Orleans MI Water Damage at Home

Water damage in your home can come from a variety of sources. Wherever it starts, it can cause serious problems for the infrastructure and fixtures indoors. Wooden surfaces and drywall are especially vulnerable to fungal invasion if neglected after water damage. If your property experiences water damage, contact the experts at Paul Davis of Orleans.

Before We Arrive

There are different measures you can take before Paul Davis specialists come to help. You need to move quickly to salvage everything in your home from water damage.

Be sure your property is safe to enter. Shut off all electronics and breakers around your house to avoid electrocution. This may sound overly cautious, but dampened appliances can be hazardous when exposed to water.

Saving Items and your Home

Water is a pervasive liquid that can leak into every area of your home. To keep water damage from harming small items, relocate them first. Paper and inked items like newspapers need a flat, dry surface. This includes little tabletop items, such as lamps and collectibles. The hard work begins when you’ve removed magazines and other small items.

Fans or air conditioning circulate air throughout your house and begin drying the area. Wipe or mop damp areas such as shelves to make sure smaller puddles of standing water have been absorbed. Though you may want to try, don’t use a regular home vacuum cleaner to clean water. Incorrect use of these tools can be hazardous to you and break the vacuum. When you’re ready to move furniture, lift up seating like sofas and heavy chairs using wooden or cement blocks to elevate them away from the wet areas.

Carpet and fabrics are typically heavy when wet. All that extra weight makes leather goods, fur and rugs hard to lift. So if you must move a rug, proceed carefully. Hang draperies, clothing and other fabrics away from the affected area to dry thoroughly. Things like these may not be easily saved.

Water affects your property’s’ structure in a similar way it affects carpets and rugs. Because of this, do not go near drooping ceilings or bent floors. Areas like these have likely taken on large amounts of water and could fall around you.

Why Paul Davis?

Experts from Paul Davis are experts on water damage. A little prep work from you before professionals arrive speeds up the restoration process. We work hard to restore your property back to normal efficiently and quickly. Our technicians are experienced and have worked with varying degrees of water damage in a range of home and commercial properties. Furthermore, Paul Davis helps you with your insurance company to settle your claims effectively, so you can get life back to normal.