Healthy Home

Healthy Home Promise


Flood Doctor has a unique “Healthy Home” perspective.  It simply means that with all the latest advancements, the homeowner can’t return to the home with confidence unless the contractor has considered the healthy aspects of the cleanup, or renovation.

We consider:

  • mold
  • mildew
  • cleaning carpets properly to eliminate long-term effects from flooding
  • whether toxins entered the house, or room
  • ventilation
  • has the cause of the flood been eliminated, or just mitigated
  • was this a one-time event, or could the home have repeated flooding
  • will the renovation cause dust that could be avoided by drying out wood and drywall
  • is there an asthma sufferer in the house

 

The sad truth is that sewage clean-up needs to be treated differently than a washing machine hose breaking. Storm damage has one set of challenges, mold remediation another.

The “Healthy Home” concept is something we pioneered because this isn’t just a structure or job site.  This is your home! You have to live in it confidently long after we leave, although Flood Doctor is always in the area, because Virginia is our home and we cover it all.

Water Damage Safty Tips


While Waiting for Flood Doctor follow these tips to minimize your damage:

  • Shut off water source if possible
  • Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting the saturated area
  • Wipe furniture to remove excess water
  • Place aluminum foil between legs and wet carpet
  • Prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying
  • Lift drapes off flooring, loop through a coat hanger and hang on curtain rod
  • Remove wet area rugs
  • Turn on air conditioner if damage occurs in summer
  • Move valuable paintings, art objects and photos to a safe, dry place
  • Remove damp books from shelves and lay them out to dry
  • Open closet doors, furniture drawers and luggage to aid in drying
  • Remove any wet fabrics and dry immediately
  • Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature

 

However, make sure you DO NOT:

  • Use your household vacuum to remove the excess water
  • Use electrical appliances while standing on wet flooring or carpets
  • Go into any room with standing water if the electricity is on
  • Lift tacked down carpet without professional help as this could cause damage and shrinkage
  • Go into any room where the ceiling is sagging
  • Wait to call for professional help. The longer you wait the more damage will occur