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

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    • Of course, it is extremely important to be sure you and your family (and don’t forget your pets) are unharmed and that you contact your relatives and friends 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 property.
    • Is your house safe? Depending on the extent of the damage, you may need to relocate temporarily until the cleanup and repairs 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 help to arrive, below are some tips to help deal with the damage:

      • Be Safe: A water event can present several possible safety hazards to occupants. The potential for electric shock and slips and falls are real. Also, items soaked with water can be very heavy. Only complete 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 your water meter.
      • Electrical: Turn off the power to affected areas of the house. Do not operate your television or other electrical appliances while you are standing on wet flooring.
      • Air Conditioning: Turn on your air conditioner to speed up drying in 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 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: Transfer wet items to dry places. Don’t allow draperies to stay in contact with wet floors or carpeting.
      • Furniture: Move lighter pieces off of the carpeting. Place plastic bags or plastic wrap under the legs of larger furniture. Wipe any residual water off of the furniture.

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

      • Be Safe: You should never reenter affected areas of the house until fire officials have deemed the home 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 diffuse the fire, and cuts and scrapes from exposed, sharp edges are real. Only perform tasks that can be completed 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 cause additional 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 TV, stereo or electronic appliances until they have been inspected by a technician. If the electricity is turned off, empty the contents of your refrigerator/freezer completely and prop the doors open using a rolled towel.
      • Carpets: Avoid walking on carpet if possible. Do not use “do-it-yourself” home carpet cleaners.
      • Ceilings/Walls: Don’t attempt to wash or wipe ceilings or other absorbent surfaces.
      • Doors: Close doors in affected areas to contain smoke odors as much as possible.
      • Food Items: Never consume food items exposed to smoke or any canned goods 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: Relocate any and all pets to a clean environment until your house 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 home or business has been damaged by fire, water, mold, storm or other disaster, Call Paul!