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 it’s 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 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 residential water damage restoration, it’s a no-brainer. However, if you find your home flooded, Flood Doctor technicians are trained, IICRC 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 illness. All water intrusions into a living space should be considered an emergency and dealt with immediately; 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 residential water damage restoration 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 give you actual air sample and culture sample lab results to prove it.
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 residential water damage restoration 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. If you need assistance with navigating the waters of your claim let our office staff know and they will be happy to help.
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Flood Doctor saved my apartment in Falls Church a couple years ago after the unit above the 10th floor flooded. Their service was prompt and efficient, keeping the damage to the bathroom and hallway minimal. I didn't have to deal with multiple contractors. They literally handled all aspects.Maha Mokaddem - Falls Church, Virginia
Dishwasher flooded our kitchen ruining the flooring in adjacent room and cabinetry.The crew did an amazing job. Talk to the company and worked very diligently ensure things were completed to our satisfaction and in a timely manner. Highly recommend this company
These guys are serious professionals. Friendly, trustworthy and punctual everything I look for in a contractor and more. Couldn't be any happier with their services and plan on using them if I have any other issues in the future. Thanks, Frank and the team!