Ronald Woodaman
Ronald Woodaman
21:11 24 Sep 21
I discovered the damage at 3. They were there at 5. The work was done fast and well. I would use them again in a heartbeat.
Leslie Mytrysak
Leslie Mytrysak
12:34 20 Jul 21
We had a pipe burst in our crawl space & Drying Tech was able to send out technicians right away to clean the mess. They were on time, extremely polite & efficient. Very reasonably priced. While I hope we won’t need to use them again, they will be the first company we call for help. Highly recommend!
Patrick Hicks
Patrick Hicks
05:25 19 Jul 21
Reid Howard
Reid Howard
23:22 14 Jul 21
Al responded within 1 hour on a Saturday, cleaned up the wet carpet/padding, and documented everything he did in pictures for my insurance company.
Alison W
Alison W
23:53 08 Jul 21
We had a ton of rain come through this past Thursday night. The rain came through our basement and soaked our carpets! I called Drying Tech of PWC at 4:30 in the evening and they were at my home by 6:00 pm! Alvaro and Julio did a great job cleaning up the water damage and I would highly recommend them! They were quick to respond and very professional!!!
Khady Diop
Khady Diop
16:52 25 May 21
Drying tech did an amazing job! I would recommend them to anyone. We called yesterday for a mold inspection and they came this morning to do so and removed it the same day at a reasonable price.They were clear about the work they would do and how exactly they would solve the problem, and on top of that were very kind. We are pleased with their work.
Joanne Pretz
Joanne Pretz
05:15 05 May 21
3 Cheers and 5 Stars to Drying Tech of PWC. They respond quickly and take great care to protect all the stuff in the basement. Technician are personable and profession. Quality work at a fair price.
Joseph Moore
Joseph Moore
23:08 20 Mar 21
Al was extremely helpful and informative through the entire process. As a new home owner and unsure how to navigate a leaking water heater that had leaked water underneath hardwood floors and carpet, he was extremely helpful and professional.
Seth Manriquez
Seth Manriquez
00:35 06 Mar 21
Great Service!They always inform of the process and all the needs and risks.They did Fast and right!!
Eric S
Eric S
17:11 26 Feb 21
We are very pleased with Drying Tech's work to remediate the mold that we found behind and underneath our dishwasher and neighboring cabinets of our kitchen. Al and team clearly explained everything we should expect throughout the process. We're so thankful for Drying Tech's quality work!
John Ott
John Ott
18:27 24 Feb 21
Drying Tech has come to our home 3 times since 2017 to clean up water overflow in our basement from a faulty sump pump. Each time, the Drying Tech team has responded quickly to our emergency calls which occurred often during evening hours. My wife and I have found them always to be polite, professional, and thorough. I would highly recommend them.
Deana Coy
Deana Coy
18:43 09 Feb 21
Extremely polite, friendly and prompt service. Really appreciated all their work; their work was clean, professional and included advice for job complettion going forward. Definitely would call again if warranted.
Cara Michas
Cara Michas
16:12 28 Jan 21
Al was the best! They did a great job and were easy to work with.
Gabe S
Gabe S
17:35 28 Dec 20
Fast, professional, and friendly service. Had flooding in our basement and called them on the recommendation of our hvac company. They were out within a day and had the floor pulled up and dryers on very quickly. Would recommend to anyone.
Antoinette Arnoe
Antoinette Arnoe
00:14 04 Dec 20
I highly recommend this company! Al explained exactly what the job entailed, what he thought the problem was and how they were going to fix it. He answered all of my questions--and I had a lot. There was a mold problem I'm my bedroom, and they cut open the corners of my master bedroom, dealt with the mold, put insulation where it was necessary, and suggested a company that could finish the drywall work. I am SO satisfied and happy! If you have a mold issue, don't wait. Call this company.
Steven Williams
Steven Williams
00:17 22 Nov 20
Great job by this company. Everything went smoothly and they were very professional. I would use them again if I had to.
Verity Sainte Marie
Verity Sainte Marie
14:16 06 Nov 20
I can not say enough good things about this group! Home Advisor helped connect them to me, within minutes of the ask going out, Stive called me and arranged for people to come out ASAP. When we realized we had forgotten to show them one area, they came out again for a second estimate, no problem. They scheduled work around our schedule and were never pushy but always helpful. Their work was fast and expertly done and everyone I dealt with was kind, professional, and helpful. Everyone was also very careful with COVID going on- the team was all in masks the whole time they were here. I would happily recommend them to friends and family, and while I hope I don't need them again soon (no one wants mold and home repairs), I would certainly call them again if I did! Thank you so much, Stive and Team!
