Olivet MI Water Damage Tips

From malfunctioning refrigerators to broken roofs, water damage varies in source and intensity. If neglected, water damage can hurt the stability of your property. Floors, walls and other surfaces are especially vulnerable to fungal invasion if neglected after water damage. If your property experiences water damage, get the experts from Paul Davis of Olivet.

Before We Arrive

It can be hard not to try and fix the flooding yourself. That said, it’s best to leave the job up to the experts. However, there are some things you can do before the Paul Davis crew arrives. You need to move quickly to salvage everything in your home from water damage.

The first step to take is to evaluate the condition of your property. We all know that water and electricity are a hazardous mixture, so look for electrical hazards on the premises before you act. Even when powered down, uncovered wiring or wet electronics can pose a threat. To ensure total safety, turn off all breakers and circuits around your property to prevent electrocution.

Getting Started

A serious home flood can leave all your items dampened. Once your home is safe to enter, move all your possessions. Level, flat areas are ideal for airing out books, magazines and other paper materials. Don’t forget lamps and other tabletop pieces either. The real work begins when you’ve relocated books and other small items.

To start the drying process, we recommend air conditioning or fans throughout your home to channel air through the area. Leave the larger messes for the pros, but you can wipe and mop surface messes Though you may want to try, you should not use a regular home vacuum to remove water. Improper use of these appliances can be harmful to you and break the vacuum. When you’re ready to move furniture, stack furnishings such as sofas and heavy chairs using wooden or cement blocks to above them off the wet areas.

Water adds weight to surfaces, carpets, and fabrics. The additional weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs hard to move. This means when you must remove a large fabric item, lift carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the soaked area to dry correctly. Things such as draperies may not be salvaged easily.

In serious flooding events, the additional water weight can damage the foundation of your home. Ceilings and floors will warp when they absorb too much water weight, be sure to stay away from these hazards.

Why Call Paul?

Water damage is no match for Paul Davis. They can treat your home more effectively with a little prep work from you. We will get your home back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our experts have worked in a range of flood conditions in different types of home and business properties around Olivet. Furthermore, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.