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Paul Davis Emergency Services
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Causes of Flood Damage


Water damage occurs in many various ways and can strike even the most prepared business or homeowner. Various water damage circumstances deserve special answers. Whatever the origin or amount of water damage in your business, Paul Davis Emergency Services respond quickly and efficiently.

These are some of the most typical reasons for water damage:

Severe Storms

Bad storms can test any structure’s foundation. When storms get dangerous, water becomes a powerful element. Whether it’s a flash flood, tornado, or blizzard, when water harms your property, it’s a serious issue. No one can be prepared for a problem like this, but when water damage strikes, you’ll have our expertise.

Subterranean Flooding

Basements attract lots of runoff water, whether from rain, roof damage, a malfunctioning sump pump, or some other source. It just takes a single ding in the foundation for moisture to invade. Paul Davis professionals are highly trained to eliminate water from basements, sanitize and restore your possessions, and dry everything effectively to lessen the damage. We don’t quit until we verify that the task is complete.

Sewer Spills & Malfunctions

Sewer back up is not just disgusting, it’s hazardous. Black or grey water contamination contains toxins that may lead to serious illness. Backup from sewer blockages should be considered an emergency and should be dealt with immediately. Certified Paul Davis technicians evaluate and eliminate the damage from the sewage and any standing water damage may have happened. Our equipment and specialized training will solve the issues with efficiency and quality.

Appliance Malfunctions & Damaged Pipes

If a sink, bathtub, water heater or any other appliance breaks, the outcome can range from irritating to hazardous. Standing water left on the floor can drain into tight spots, collecting in hard-to-reach areas. You then cause wood damage and invite a mold infestation. If your water damage results from sewage or kitchen overflow, you additionally risk harboring illnesses. Have a professional investigate the situation to avoid further costs later on.

Water after Fire Damage

It’s tragic enough for a property to take on fire damage, but it’s worse to be stuck with water damage in the days after the fire. In the steps of extinguishing an indoor fire, your property may be left soaked. This surplus of severe damage can leave your area devastated. Paul Davis Emergency Services has the skills to eliminate any fire or water damage remaining.