Water Damage Restoration in Crofton, MD

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Water damage is a common disaster for many home and business owners, but this doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be taken lightly. Whether it’s a basement flood or burst pipes, water damage can start and spread in seconds, threatening mold growth by the hour and resulting in high restoration costs.

In instances like these, a professional water damage restoration contractor must be called immediately to repair the affected area. Top To Bottom Renovation is available 24/7 in the Crofton, MD area to extract any and all standing water and repair the structural damage. Our technicians are also licensed and experienced to provide professional mold removal. Everything from reconstruction to water damage repair to odor removal, we will ensure that both your property and peace of mind are restored.

Have questions about water damage restoration? Here is a list of some of our most common questions asked by our customers:

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What Causes Water Damage?

Water damage is caused by a number of sources, including the following:

  • Burst and leaking pipes
  • Burst and leaking appliances
  • Overflowing gutters
  • Roof leaks
  • Sewage backups
  • Poorly constructed bathtubs and/or wearing away of the grout

Regardless of where the water damage had occurred and what caused it, never hesitate to reach out to your water damage restoration company for emergency services.

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  • Burst pipe repair
  • Water removal
  • Flooded basement restoration
  • Sewage clean up
  • Mold remediation
  • Smoke damage clean up
  • Repair & rebuild

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What Are the Common Signs of Water Damage?

  • Discoloration: Check to see if there are any signs of discoloration on your walls or ceilings, especially wet or dark spots. This is usually a big sign when there is water damage in the house.
  • Cracking and flaking: The paint materials on the wall or your wallpaper could bubble and start to crack. Eventually it will warp or become bloated. When you start to see signs of cracks, make sure you check early on so it doesn’t evolve into a bigger problem.
  • Stains: When there is a slow, consistent leak, a yellow-brownish stain will likely form near the source of the water leak. Generally, you can find these stains in the rooms with a lot of water usage, such as laundry room, bathrooms, and basements. If you see stains like this in the house, make sure to call a plumber first because it is likely that there is a repeated issue with the plumbing.
  • Pooling water: Sometimes water could be accumulate here and there, and mopping it dry usually solves the problem. It becomes an issue if you repeatedly have to mop a certain spot in the house – definitely a sign that a pipe has leaked or burst.
  • Sound of running water: When you turn off all water sources in the house and still hear running water that are off from normal, for example like a rushing water sound or slow dripping that you don’t usually hear. Then you might have a problem.
  • Increase in utility bills: If the water usage in the house stays constant and suddenly you see a spike on the utility bill that is unusual. Compare it with last year’s average bill, take consideration of the fluctuation of different months and seasons. This could be due to water damage or a leakage in pipe somewhere.
  • Musty or damp smells & Visible mold: This is a very distinct smell, hard to miss. Often, it is accompanied by mold due to the exposure to moisture. Sewage could also be backed up in the pipes.

If you have noticed any of these signs and is unsure whether or not there is water damage, you can always call a professional to check out the area. The earlier you act and address the problem, the lower the damage it does to your property.

How Can I Prevent Water Damage?

You can prevent water damage with proper maintenance of your property. Ensuring these do not cause an issue can be vital towards preventing a disaster.

Here are some recommended inspections that should be made frequently:

  • Finding any issues with the septic tank
  • Showing everyone in the home where the main water shutoff is located on the property
  • Keeping an eye on the water bill; a sudden increase in one month can make a big difference
  • Finding any black spots on the walls or musty smells on the property

If you find any mold growth in your home, be sure to contact Top To Bottom Renovation as we also provide professional mold remediation. We will ensure that the affected area is contained while eliminating the risk for the spores to spread and trigger health issues.

What are the Effects of Water Damage?

Water damage has the potential to create all sorts of damage to homes and buildings, including the following:

  • Decreased property value from the damage
  • Hefty costs in water damage restoration and other services if needed
  • Chipped paint and/or wallpaper
  • Destroyed carpets and rotting wood floors
  • Mold growth and musty smells
  • What is Involved in Water Damage Restoration

Water damage restoration involves a variety of steps including the following:

  • The damaged area is inspected to identify and remove the source of the water
  • Professional water extraction equipment is used to remove all excess water from the area
  • The drying process starts, using powerful dehumidifiers and fans
  • All mold growth is removed
  • Structural repairs, air duct cleaning, and deodorization are done as needed
  • Final inspection
  • Working with your insurance company during the claims process

Problems with Mold and Water Damage

No hesitation should ever be taken when discovering water damage on your property. It may start out small and/or hidden but it has the potential to spread to additional areas, threatening mold growth and permanent damage.

