The possibility of water damage is an ever-present threat that looms over every homeowner. But what is the typical cost for water removal and water damage restoration? The answer depends on several factors that Action Restoration Inc. will talk about here. We’ll also discuss the different ways to reduce damage and lessen restoration costs.
The types of water affect water damage restoration costs. Clean water is the least costly to clean up, running about $3.75 per square foot and coming from rain or a pipe. Gray water comes from appliances, like the dishwasher or washing machine. The average cost is around $4.50 per square foot. Black water comes from a contaminated source like a sewer pipe. This is the most expensive and difficult to clean up at about $7 per square foot.
Extent of Damage
The extent of the damage affects both fire damage and water damage restoration cost. Dealing with moisture is easier and costs less than extensive water damage. Damaged drywall increases the cost of water damage restoration.
Size of Damaged Area
The size of the affected area is critical in the cost of water damage restoration. A small leak in your bathroom will not cost the same to repair as a flooded basement. A larger area entails more thorough work that will take time, money and resources.
Reducing the Cost of Restoration
To reduce your water and fire restoration costs, identify and immediately shut off the source of fire or water damage. Move throw rugs, wet draperies and moveable furnishings out of the affected room. Open windows and cabinet doors help speed up drying. The sooner you call and get professionals to begin the restoration, the less damage and cost you’ll deal with. Carry quality home insurance covering fire and water damage. If the need comes, prepare your insurance claims with the help of your trusted contractor.
For more than a decade, Action Restoration Inc. has been helping homeowners recover and restore property damaged by water. We serve homeowners and businesses in the Greater Grand Rapids area. Call us today at (616) 404-4946 to set up a free consultation.