Richard Puerto
Richard Puerto
10:54 18 Aug 20
Had a flood in our house, water from the first floor to the basement, and Drying Tech of PWC came right out within 2 hours of calling them and took care of all the remediation. I would highly recommend them.
Michael Landa
Michael Landa
15:12 29 Jul 20
My house sprung a leak from all the recent rain and I called Drying Tech at 11pm and they answered! They offered to come out that night or the next day. I said next day and they were there exactly when they said they would be. The work was quality and priced very fairly. Definitely my go to company for drying/remediation work! A+
EXIT Realty Pros
EXIT Realty Pros
15:44 28 Jul 20
My company has used Drying Tech of Pwc, Inc. for several jobs over the last year. If any of my clients have mold issues they are the ones I call. They are very professional, very thorough and give detailed estimates before getting started. I have used other companies in the past and they are definitely the best.Vicki Shoemaker Cloud, Principal Broker, EXIT Realty Pros in Manassas.
Raven Compton
Raven Compton
01:06 15 Jul 20
Experiencing water damage is always unexpected and typically a nightmare; but working with Drying Tech truly eased the burden. Within an hour of my initial call there was a crew at our home (after hours) pulling back the carpet, installing dryers and spraying to prevent mold and mildew. The team was fast and on the phone customer service was excellent. They quoted us a fair price, and delivered on their services. Highly recommend!
Kyle Murphy
Kyle Murphy
08:51 05 Jul 20
Amazing local company. They came out to my house, gave me a great quote, and were able to complete the work all in the same day!Thank you Al !!!
Johnny Ivanovich
Johnny Ivanovich
20:48 17 Jun 20
From the initial phone call to the final interaction, the staff at Drying Tech of PWC was very professional and responsive. They explained the work that needed to be done and kept me informed through out the entire process. The work documentation and dry log they provided contained pictures and precise measurements, which were very helpful when dealing with my insurance company. I would definitely hire again.
Linda Chen
Linda Chen
18:32 28 May 20
M. T.
M. T.
17:20 26 May 20
I would give Drying Tech the highest recommendation. My humidifier leaked through the night, and my laundry room, music studio and family room were flooded partially. I called several water damage specialists and received different estimates, some even through the phone. Mr. Alvaro Ruano of Drying Tech came immediately, wearing mask, gloves and shoe covers, and the tools to complete the inspection. He was very efficient in his evaluations while explaining to me why and what he was doing. I asked him all kind of questions which he answered clearly and kindly. He did not exaggerate the damage or work needed, as one other company did. Mr. Ruano and his family own and operate Drying Tech. This factor, besides his impeccable professionalism and empathy (rare in larger companies), allowed him to give me a great discount. He and his assistant (his nephew) also washed the rest of the basement carpet, at no extra charge, so that the carpet would look evenly clean.Drying Tech services 24/7 days a week, repairs water, mold, fire and smoke damage, and also insulate attics. They give military discounts and more. I am so grateful and impressed by this company. They are definitely proud of their work and they should be.
Mark Escario
Mark Escario
12:51 01 Apr 20
They quickly responded, worked with my schedule, provided a fair price, and finished the job quickly and with quality.
Miguel Romero
Miguel Romero
11:55 18 Feb 20
Drying Tech was referred to me by my real estate agent due to a mold remediation home inspection report. Al stopped by, provided us with an estimate that came in lower than the previous estimate from another company. Immediately started and completed the work to perfection and kept our settlement date on time without delay. Highly recommend Drying Tech!
Joey W
Joey W
20:01 09 Feb 20
Frances Westbrook
Frances Westbrook
17:18 21 Nov 19
We had an excellent experience with Drying Tech of PWC. They responded to a request for service immediately and professionally. Their quick response to a water emergency undoubtedly saved us a great deal in money by starting water mitigation rapidly. Highly recommended.
Regina Kalasky
Regina Kalasky
16:41 18 Nov 19
Hello Friends and Neighbors: I have used the extraordinary service of Drying Tech twice for my home. I can firsthand attest to the extraordinary professionalism, outstanding customer service, and flawless service job Drying Tech provides. The service team at Drying Tech was on-time, excellent customer service with a most friendly demeanor, and my home was spotless after their work was performed. I was once referred to ServiceMaster as a service provider and they did a sub-standard, awful job on my home leaving leaving scuff marks, stains on my carpet, unreliable appointment times, and caused more damage. So, please do not even look elsewhere; Drying Tech is first class and no other service can even compete. Drying Tech is the best service provider in the Washington-Metro area for any type of water damage in your home. You have my word on this fact.
