Reliable 24/7 Water Restoration Services

Water Damage Remediation

CORE TEAM provides fast-track water damage mitigation in order to extract standing water and dehumidify existing building components to prevent further damage. Our team uses state-of-the-art thermal imaging, borescopes, and moisture-reading equipment to fully assess areas behind walls and below-floor systems.

How Fast Do I Need to Call For Water Damage Cleanup?

Quickly extracting water from the property is a key component in minimizing the risk of additional damage as well as the growth of mold or other environmental conditions that can form as a result of inadequate water mitigation. Mold can begin to grow on a damp surface as quickly as 24 to 48 hours after water exposure, so contacting a water mitigation company as soon as possible is key.

Water Damage in Bethesda, MD

Don't Risk More Damage To Your Home or Business

Step 1

Water Extraction & Removal

Step 2

Structural Drying & Dehumidification

Step 3

Repairs & Reconstruction

Water Mitigation Washington DC Metro & Surrounding Counties

Mitigation equipment includes commercial dehumidifiers, air movers/fans, HEPA air scrubbers, pumps, water extraction trucks, trailer-mounted generators and desiccant dehumidifiers.

– Equipment inventory includes company-owned and affiliate-owned equipment

Frequently Asked Questions About Water Damage

Water damage insurance claims depend on a few different criteria. Ultimately, that's a question you'll have to clarify with your insurance company. However, we can tell you that the viability of water damage insurance claims depends primarily on what caused the damage (storm, burst pipe, plumbing malfunction, localized flood, sump pump failure, etc.). Some insurance policies will outline scenarios that will NOT be covered without specific riders, like flood insurance or sump pump failure insurance.

Contacting a restoration contractor and your insurance adjuster at the same time is a good idea because the restoration contractor will help ensure that the water extraction and dry out and the rebuild process that should follow. If the full scope of the claim isn't outlined and agreed upon from the start, there may be issues down the line, and property owners may have to pay out of pocket to get the property completely back to normal.

That depends on the types of materials that were affected by water. Drywall, carpet, and hardwood floors will take longer to dry than other materials in the space. We use moisture meters throughout the process and in many different locations to gauge the moisture levels and will continue to adjust our fans and dehumidifiers to achieve an efficient but effective dry time. The bare minimum of "three days to dry" may only produce a surface dry but can still leave behind moisture levels that create an ideal environment for mold to grow.

Most homeowners start trying to remove the water themselves before they realize they'll need to contact their insurance company about a claim so they can call in a water damage restoration company. However, standing water around anything with a power cord or outlet or sagging ceilings makes the area unsafe. Also, many insurance claims require documentation of the loss BEFORE any work is done, including removing the water. Always take plenty of photos of the damage you see before taking any action to start cleaning up the mess. Your restoration contractor will also be able to back up your insurance claim scope with the necessary technical documentation.

If the water damage involves Category 1 water (clean and free of microbes and bacteria), many of your personal belongings can be salvaged. Category 2 water would include other water sources, including rainwater, that, while not containing biohazards or sewage, still pose health risks and the potential for destructive microbial growth and mold. A water damage restoration technician will help you sort through the property's contents to determine what can be safely dried, what can be restored by a textile/contents technician, and what can't be saved or salvaged. There are off-site facilities in the area that specialize in restoring water-damaged contents. Your restoration team will document all of the contents leaving the property for restoration or disposal for your records and also for reimbursement from your insurance company.

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