Flood Damage Cleanup Services
Flooded basement? Water damage in your home? Let us help.
Water and flood damage can happen in many different ways. It can happen to even the most prepared property owner. No matter what the cause or how big the loss, Flood Doctor is ready to help.
Here are some of the most common types of flood and water damage causes: Flood Damage Cleanup Company in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC.
Flooding due to Storm Damage
Whether it’s a flash flood, a tornado, blizzard or even a hurricane when massive amounts of water hit your property all at once, it can turn into a serious problem. One can’t be prepared for every scenario that can cause havoc to one’s home or business. However its always good to have a plan for what to do if the inevitable happens. Especially if you live in a flood zone.
The two most important things a home or business owner can do is; 1-have sufficient flood insurance, and 2- know who to call after a flood. Flood Doctor’s IICRC trained and certified technicians are always on call and ready to help. When massive rainfall puts your building’s foundation to the test give us a call, with over 20 years of experience, we’ll handle it.
Basements are the most common area of your home to be flooded. Whether it’s from heavy rainfall, a roof drainage problem or a sump pump malfunction water seems to always find its way into the basements. One of the most common causes of basement flooding in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC homes and businesses is sump pump failures due to power outages after storms.
It’s always a good idea to have a battery backup and an alarm system installed. Compared to the costs and headaches associated with having to deal with flood damage cleanup and restoration, it’s a no-brainer. However, if you find your basement flooded, Flood Doctor technicians are trained, certified and ready to get water out of your basement, clean and preserve your possessions, and mitigate and restore your property as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Sewer Backups and Toxic Water Damage
Flooding caused by sewer backups can have devastating and dangerous effects on homes and properties. CAT 3 water, as it is referred to in the water damage repair and restoration industry, often contains pathogens and bacteria that can be deadly if not dealt with properly. These pathogens can lead to infections and other serious illness. All water intrusions into a living space should be considered an emergency and dealt with immediately; However, flooding caused by water not only needs to be dealt with with the utmost urgency, it also required special training and certifications.
A carpet cleaning company that handles flood damage cleanup and repair jobs on the side should not be trusted to deal with a CAT 3 loss. Our technicians train for years and have multiple certifications from local and national organizations. Flood Doctor certified technicians will not only eliminate all the contaminants but will also provide you with a third party certification and guarantee that it was done right. We don’t just tell you it’s clean, we will give you actual air sample and culture sample test results.
Broken Pipes and Appliance Leaks
When the pipe under your sink, water heater, faucet or other appliances leak, it can be very annoying and damaging to your home. leaking water on your floors can make its way to places you can’t see or reach. If left to dry on its own, you run the very real risk of mold and wood damage in your floors and cabinets. Instead of a simple water damage cleanup, you now have to deal with the much longer, and more expensive, mold mitigation and flood restoration project.
Most home insurance policies in our area have a cap on the amount they will pay for mold damage mitigation. It is understood that if you do not take immediate action to deal with water damage in your home it is no longer their responsibility to cover the subsequent damages due to neglect. Far too often we’ve seen insurance claims be denied because of this. You should read your insurance policy and have a firm understanding of what is covered and what your responsibilities are as a homeowner.
Insurance companies are not in the business of losing money if they see a way to deny a claim, they will! Flood Doctor staff are trained to work with your adjuster. We document every step of the way. We know what insurance companies need and what they look for.
This is when our 20 years of experience helps you. We make sure you get everything you are entitled under your policy. A newer company that has just transitioned from carpet cleaning into insurance claim flood damage cleanup and restoration projects will be ill-equipped to handle the massive amounts of paperwork and specialized documentation procedures adjusters need in order to process your claim.
If you experience water damage in Virginia, Maryland or Washington DC, as the result of a toilet or dishwasher overflow, you can add pathogen contamination to the list of perils. Have a professional inspect the situation to avoid large costs later on.
Why Call Us for Water and Flood Damage Repairs?
We respond and work quickly – Depending on the extent of the damage, Flood Doctor professionals may be able to clean up water damage in your home in as little as three days.
We’re experienced – After 20 years in the Water Damage Flood Damage Restoration business and thousands of Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC properties restored, we know how to handle your water damage cleanup emergency.
We help with your insurance claim – Working with insurance companies while recovering from water damage or flood damage is stressful. We can work with your insurance company to settle claims quickly.
For all your water damage restoration, flood damage Cleanup, repair, and restoration needs in Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington DC Call Flood Doctor! Our trained staff is always standing by ready to help with any flood cleanup emergency.