Robin “Ohayoua” Orenbuch
Robin “Ohayoua” Orenbuch
08:23 11 Nov 19
We had had a problem with mold growth in our crawlspace over many years which started when our crawlspace would retain up to a foot of water after a heavy prolonged rain. It took weeks to drain and evaporate away. We had a another company put a French drain on the inside parameter of the crawlspace and it has remained dry as a bone. But the humidity remained. So we decided, after I realized this is not a job I could hope to do myself, to get some estimates for mold remediation from professionals.Al Ruano, who runs this family owned and operated business, came out and gave us a great estimate after detailing what we required and what he and his crew would do. He worked carefully in coordination with an HVAC company that would also fix the mold problems on the air duct work.Drying Tech PWC, Inc. did a meticulously thorough and conscientious cleaning such that the crawlspace is now completely mold free. He also replaced the moisture barrier on the floor in a far more thorough way than the previous installers. Al also recommended along with my HVAC company what dehumidifier to get for the crawlspace which I ordered.Al Ruano and his people are the best people one could hope to get for this type of project . I'd call on them again in a nanosecond if I ever purchased another house. They're superb!
Cecilia Miner
Cecilia Miner
16:05 04 Nov 19
We chose Drying Tech over other companies based on reviews, and we were glad we did. Although our issue was fairly small, the Drying Tech professionals responded all out. They found the source of the leak in the HVAC system (cracked pipe), contained the water until we could get the HVAC company out, removed the area of wet/moldy drywall, treated areas that needed it, and dried everything out. Then they provided documentation to keep for the future to show proper remediation. Fully recommend this company.
G. Rudnitchi
G. Rudnitchi
21:10 23 Oct 19
Peace Lily
Peace Lily
20:06 22 Oct 19
Highly recommend! Al and his team have done a wonderful job for us on a few different occasions. They are very knowledgeable, professional, thorough and friendly. This last time required the work of a plumber so Al recommended someone he knew. He then stayed until the plumber showed up to explain what he saw and to make sure the plumber took note of the various areas that needed to be addressed. The plumber also worked out great, so we are very thankful that Al took the time to do a great job, to explain the problem to us, to wait to show the plumber what needed to be done and to recommend a good plumber. We will continue to call on Drying Tech whenever we need this type of service in the future!
Charlotte Blazy
Charlotte Blazy
16:03 24 Sep 19
The professionals of Drying Tech of PWC were quick to respond to our call about a large spot of mold found in our home. They were very respectful of our home and were very meticulous in removing the mold and all trace of work. They also inspected for potential cause of the mold which was quite helpful. We would definitely recommend them!
Mal R
Mal R
15:50 24 Sep 19
Al Ruano and his team are extremely efficient and communicate wonderfully. I had a broken ice maker hose and leaking sink that caused my whole kitchen to be damaged. They removed SEVEN layers of flooring in my kitchen! They also recommended a really awesome contractor for the rebuild. They contacted my insurance company for me to let them know I just had water damage and not mold as well. I don’t know if anybody else would have gone so above and beyond. Definitely recommend these guys!
Fran Seg
Fran Seg
17:47 18 Sep 19
An absolutely A++ company. Al and his company came out within a couple of hours of our call, in the middle of a downpour of rain I might add, and quickly and efficiently remediated an area with water damage and mold. He was very professional, efficient and courteous. I can't imagine a company providing any better service. Once he was done, he referred us to a contractor to do the repair work, who was also just fantastic. I wish I could give 6 stars!!
Ray Dumo
Ray Dumo
12:29 13 Sep 19
I've used Drying Tech before and highly recommend them. They are very professional and provide excellent service.
shanna peterson
shanna peterson
00:15 31 Aug 19
This company is amazing. I was so impressed with their professionalism. Totally satisfied. Highly recommend!! They cleaned my whole basement, took pictures of all the damage, removed all the damaged walls and flooring and cleaned my floor before they left. Really nice too.
Vamsi Chengari
Vamsi Chengari
02:22 13 Jun 19
