Water Damage Restoration Cost
When you’ve experienced water damage, there are bound to be a lot of concerns running through your mind. You may be wondering whether you can salvage your belongings, how much the restoration process is going to cost you, and what needs to happen in what order. The good news is, we’re here to help!
- First thing’s first, make sure you are all people on the premises are safe. If you have any doubt, leave the premises immediately.
- Call your insurance company to let them know what is going on.
- If you feel comfortable handling your claim, great! If you’d like an adjuster advocating on your behalf, consider hiring a Public Insurance Adjuster. There are many great adjusters in Southern California who can help you.
- Reach out to a restoration team to mitigate any immediate water damage, as sitting water can lead to mold growth in as little as 48 hours.
The costs associated with water damage restoration is completely dependent on the severity of the damage to your property. The final cost is determined by a variety of factors such as: the size of the affected area, whether water has been sitting in that area for 48 hours or longer, and the amount of time the restoration company ends up working on site. The bigger the job, the more you can expect to pay for labor and materials.
The national average water damage restoration cost is $2,580. Of course, your restoration may cost as little as $1,000 or more than $8,000. To put these prices in perspective, drywall that was damaged with category 1 water could cost around $2,000 to repair. By contrast, a basement flooded with category 3 water, also known as black water, may cost $7,000 to repair.
Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to provide property owners with an exact estimate during the site inspection and damage review. During our initial walkthrough of your property, we’ll assess the damage and do our best to give you a rough estimate of the costs associated with the restoration process. However, the reason why we can only give you a rough estimate of the costs is because many unexpected things can come up in the process of a water restoration job. For example, the property may take longer to dry, or there may be new discoveries along the way such as mold growth or new affected areas. It is important that you feel comfortable with your restoration company and that you are in constant communication every day once the job starts to prevent any surprises along the way.