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What You Should Know Before Hiring a Water Damage Repair Specialist in DC, MD, VA

What You Should Know Before Hiring a Water Damage Repair Specialist in DC, MD, VA

We’ve made it to the middle of hurricane season! With just a few minor hurricane warnings in Northern VA so far this summer, the threat of Hurricane Florence has had everyone scrambling to stock up on snacks, create an emergency plan, and review their home water protection plan.

We all do our best to keep our home dry and reduce the chance of water damage. Maybe you have invested in a retaining wall outside to redirect water flow away from your home, or maybe you have installed a well-working sump pump. Even so, heavy hurricane rainfall can overpower even the best preparation. Having a water repair company you trust on call in case of an emergency can relieve the stress of calling last minute. Specializing in emergency water damage repair services in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland, Property Solutions is the trusted solution available 24/7.

If hurricanes or any heavy rainfall has affected your home by leaving unwanted water damage, it’s time to contact a water damage restoration specialist serving the Northern VA area.

Here are a few things to consider before making the call:

  1. Find A Licensed, Bonded, & Insured Water Damage Specialist in Northern VA

    Make sure your contractor meets all three criteria: licensed, bonded, & insured. These are all important in making sure your contractor has experienced training and you’re protected as a property owner (bonded insurance). Hiring a contractor without experience or insurance is unsafe for you and the contractor. Always hire a contractor that is licensed, bonded, and insured.

  2. Hire Full-Time Restoration Contractors

    Many contractors do upholstery and cleaning but do not have the same level of experience a full-time restoration company, such as Property Solutions, has under their belt. They might also put off your project not realizing the importance of getting rotted wood out of your home before mold develops.

  3. Check with Your Insurance

    In some cases, your insurance company will cover water damage repair and cleanup. Insurance company criteria can vary and be very particular on the source of the damage and what precautions were taken to avoid water damage. Property Solutions is experienced in working with insurance claims, so don’t hesitate to ask us for help.

  4. Don’t Sit On It. Act Now

    Letting water or water damage sit in your home can cause further unwanted damage. Mold can start to grow in as little as 12 hours when conditions are right. Professional Water damage cleanup and restoration can save you money in the long run by reducing the chances water will spread. Read more about how mold is bad for your family’s health and how to prevent mold growth on our previous blog: 3 Tips to Deal with Summer Mold.


Property Solutions is a full-time residential and commercial improvement and repair company that is licensed in Virginia, DC, and Maryland. In addition to cleaning up water damage, we can complete the job by installing drywall and applying new paint. Call us today at !

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