Thanks to Al for speedy and Excellent service.
Ken Bayes
Ken Bayes
00:50 20 Dec 18
This past weekend the guys from Drying Tech did a fantastic job getting the water out of my attic after I encountered a double roof leak. They came out within an hour of the repair, did a thorough examination, provided an estimate on the spot, and then went to work right away. The price was very reasonable and the work they did was fantastic. When they came back out a few days later they did another examination and showed me that the attic was now dry.The way they handled our delicate situation was superb! Al was excellent every step of the way! I'm so glad we hired them for this job and I won't hesitate to call them again.
John Brown
John Brown
16:42 31 Aug 18
Everyone, Kevin, Al & Stive total caring professionals. On time, responsive & reasonable.
Mandi Best
Mandi Best
16:37 21 Jul 18
This company is wonderful! I called and left a message about a mold estimate and received messages right back stating they were on a call and would respond further as soon as they were off. From the very beginning it's clear their focus is getting things remediated quickly, which in the case of mold, that is key! Al came to do our estimate and was able to fit us in that day! He and Salvatore did a fantastic job and explained everything really well. They were respectful of our home and made sure we understood all the steps. As a wonderful bonus they were friendly and fun. When they say friendly enough to be family they mean it! We certainly plan on using them again, though hopefully for preventative care next time!
John-David Sayle
John-David Sayle
19:16 05 Jul 18
Incredible service and work overall. Called them as part of a home insurance claim. Water pipe burst behind a wall that was covered with a kitchen cabinet. Al (Drying Tech owner and the project manager for our issue) was extremely polite and professional throughout the entire cleanup process. He also clearly knew his stuff, kept great documentation, and informed me along the way of what he was doing and what to expect each step of the way. More than pleased with this company. Can't recommend them highly enough.
Juan Rivas
Juan Rivas
11:55 02 Jun 18
Recently used this company to help with a moisture/mold issue in my house. They responded quickly, professionally, and their work was done well. Also, they sent me via email pictures of the before, during, and after. I would highly recommend this company, and I would use them again if needed.
Evelyn Amador
Evelyn Amador
14:50 20 Apr 18
This is a family business and they treat their clients with the highest level of care. I HIGHLY recommend them! They are the best!
Louise Taylor
Louise Taylor
00:16 17 Mar 18
We met Al Ruano from Drying Tech PWC, Inc. a few weeks ago. His company did a big job for our church. He was so, so helpful to us. We chose his company, because he has a great heart. He is truly a man of his word. Al, his sons along with other members of this awesome company are very, very professional. Once again, we thank you'll from the bottom of our heart. We feel very, very strong about recommending this company to anyone.
Connie Scott
Connie Scott
01:50 25 Aug 17
Very happy with the Drying Tech team. We chose them over 3 mold remediation specialists. they were prompt, hardworking, thorough and went over and above expectations. Very happy with the results and with the team. Very professional and courteous. They wanted to please and did a great job. We were concerned that they were priced less than the mold specialists but felt their work was superb and the outcome excellent
Tori C
Tori C
20:46 12 Jun 17
I called on Thursday June 8th to have someone come take a look at some water damage. Marvin was at my property with in an hour and very professional. I highly recommend this company and will definitely use them in the future if needed. Thank you!
Kathie Conn
Kathie Conn
13:42 26 Aug 16
It was a crazy time, dampness in be basement. One call to Stive and wow he arrived, gave me good information. We have work to do first, then he comes to make sure we are dry...Thank you so much Drying Tech of PWC !Having you in my phone list is so comforting.
Fred O
Fred O
15:05 16 May 16
My home got flooded due to a bathroom issue in my upstairs bathroom. I contacted Drying Tech as they were referred to me from a friend who has used them before. They showed up a couple hours later with all their equipment and started drying everything up and fixing we spots right away. Best part is that they dealt with my home insurance directly and made it an easy process for me. Hopefully I won't have to call them again in the future but would highly recommend them to anyone with flooding or mold issues in their homes.
Sean Geramian
Sean Geramian
15:00 16 May 16
Wonderful company and very professional services which I will recommand them to anybody if there is a problem in your house. Thank you Drying Tech!!
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Water Damage Restoration

