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A living room with water in it after a flood

Water Damage Tips

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Man in hazmat suit spraying mold treatment on studs and cement block

Suiting up to Remediate

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Water damaged buildings are prone to mold growth if not mitigated properly
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. 
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Dealing with Romulus Water Damage

When your Romulus/Taylor home has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. The water removal and water cleanup process is completed by our highly-trained technicians who will document the drying process. This validates that your property has been dried properly and thoroughly.

Please follow the tips outlined in our Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide to protect yourself and your property.

Our water restoration process

Every water damage situation is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” water damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Get ready for APRIL SHOWERS

Make sure to routinely inspect windows, doors, and your roof to ensure that your home is protected from unexpected water leakage from heavy spring rains. If water gets in, give SERVPRO of Romulus/Taylor a call to help make the damage "Like it never even happened." 734-992-3138

Ceiling Damage and Frozen Pipes

As temperatures plunge during frigid weather, the resulting frozen pipes can burst and pour thousands of gallons of water through a building. An indoor flood will cause considerable damage to the contents, floors, walls, ceilings, and electronics. Your local SERVPRO experts have the training, technology and equipment, to quickly remove the water, mitigate the water damage, and complete any structural repairs. To prevent frozen pipes make sure your plumbing lines and fire suppression lines are all properly insulated. Also, take time to winterize any seasonal properties that are vacant, and inspect them periodically in the off-season. "Like it never even happened."