The cost for water damage restoration can be pretty expensive, but it is not something that you would want to put off. The more you wait, the more expensive it can get. The general figure is about $5,000 more or less depending on the water damage.
Always ask for a quote. That is going to give you a greater understanding of the price range you’re looking at. The contractor will have an opportunity to come look at the damage and asses it. Make sure it is a written estimate with the type of work that will be done.
Which Elements Affect the Price?
To understand how the contractor is going to quote a price for the water damage restoration, you’ll need to take into consideration the different factors which determine the contractors estimate.
Type of Water
Here are different types of water that will affect your cost.
Clean water: which does not pose any health risks because the water is not contaminated; such as water from a faucet that was left open.
Grey water: which comes from sources that contain physical, biological or chemical pollutants such as kitchen waste water or laundry water and can cause illness or discomfort to anyone who becomes exposed to it or who consumes it.
Black water: is highly-toxic and completely unsanitary; such as sewage water and flood water.
Cleaning up black water will require the most effort as well as special equipment. Expect to pay more for such damage.
The area is measured by square footage. The contractor will charge per square footage plus other considerations.
Extent of Damage
Of course the actual extent of the water damage will play a huge role in the cost. It can be something as small as a leak or something major like rotted wood or a caving ceiling.
Flooring & Labor
Take into consideration the type of flooring the contractor has to work on. The price will vary depending if the flooring is concrete, wood, or carpeted. Last but not least, take into consideration how long the job will take. Contractors charge an hourly fee for labor.