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  Virginia Restoration Experts provides residential water damage restoration service, in Fredericksburg, Va.  When a flood, broken pipe, sink overflow, or, a leaking roof happens. Time is critical. Mold growth can start in as little, as 48-72 hours. When water migrates behind baseboards, walls., and under carpet and flooring. Mold growth will almost certainly happen without professional water damage mitigation and dry-out services. Virginia Restoration has the experience and knowledge, too quickly remedy the situation. We can file all the necessary insurance documents for you and help you with the insurance claim.  We make residential water damage and flood cleanup easy. If your home has suffered water damage or, a flooded basement. Don't wait! Call Virginia Restoration Experts today at 540-735-4681

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​​1.) Category 1: water from a clean source with no risk of sickness.  If odors are present, It's probably not a category 1 water damage. (examples: broken water supply lines, ice maker malfunction, and sink overflow.)

2.) Category 2: water that carries a significant degree of contamination (examples: water beds, fish tanks, washing machine overflow and dishwasher leaks.

3.) Category 3: water from a grossly unsanitary source, carrying disease causing bacteria. (examples: sewer and septic backups, flood waters, toilet overflows.)

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1.) Class 1: water damage or flood damage that involves only part of an area, or a large room that is only lightly affected. and involves little or no carpet. (example: a unfinished concrete floor.)

2.) Class 2: water damage affecting entire areas of carpet, water has wicked up the walls but less than 24".

3.) Class 3: water damage to entire areas of carpet and has wicked up the walls more than 24".(examples: flooded basements.)

4.) Class 4: water damage cleanup that, requires specialty drying procedures, (examples: Hardwood flooring, deeply saturated concrete.)​

​1.) Shut off the source of the water damage, or flood, if possible.

2.) Do not enter  - Do not enter areas with sewage contamination, mold damage  or, deep flooding. There can be electrical current in the water and the dangers from sewage and mold are obvious.

3.) Protect your furniture - Place plastic bags or aluminum foil under wood and metal furniture legs, to protect  your carpets from "furniture bleeding" onto rugs.

4.) Shut off gas, electric and water if possible, in large floods.

5.) Remove loose water damaged items, from the flooded area - move clothing, throw rugs and small loose items outside, or put them in large plastic tubs.

6.) Move valuable papers and books into a freezer- Freezing paper items stops water damage and there are companies that specialize in restoring these items.

7.) Use a Shop Vac or towels - to remove, as much standing water as possible.

8.) If its not raining outside - open windows to get an air exchange into the area. Chances are the humidity levels, in your flooded basement are higher than outside.

9.) Call your insurance company to get the claim filing process started - If your not sure how to do that, wait for our local Fredericksburg, VA water damage professional to arrive.

10.) If you have a flooded basement, or a water damaged room - make sure your doors have clear paths, for the water damage technicians, to enter and exit.