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 is, Flood Doctor is ready to help with your flood damage cleanup project.
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 severe problem.
One can’t be prepared for every scenario that can cause havoc to one’s home or business. However, it’s always good to plan what to do if the inevitable happens, especially if you live in a flood zone.
Floods occur naturally and can happen almost anywhere. They may not even be near a body of water, although river and coastal flooding are two of the most common types. Heavy rains, poor drainage, and even nearby construction projects can put you at risk for flood damage.
The two most important things a home or business owner can do are:
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 basements.
One of the most common causes of basement flooding in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. 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.
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 illnesses.
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, but it also requires 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.
When the pipe under your sink, water heater, faucet, or other appliances leaks, 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.