Bellevue MI Water Damage Tips

Flood damage at home can begin from a range of places. No matter how it comes from, it can result in severe problems for the foundation and fixtures indoors. Floors, walls and other surfaces are especially vulnerable to fungal invasion when water damage is left untreated. If your home experiences water damage, contact the specialists from Paul Davis of Bellevue.

Before Paul Davis Pros Arrive

There are several things you can do before Paul Davis restoration professionals come to assist. To salvage everything on your property from water damage, it’s necessary to act quickly.

The first step to take is to assess the any hazards in your home. We all know that water and electricity are hazardous together, so look for electrical hazards nearby before you begin cleanup. Exposed wires or wet electronics can present a hazard, even when appliances have been powered down. We suggest shutting off all breakers and circuits to ensure total safety.

First Things First

Water can get into everything. Remove all your small possessions to deter further water damage. Paper and inked things like magazines need a level, dry surface. Don’t forget light fixtures and other tabletop items either. The big work begins when you’ve removed books and other small items.

Fans or air conditioning circulate air throughout your home and start drying the area. Let the professionals handle the big damage Though you may want to try, you should not use a normal home vacuum to remove water. These appliances aren’t equipped to suck up puddles of water. To help the floor and furniture dry, use wooden or cement blocks to lift furniture off the floor.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that extra weight makes fur, rugs and leather goods hard to lift. If you need to remove a large fabric item, lift with caution. Hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry properly. Keep in mind that water damage can affect such items permanently, so you might not be able to salvage them.

In severe flooding situations, the extra water weight can damage the foundation of your property. Ceilings and floors may bend when they take on water weight, be sure to stay away from these areas.

Why Paul Davis?

Water damage is no match for Paul Davis. They can treat your home more effectively with a little prep work from you. We work hard to return your property back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our professionals have restored a range of flood conditions in different types of home and business properties around Bellevue. Additionally, Paul Davis will work with your insurance company to settle your claims promptly, so you can get life back to normal.