No one wants to think about it until it is too late. Preparing for a disaster is not an easy task but it will make it easier on the entire house hold if you get ready for it beforehand. On the news you see floods, wildfire, riots, sinkholes and a wide range of events that are terrifying if imagine your family in the midst of one. Read More
At Drying Tech of PWC, we take pride in offering our valued customers throughout Northern Virginia with the highest quality water and fire damage restoration services. Take a look at the video below to see why Drying Tech of PWC is the best choice!
Summer is almost here! It’s that time again for yummy hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill.
Many of us will enjoy a weekend in the backyard, which can only get better with the relaxing atmosphere of being the master of the grill, producing mouthwatering masterpieces for friends and family. Read More
When your property becomes damaged you want to know that the right person is caring for it. Well here at Drying Tech I am proud to say we can extend our care past our job title. We are very thankful to know many people in many different types of work. We find ourselves in conversations inside or outside of work where someone needs something. In our heads a lightbulb goes off and the words “I have someone for that” runs across our brains like a train. We can call these people up on the spot and will get a response quickly. These people are reliable and trustworthy treating your home or property just like we would our homes. If our clients or past clients need anything from us we try to find someone that can do the best job for you. If you would like to know more about our vendors please check out our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dryingtechpwc?ref=hl for Vendor Fridays! Looking for someone now? Call or Email us! We always have our phones on for you!
Have you ever experienced leaking or foundation problems during a rain storm? Perhaps your basement leaks a bit or you find water sneaking in around the front door. This is a larger problem in areas where it does not rain all too much or in older homes, so going through ways to improve your home and to cut down on the potential for any rain and water related problems is helpful. Here is a list of ways for you to prep your home before a rain storm.
For heavier rain storms, consider placing sandbags around the doorway. Generally, pile the sandbags up two to three deep in order to create a barrier. Many cities provide free sand and bags available for residents. Even if these are not available, it is inexpensive to pick this up, so if you have any sort of leaking around the doors (or even garage doors), this is the way to go.
If you live in an area with a lot of hills, you need to cover up any exposed soil. Exposed soil is more likely to take on too much water as there are no plants and root systems there to absorb the water.
Should this happen, it can make the soil unstable and cause small mudslides. This really only happens in a hilly area or alongside a mountain, but even if you live in flat lands, look towards covering the soil up to at least prevent overly muddy areas of your property.
If you have a sump pump, turn it on before the storm hits. The sump pump is an excellent way to push water away from your home in order to prevent it from causing damage to the foundation of the house. A sump pump is usually more often used in locations that receive a large amount of water throughout the year or a property that is located at the base of a hill.
If your home does not have a sump pump and you sustain water leaking into the basement or are at the base of a hill, you might want to look into investing in such a system, it can drastically cut down on the impact water from a rain storm or even melting snow may have on your property and the underground foundation.
Cleaning out the gutters is a must, and you really should do it at least once in the spring and once in the fall. Over time, all sorts of debris can collect in the gutter. From foliage from local trees to birds building nests, there are all sorts of items that can find its way into the gutter. If the gutter is not cleared out it is both going to cause water to spill out in different areas around the house but it can seep up and cause water damage to the roof as well.
These are different ways you can prep your home for an upcoming rain storm. If you’ve suffered any severe damage in the Northern Virginia area, you can always call Drying Tech to restore any water damage.
You wake up to something no homeowner wants to see. Your basement has flooded. A million things go through your head from “How can I fix it?” to “What was ruined?” While you may not be thinking straight there are some common sense things you should be doing. Read More
Insurances can be a pain and we all know it.
When water damages happen, you as a home owner have enough to worry about.
There is so much on one’s mine such as “What plumber should I use?”, “How do I turn the water off?”, “What Water Damage company should I use?” and lastly “Will/should I use my insurance to cover this?”
It is okay because we have all been there.
No one expects a tornado to run though their house but they buy insurance to cover that so why should water be any different.
Before calling your insurance company wait for your plumber and water Restoration Company to arrive and assist you. Sometimes your deductible can be higher than the damage itself so why call and pay more and possibly raise your rates?
At Drying Tech we work with most insurances and help take the burden off of you the home owner.
We strive to make a disaster into something manageable.
We know that there is a lot of clean up and sorting through belongings after they were damages or wet.
We also know that as a home owner you work to make a living so sometimes taking off work can be a hassle. That is why Drying Tech is so perfect for home owners. We work on your time. We don’t give you a 5 hour window and say we will be there when we get there. We give you an hour window and we are there within that time. We don’t want this process to be stressful and a headache so we do our best as a company to make your life just a little bit easier.
People are tempted, even driven sometimes, to take on the cleaning when faced with water damage. Most incidences of water or moisture damage won’t have the daunting impact of a flood or natural disaster. If the damage doesn’t look too bad, or if you have some experience with this kind of clean-up, you might be tempted to save some money. If you are thinking about doing it yourself, you should know there are some very solid reasons to hire a professional water damage company. Those reasons go beyond just saving money. They address your buildings long-term structural integrity, your financial stability and your peace of mind. It is cheaper to deal with a water damage then a mold remediation financially.
If you own a home with a basement, you’ve probably dreaded the day that you might have to deal with serious water damage. You can alleviate some of your fears by preparing a well-thought out contingency plan that includes the immediate actions to be taken when the crisis is discovered. The most important thing is to act quickly, in order to avoid irreparable damage to your personal possessions and your family’s physical health. Don’t underestimate the amount of harm that a “small” amount of water can cause. You need to really take things seriously at these early stages to prevent a disaster at the end. Read More
The Special Olympics program is a program that provides year-round training and competitions to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. Special Olympics competitions are held every day, all around the world—including local, national and regional competitions, adding up to more than 70,000 events a year. This year we put our best foot forward and did our first Polar Plunge for Special Olympics and our goal was $1,000. I am very proud to say we raised approximately 1,000 dollars! Thank you everyone who helped raise money for Special Olympics. Many people asked or stated “Are you crazy to go into that water?!?!” or “Why this cause?” Well it is simple, what is a moment of being in freezing water compared to those who have special needs? Some can’t communicate, others have a hard time with noises and/or lights, while others have issues with mobility and have to live that way every day. As our mother plungers would tell you, they were blessed to have healthy babies. Parents of special needs children were not punished nor where they burdened with a child who needs a little help along the way. These parents are some of the hardest working people I know. They are truly great people!
If you want to learn more, please check out these sites. We would love to have you join our team for next year’s plunge. We will be Freez’n for a Reason!!!