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

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    • Obviously, it is extremely important to be 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 safe.
    • Report the damage to your insurance company as soon as you can.
    • 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.
    • Is your house 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’ve suffered a water loss. While you are waiting for us to arrive, below are some tips to help deal with the damage:

      • Be Safe: A water event can present a lot of possible safety hazards to occupants. The potential for electric shock and slips and falls are real. Remember, 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: Be sure to turn off all power to affected rooms of the property. Never operate your television or other electrical appliances while you are standing on wet flooring.
      • Air Conditioning: Turn on your air conditioner to assist drying during the summer or in regions with more humidity.
      • Floors: Get rid of as much standing water as possible, using a mop or towels. (Never use the 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: 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 carpet. Place plastic wrap or plastic bags beneath the legs of large furniture. Wipe any residual water off of the furniture.

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

      • Be Safe: Never reenter affected areas of the home until fire officials have deemed the property completely safe. Even when the fire is out, there are potential safety hazards to be aware of. The potential for slips and falls from water used to put out the fire, and cuts and scrapes from exposed, sharp edges are real. Only perform tasks that can be completed safely.
      • Going Back Inside: The effects of fire damage are measured down to microscopic levels. Even for a short period of time, entry by a person can lead to more damage. Enter ONLY if emergency personnel have cleared the property and deemed it safe to enter and only if absolutely necessary.
      • Appliances/Electronics: Don’t any stereo, TV or other electrical appliances until they have been inspected 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 possible. Do not use ”DIY” 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: Never eat any food exposed to smoke or any canned products that have been exposed to excessive heat.
      • Furnace: Change the air conditioner or furnace filter if the blower is operating. Tape double pieces of cheesecloth over air registers with masking tape.
      • Pets: Transfer all pets to a clean environment until your property has been completely restored and cleaned.
      • Plants: Wash 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 water, fire, mold, storm or other disaster, Call Paul!