from water extraction and dehumidification to mold mitigation and carpet or upholstery cleaning, we strive to be your preferred flood damage restoration experts. If you’ve recently experienced flooding, don’t waste another minute trying to search out the best local restoration company; you’ve found us. Call now!


What does the water damage restoration process look like?

Here at 1-800-WET-CARPET in McLean, we understand that each and every water damage situation is going to look different. That’s why we make sure to treat each situation accordingly. While the water restoration process at 1-800-WET-CARPET in McLean varies depending on your homes specific needs, there are some general similarities in the water restoration process.

Step 1: Call 1-800-WET-CARPET

Putting in the call to us is step one, and it should be done as soon as possible. We are available for emergency water damage services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. After you place the call and we are on our way, if you believe the house is unsafe, then it’s best to shut off your utilities and leave the home immediately to avoid injury.

Step 2: Water damage inspection

Before we start any work, we make sure to conduct a thorough and comprehensive inspection of the house or building and any damages it may have suffered. Once we have made a proper assessment and have created an appropriate action plan, we make sure to get your approval before any work is done.

Step 3: Water extraction

Once you sign off on the plan of attack, we generally start with water extraction. The water extraction process is done using powerful vacuums and water pumps until all of the freestanding water is gone. At 1-800-WET-CARPET in McLean, we make sure to act quickly and decisively in order to prevent the growth of mold and other bacteria.

Step 4: Drying and damaged material removal

After all of the freestanding water is taken care of, we use various tools and technology to dry and remove water from the walls and floors that have been absorbed. Additionally, we make sure to remove materials that are no longer usable, such as:

  • Carpet pads
  • Carpeting and wood flooring
  • Baseboards
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Furniture
  • Trimming

Step 5: Sanitation and restoration

It is at this point in the repair process that we perform professional grade cleaning and sanitation services. We want to make sure to kill any bacterial growth that can lead to things like black mold. After the property is sanitized, we rebuild or replace any materials that were damaged in the flood with newer, upgraded materials. At 1-800-WET-CARPET, we always do our best to leave a home in better condition than it was before any water damage occurred.

If you have any questions about our water damage restoration process, contact our team at 1-800-WET-CARPET In McLean today!

Causes of water damage

There are many different factors that can lead to water damage and flooding. Some of the most common events that lead to water damage are:

  • Burst pipes
  • Leaky roofing
  • Septic tank overflow
  • Natural disasters like hurricanes or large thunderstorms
  • Faulty water heating systems
  • Obstructed water or sewage lines

While there are countless other factors that contribute to water damage in a business or home, the above are some of the most common incidents that can lead to water damage.

Why water damage is a big deal

In cases of flooding, it’s more obvious why you should be concerned about water damage. It can ruin anything inside the flooded areas and cause damage to the structure of your home. But what about less severe water damage? Water damage, no matter how severe, should be dealt with swiftly and decisively. The more time you let water damage be, the more damage it will cause. Also, when water damage is not dealt with immediately, it can promote the growth of bacteria that ultimately leads to black mold and other molds. Mold can be very toxic and cause disease and overall health concerns for anyone exposed to it — whether it is black mold or not.

Make sure to contact us at 1-800-WET-CARPET in McLean right away if you notice any water damage.

Signs of water damage

Your senses are telling and often trustworthy water damage detectors. Sometimes, you can hear unusual dripping sounds or rushing water in the walls or floors of your home. These can be signs of water damage and should be investigated further.

Mold is also a tell-tale sign that there is untreated water damage in your home or business. Mold thrives in damp and humid environments created from water damage. If you notice mold anywhere indoors, it is a sign that the area is too humid or damp and needs to be dried out as soon as possible. You can attempt this yourself, but we recommend playing it safe and contacting water damage and mold professionals.

Other less obvious and common indicators of water damage that you should keep an eye out for include puddles of water frequently showing up in a spot around the house, difficulty keeping your home warm, or water stains on the walls or ceiling.

Does insurance cover water damage?

Each insurance provider is different. In most cases, though, homeowner’s insurance will cover internal water damage like malfunctioning appliances or plumbing that suddenly fails. Be aware though, insurance providers will not cover damage from flooding or neglectful maintenance habits.

If you have any questions surrounding anything water-damage related, call us today at 1-800-WET-CARPET in McLean. We are qualified experts with more than 50 years in the water restoration industry. We have handled everything from flooded basements and homes to mold inspections and mold removal.