Let us help you restore your property after water has damaged it…

Our mission for Drying Tech is to build relationships with customers. We want to ease the mind during a stressful time. We care about your property the way we care about our own. We strive to be friendly, respectful, helpful, and to provide a safe environment while remediating your property.

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Water Damage Restoration

Any time there is standing water or moisture in your property...

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Fire Damage Restoration

Dealing with any type of property damage can be stressful, expensive, and draining....

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Emergency Storm Response

When a big natural disaster such as a tornado, hurricane, flood...

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Mold Removal & Remediation

Our authorized plumbers can give deterrent channel cleaning...

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Sewage Backup Cleanup

Sewer water is not only unpleasant to smell and look at, but it can also be very dangerous as well...

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Most Odors are dissolved by humidity or water and become airborne through the process...

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If you have any emergency water damage need, simply call our 24 hour emergency service

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Sensitive people who have touched or inhaled mold or mold spores may have allergic reactions such as a runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, watery eyes, skin rash and itching (dermatitis). Molds can trigger asthma attacks in people who are allergic to molds, causing wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.

The time to completely dry a structure depends on many variables such as temperature, humidity, how quickly emergency services begin, amount of saturation and the types of materials affected. Through consistent monitoring and evaluation of the drying process, we can determine when drying is complete. While there are no rules to determine how long your property will take to dry, we can tell you that on average a typical water loss will dry out in three days but can be longer.

Ash is highly acidic and prone to dispersing through the air when it is disturbed, which can be as easy as breathing on it. When swept up into the air, the building’s climate control system will pick it up and blanket entire rooms, making it much more difficult to get rid of. Because it is acidic, it will eat away at a number of materials if it sits for long, especially glass, metal and drywall.

Within a couple days, ash can permanently etch glass, including windows, weakening them considerably and forcing replacement. During this time, any drywall covered in ash can permanently discolor, turning to a sickly yellow and becoming a major eyesore. After a couple weeks, ash will corrode metals, which can result in water leaks or other expensive problems.

And ash is not just a risk to the building. It can also irritate lungs, throats and eyes, resulting in breathing difficulty, coughing, sneezing and general discomfort. This is particularly troublesome for children with asthma, as the ash can trigger an attack.

According to the IICRC S500 Standard 3rd Edition, there are over 120 different viruses that can be excreted in human feces and urine and find their way into sewage. These can include Rotavirus, causing severe and sometimes life-threatening diarrhea in children, Adenoviruses, causing respiratory and eye infections, and Norovirus, a significant cause of gastric flu or stomach flu. There are highly infectious parasitic agents like Giardia and Cryptosporidium that can cause chronic and severe intestinal diseases in both children and adults. Bacterial pathogens in sewage can include Salmonella, Shigella and Escherichia coli. These gram-negative organisms contain endotoxins that are released at the time of cell death and destruction. Endotoxins can cause respiratory inflammation, airway restriction, create the potential allergic and infectious disease responses and when inhaled they may adversely influence the central nervous system.

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