Referred by agents and adjusters for cleanup & restoration

Because we make homeowners really happy and bill insurance direct. Stephen guarantees it.

Currently serving Virginia, Maryland, and DC IICRC Certified Firm

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Water Damage

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Fire Damage

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Mold Remediation

Removal CleaningDryingRebuildSame day servicelocal owners onlyTeams to handle big and small jobs

It’s your house, we fix it like it’s ours. That’s why your neighbors said...

“Umpire has been extremely helpful. Very knowledgeable and trustworthy. Stephen and his team take the extra time to ensure you understand everything and are always very kind. HIGHLY recommend!”

Mary Kennon Woodson

They were a joy to work with. Punctual, courteous and left the place better than before.

Charles Gardner

“Umpire team was prompt, professional, and restored the condo the same day minimizing impact to the tenants. I would totally recommend their services."

Urbanscape, LLC

"Stephen and his team saved the day and the house! They were at our home within an hour or two of our discovering the disaster we had on hand from a burst pipe. They were professional, thorough, careful and super easy to work with. Stephen's crew, especially Troy, cared and took pride in their work. I would recommend them 100 percent!”

Elizabeth Epley

"Francisco was very professional, always on time, worked competently and diligently until all our water damage clean out was completed. He returned as scheduled to check on basement drying and take moisture readings before removing the equipment."

Kecia Lansbury

Benefits you're looking for if you have fire, water, or mold damage

We're happy to show how we make these happen.

Happy customer

Happy people

Consistent support for everyone; Homeowners, Insurance Agent's, Adjusters, and our Teams.


See the work

Insurance loves photos, we take before and after photos on every job. And we use shareable links that let you see all the photos and job progress in real-time.

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Simple pricing

Less than competitors (see real examples here), approved by the insurance company, and billed to them direct.

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Peace of mind

Our teams are trained, certified, background checked and insured. We use the latest equipment, like Flir thermal moisture meters, to find and remove all the damage.

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Why Umpire?

Founded in 2017, backed by 30+ years of industry experience and 14,000 clean customers. We know what to do, we have the tools to do it, and we do it.

Save money & hours

For homeowners, self paying, our flat pricing saves you around 34% compared to other mitigation companies who charge line item rates.

For insurers, when it's a covered loss, our flat pricing model means you don't need to waste hours on estimates, calculations, or line-item negotiations. Instead, claims are closed and paid faster with happy homeowners.

Hey all!

We're different from Servpro, ServiceMaster or Paul Davis. Were not a franchise or large corporation. We're local, reachable anytime and can make decisions fast to keep things moving.

We believe the best service is from small business owners who care, so we created a platform that builds owner teams to bring you superior service on every job.

We don't think pricing needs to be complicated or 1,000 line items used, simple is better for big savings. Do we provide those savings by cutting corners? Absolutely not, Umpire removes the waste to cut costs and uses simple systems to increase the quality.

Our biggest thing is communication, you can always reach our friendly human team by call, text, or email. And whether you're a homeowner, insurance agent, or insurance adjuster, you'll always be kept updated.

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Lastly, if anything is frustrating you with the mitigation company you currently use or recommend, give us a try - you won't regret it.

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Thanks for reading and have a good day!


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Good things for good people

We think that those who love helping others should make a good living. So unlike traditional companies, we pay our teams most of the revenue from each job. We provide education and training too.

Learn more about our teams

“MVS (Manuel) finished today. 100% satisfied. He was great. God help me if we have another disaster, but I will call Umpire. Workers were completely professional. I had no concerns leaving them here unattended with my dogs upstairs (cute little ones and not pittys). They did the best daily clean-up and dust prevention that I have ever experienced. I would recommend you and them again in a heartbeat.”

Steve Lansbury

“Luckily Loudoun Construction, who you recommended, was here and really helped us navigate the process. Thanks again for all your help.”

Dustin Asbury