ServiceMaster of Greater Washington
Flooding in your basement or other areas of your home can lead to major structural damage if the water is left standing for too long. Porous building materials will absorb the water which can lead to warping, staining, discoloration, weakening, and possible mold growth. Promptly responding to water damage is crucial in containing and limiting the overall damage.
ServiceMaster of Greater Washington provides professional flood damage restoration services to homes and buildings in Sterling, VA. Our IICRC certified technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to address the standing water and the resulting damage to the building materials.
Damage Caused by Flooding
Within the first 24 hours of a basement flood, standing water can cause an extensive amount of property damage. Wood, insulation, drywall, carpeting, and other porous building materials will absorb the water and moisture, becoming weakened and warped, increasing the risk of structural collapse.
These materials, when wet, also create the ideal environment for mold to grow. Mold can have a negative effect on the health and safety of anyone exposed to it, especially over a prolonged period of time. Symptoms include sneezing, itchy eyes and throat, nasal congestion, and headaches. For this reason, it can be dangerous to try to remove mold on your own and is best left for professionals to address.
It is very possible for the flood water to be contaminated with sewage. If this is the case, it is crucial to maintain a safe distance from the water. Sewage water can possibly spread illness or infections because the water contains harmful bacteria and hazardous waste.
Flood Damage Cleanup Process
ServiceMaster of Greater Washington has been proudly providing professional restoration services to our local communities for over 30 years. We are equipped with state-of-the-art water extraction and drying equipment to ensure that we are providing top quality flood restoration. We will effectively remove the water from the property, dry the affected areas, and repair the water damage to the property materials and surfaces as needed.
Our professional technicians can provide mold removal if necessary and we are equipped with EPA-registered disinfectant cleaning products to thoroughly decontaminate the area if the water was contaminated with sewage.
Flood Cleanup in Sterling, VA
Responding promptly to water damage is crucial in minimizing the overall extent of the damage. If the water is left standing for too long, it can lead to possible mold growth. If the water has been contaminated with sewage, the property will need to be decontaminated.
If your home or building in Sterling, VA is experiencing indoor flooding, contact ServiceMaster of Greater Washington at (540) 773-2083 for our professional flood damage restoration services.
We will respond promptly to basement floods and other emergency situations 24/7.