Concord MI Water Damage Tips
From malfunctioning dishwashers to leaky pipes, water damage varies in source and severity. If left to continue, water damage can hurt the foundation of your property. Floors, walls and other surfaces are prone to fungal invasion when water damage is left untreated. The Paul Davis specialists are the ones to call when your property needs water damage restoration.
Before Paul Davis Pros Arrive
It can be hard not to try and fix the leak yourself. That said, it’s best to leave the work up to the pros. However, there are some measures you can take before the Paul Davis crew arrives. To salvage everything on your property from water damage, it’s crucial to act quickly.
The first step to take is to evaluate the any hazards in your property. It’s common knowledge that water and electricity are a dangerous combo, so search for electrical hazards on the premises before you start cleaning. Bare wires or damp electronics can pose a threat, even when appliances have been shut off. To ensure total safety, shut down all breakers and circuits around your property to prevent electrocution.
A serious home flood can leave all your possessions damaged. As soon as your home is safe to enter, relocate all your possessions. Even, dry surfaces are best for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. This also includes small tabletop items, such as lamps and collectibles. The real work begins when you’ve moved books and other small items.
To start the drying process, use air conditioning and fans in your home to move air through the area. Leave the larger spills for the pros, however, you can wipe or mop surface spots. Though you may want to try, do not use a regular home vacuum to remove water. Improper use of these appliances can be hazardous to you and break the vacuum. When you’re ready to move furniture, prop up seating like heavy chairs and sofas using wooden and cement blocks to elevate them above the wet areas.
Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. All that additional weight makes rugs, leather goods and fur difficult to lift. This means when you must remove a large fabric item, lift carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry thoroughly. Items like furniture may not be easily saved.
Water treats your property’s’ structure in a similar way it affects carpets and rugs. Floors and ceilings will bend when they take on water weight, it’s best to stay clear of these areas.
Why Call Paul?
Professionals from Paul Davis are experts on water damage. They can treat your home more effectively with a little prep work from you. We work hard to return your home back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our pros are experienced and have worked with varying degrees of water damage in different kinds of residential and commercial properties. Additionally, Paul Davis will work with your insurance company to settle your claims quickly, so you can get life back to normal.