Columbia MD Flood Cleanup and Water Damage Restoration
Having your home damaged by water can be devastating. Your belongings are wet, possibly irreparably damaged, some of which can’t be replaced. Depending on the extent of the damage, you may even need to find another place to live temporarily. On top of that, you have to deal with an insurance claim and trying to figure out how to repair the damage properly within a budget. Many people will make the mistake of trying to make all the repairs themselves or playing “general contractor” and finding many different contractors for the different types of repairs that need to be made.
Think about that for a moment. Imagine that your home sustained serious water damage from Superstorm Sandy in October of 2012. Your insurance company comes out, they take pictures and talk to you about the damage. You have been able to salvage some photographs to show them the condition of your home prior to the storm. Your insurance agent looks everything over, goes back to the office and then calls you and tells you that your insurance will cover “X” amount of damages. You, being a lay person, who hopefully hasn’t had to deal with this before, just accept what the claims adjuster says.
You believe you can handle this all yourself, and of course, you want to stay within the amount that your insurance company said they would pay. So you set about renting pumps to remove the water that has been standing in your basement until the insurance company could come. You call plumbers, electricians and carpenters to come and give you an estimate. Certainly it is possible to find reputable contractors for those things, but not all of them are familiar with dealing with insurance companies. But you keep going, working with your various contractors, trying to keep them in budget. As the work is progressing, they find more damage as they go along, but you have the claim amount from the insurance company and you can’t afford to have more come out of your pocket. It all turns into a nightmare and takes far longer than you expected.
WATER REMOVAL, DRYING AND REPAIRS – PROFESSIONAL WATER DAMAGE MITIGATION SERVICES
Had you called Disaster Pros of Columbia, Maryland, much of that nightmare wouldn’t have happened. We have thirty years’ experience dealing with water damage and our company knows how to work with your insurance company to deal with those damages that might not have initially been part of the claim because they couldn’t be seen. Our technicians have certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration, so they have been specially trained to deal with all the issues that can arise when repairing water damage. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration is widely accepted as providing the industry standards for water damage repair, and we make sure we meet, and often exceed their recommendations. We are available every day of the week, every day of the year, 24 hours a day to take your calls and help you navigate the insurance claim process. Because excellent customer service is our goal, we make sure that we can answer all your questions, even being able to potentially restore family photographs and mementos that can’t be replaced. When you contract with us, you can rest easy knowing that you have an expert with all the training and expertise to deal with your water damage in the most cost efficient and timely manner possible.
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