Once mold starts, it consumes building materials while dispersing its spores into the breathing air in search of other materials to harvest. As these spores travel through the air, people can experience a range of negative health effects when inhaling them. Everything from coughing, sneezing, and even breathing problems can be triggered.

Water Damage Repair Services

This is why it’s important to address water and mold damage immediately. Top To Bottom Renovation is available throughout the Crofton, MD area to provide a range of restoration services for homes and buildings, including water damage repair, mold removal, deodorization, reconstruction, and much more. Our technicians are each licensed, trained, and dedicated to restoring your property and peace of mind by working efficiently and effectively.

Water Damage Restoration FAQs

While some individuals may consider conducting storm damage cleanup themselves, it is important to recognize that severe damage should be handled by restoration and cleaning professionals. At Top To Bottom Renovation, our team specializes in storm damage repair and water damage restoration, ensuring effective restoration of your home and a swift return to normalcy.

To begin assessing the damage after a storm, homeowners can start by assessing the visible damage. Moving debris and damaged items to inspect them further may lead to unsafe situations. It is essential to be very cautious and prioritize your safety when conducting inspections. Top to Bottom Renovation offers professional inspection services to assess damage and provide information on restoration and reconstruction needs. If your home is not safe, you should consider making accommodations until your home is safe to live in.

Ensuring safety is a top priority. It is recommended to stay away from unstable structures or debris that may present a risk of falling. Remove damaged items immediately to prevent mold growth and additional damage.

Emergency Response

Call Top To Bottom Renovation at 301-579-8215 if you home or building near Crofton, MD has been affected with severe water or mold damage.

Helpful Water Damage-Related Insights from Top To Bottom Renovation

What are the common signs of water damage?

Here are the most common signs of water damage:

  1. The utility bill is climbing.
  2. Warping of floor or cracking of tiles.
  3. Musty or mildew smell in the home.
  4. Spots on the ceilings or walls.
  5. Mold growth.

How to prevent storm and flood damage?

  1. Utilize water sensors or flood detection systems.
  2. Test your sump pump and use a backup battery.
  3. Clean out debris from ditches and drains.
  4. Check and clean gutters and downspouts.
  5. Improve drainage on your property.
  6. Look for and seal cracks in the foundation.
  7. Seal your basement windows.

What’s the Difference Between Water Damage and Flood Damage?

Flood Damage typically refers to damage caused by natural disasters such as storms and floods. This occurs when water from the outside rushes into your home during and after such events, often leaving a significant amount of standing water in your living space.

Water Damage, on the other hand, also involves your property being inundated with water but usually results from internal issues. Common causes include broken pipes, sewage backups, or other plumbing problems within the house.

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  • “Great restoration company!!! This is an exceptionally professional, knowledgeable company. I was frantic and completely lost when my husband discovered that our basement was flooded. I called at lease six restoration companies. The average appointment was a week out or more. My insurance company told me to do everything to prevent further damage but they could not authorize a contractor payment until I was assigned an adjuster. I found this company on my insurance’s website and they were able to be at my house in a very short period of time. They came prepared and ready to work. Mr. Johnson told me exactly what to expect through the entire process from his company. I signed a contract to get the water extracted immediately. The insurance inspector came while this company was working on the first day. Mr. Johnson and the adjuster worked independently in harmony for each of their respective areas of expertise. I highly recommend this company. I can’t say enough about the high quality of service that was provided. All of the workers were professional and focused as well as easy to approach. The pink van showed intentional branding and purposeful direct advertising. All the Best. Mrs. M Upper Marlboro”

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  • “I have had nothing but a great experience with Top to Bottom. Fred and his team came in on an holiday and quickly addressed my water issues. They worked with me every step of the way and were totally transparent throughout the process. Would highly recommend them to anyone needing water mitigation or renovation services.”

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  • “Phenomenal! Top To Bottom is highly exceptional from the quality of work to professionalism. The water heater went up in my house and flooded the entire basement. I called the company, the first thing Mr. Fred did was walked me through the insurance process, as this was my first time dealing with a flood and filing an insurance claim, his assistance put me at ease. The team arrived at 1am for the water damage restoration. Mr. Fred and his son went above and beyond to make a difficult situation extremely easy. They were available and responsive with the insurance company requests and needs. The renovation for the basement took about 3 weeks as there were 4 rooms that needed to be restored. They were in consistent communication with me every step of the way either by phone or email. After every room was complete Mr. Fred’s son would come, review what the contractors completed to ensure we were satisfied with the job. You can’t ask for better quality and professionalism. The basement looks better now than it did before the water damage. Again this company and works are Phenomenal! I will definitely refer there services to family and friends. Look out for the Pink van and Pink sheets!”

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