Water damage, no matter how minor or severe, can lead to a costly repair and restoration bill in some cases. As a homeowner, it’s good to know ahead of time what to expect, so you don’t get sticker shock when Mother Nature decides to rain on your parade unexpectedly. Let’s take a look at a few of the factors that we consider when quoting a water damage repair or restoration job.
The Size of the Damaged Area
To put it simply, the larger the damaged area, the higher the costs. It’s simple scale of work that with more space to cover, the more time it will take, and the more energy too. From the materials to raw manpower, fixing an entire basement will always be more costly than just a few square feet in a coat closet—but it can be done!
The Damaged Materials
Not all materials will cost the same to repair or restore after water damage. For example, carpets, walls, and trim will most likely always be harder to repair than simple hardwood floors. There’s more work involved in removing and replacing those materials compared to laying down new wood flooring. So, if you live in a flood risk area and want to hedge your bets against a costly repair bill, seek out materials that are less costly to replace.
The Water Type
Not all water is the same with the spectrum going from clean to practically a bio hazard. If the water that damaged your home was gray or black water, our team will need to take extreme precautions to ensure that we enter the area safely and clean it effectively so you and your family are safe. As such, removing gray or black water will impact the overall cost.
Work with the Pros
We know that nobody likes repair bills, but it’s important to put it into perspective. At GCD Restoration, we’re proud to accept all insurance to help keep the cots low for you. If you need emergency or schedules water cleanup and restoration or mold removal, get in touch with us.