do not use “do-it-yourself” home carpet cleaners.
      • Ceilings/Walls: Do not attempt to wash or wipe ceilings and other absorbent surfaces.
      • Doors: Close all doors in affected rooms to contain smoke odors as much as possible.
      • Food Items: Don’t consume food items exposed to smoke or any canned products 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: Transport all pets to a safe 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 business or home has been damaged by fire, water, mold, storm or other disaster, Call Paul!