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Water Damage Restoration – Not a DIY For Homeowners

Water damage can strike your home at any time, from any number of sources. The longer you put off water damage restoration, the worse, and potentially more expensive, the project will become. Especially if mold starts to grow. So what do you do? Before you decide to go the DIY route – after all, everything you need to know is online, right? – take a step back and look at the bigger picture.


Despite what you may find online, tv shows, blog articles, and youtube video channels, water damage cleanup should only be handled by trained and certified professionals. These trained professionals not only have the training, experience, and certifications to get the job done right, they also have specialized drying equipment needed to do the job properly to prevent further damage. ie mold.  Sure you can rent fans and dehumidifiers from Home Depot, but drying a soaked carpet using residential or rental equipment can take much longer than the Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR)Dehumidifiers professional water damage restoration companies use. Time is of the essence when dealing with water in your home or business. One day is the difference between saving your building materials and having to demolish and restoring.

Additional benefits of hiring a professional water damage restoration company:

  1. Health Hazards: Depending on the source of the water damage, safety can become a concern. There are three categories of water damage, ranging from clean water to black water, each more hazardous than the next. Black water, the most dangerous of the three, is water that has come into contact with fecal matter or other unidentified contaminants.
  2. Hidden Damage: Water damage is not always obvious. Sometimes it is found inside walls and under floors. If you attempt a DIY restoration and fail to diagnose hidden damage, the resulting issues could be extreme…and expensive.
  3. Peace of Mind: Hiring a professional restoration company gives you the peace of mind knowing you have done everything in your power to rectify the situation.



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.