Water Damage Restoration
Water Damage Experts in Fairfax, VA
If you are experiencing flooding or water damage from a burst pipe or leaky roof, Metropolitan Contractors wants to help you bring your home back to a dry and healthy state. We don’t provide the extraction or drying of the damaged area, but we can provide you with references for companies that provide water damage clean up services. In water damage emergencies time is of the essence, so call our 24-hour emergency service line to get a priority estimate that you can submit to your insurance provider as soon as you notice water damage in your home. The sooner your estimate is approved, the sooner we can stop the damage and make necessary repairs to your home.
We have many years of experience dealing with all types of water damage, and our technicians have the expertise to repair and replace damaged flooring or drywall to ensure your home is repaired properly following extensive water damage. Once the damaged areas have had all of the excess water extracted, we provide you with an estimate and begin repairs.
If you have been thinking about remodeling an area that is currently damaged, we can help you seize this opportunity and complete your remodel alongside your damage restoration. We will collaborate with you to figure out what you are looking for from a remodel, and factor that into our estimate for your insurance provider. As a preferred vendor for most major insurance providers, we have a much faster turnaround when it comes to approval of insurance claims. Remodeling a damaged area can be a wonderful silver lining in an otherwise irritating and difficult situation.
How To Tell If You Have Water Damage
Identifying the signs of water damage early is the best way to prevent the spread of damage throughout your home. Sometimes you may not be aware of a water leak until the obvious signs of damage display themselves in your home.
The most obvious sign of water damage is the appearance of water stains on the ceiling or drywall. It is important that you call a professional immediately to examine the damaged area and locate the leak before the damage spreads to a larger area.
Another obvious sign of water damage is the smell of mildew or mold. If there is a leak behind your walls or underneath of your flooring then the build-up of moisture can lead to the growth of mold or mildew that is not visible. Mold and mildew growth can cause respiratory problems and should be taken care of immediately.
If you notice that your walls and flooring are beginning to buckle then you should contact us immediately. A small leak over a long period of time can cause your walls and flooring to swell and buckle. This can lead to serious structural damage if it isn’t dealt with as soon as possible.
Crumbling baseboards or wooden window sills can be another sign of water damage. This a sign of long term water damage and is commonly found on wood window ceils that have been exposed to a water leak. Again, this should be dealt with as soon as you notice it, as it can cause larger structural problems if left unchecked.