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Water Damage Home Repair Costs

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

demo reconstruction Home being reconstructed after a huge loss.

If you have had water remediation repairs or know someone who has, you already know it’s not a cheap service.  

On average water restoration can range from $1,500 - $5,500. Depending on various factors the price can go even higher.

What determines the cost of a repair?


Most water and fire restoration companies will create estimates based on square feet of the damaged areas. Note that multiple areas affected will be included in the estimate.

Type of Damage

How did the damage occur? Was the cause of damage due to a storm, flood, or pipe leak? Or was water poured into your home to stop a fire? 

The cause of water loss will determine the necessary steps to repair the damage. For example, someone who has had water loss through a roof leak will need to have their roof repaired. Repairing a roof is an expensive fix and will ultimately increase the cost of a remediation job. 

Another example would be of someone who forgets to turn off the faucet and leaves the water running for a few hours. The floor would need to be dried and the damaged surfaces would need to be replaced. The cost of this job is less expensive than the previous example due to lower reconstruction costs.

Length of Sitting Water

Time is a big factor. The longer you let water sit on walls or infrastructure of your home the more it will cause damage. Water can even cause mold which further increases cost because of reconstruction.

How can I keep costs low?

To keep costs low make sure to call right away to begin the drying process, sometimes you can even avoid reconstruction if you do this right away.

Another way you can keep costs low is to make sure you keep drying equipment on at all times unless further notice. Drying equipment is rented out on a daily basis. If you turn off the equipment it will increase drying time, this also means restoration technicians will need to go back to your home to reassess measurements and reposition the equipment.

To see more articles related to water damage or for water tips click on our Water Damage Restoration blog category.

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