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If your home was affected by water damage, whether due to storm-related flooding, a broken water line, or some other problem, you probably already know how important it is to get the damage repaired quickly and effectively. This type of damage is unsightly to look at and left unaddressed leads to the growth of mold. In addition, it can cause appliances to malfunction and lead to serious structural issues. Two separate phases are involved in water damage restoration: first, the water extraction and cleanup, followed by structural repairs to building features, such as the roof, walls, ceiling, and/or flooring.

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Water damaged garage
Flood damaged garage

The national cost average for water restoration in a home is $1,200 to $5,000, with the average homeowner paying around $3,000 for standard gray water extraction with drying and drywall and ceiling repairs in a bathroom. This project’s low cost is $350 for a simple remediation caused by an overflowing toilet. The high cost is $50,000 for black water extraction in a basement, complete dry out and cleanup, and drywall and hardwood flooring replacement due to a sewer backup.

Water Damage Restoration Cost per Square Foot

Once the water has been removed and the area dried out, you can begin restoring the damaged areas. The term “water damage restoration” refers to both extraction and repairing any damage caused by it. Water damage restoration involves the cost of removing the water and restoring the areas that were impacted. While the cost of extraction can be determined by the water type and volume, restoration can be harder to calculate. Several factors impact the cost, including the water, damage extent, location, and if the materials can be repaired or must be replaced.

There can be a wide range of costs associated with restoration. Most people usually pay a mixture of different costs for their water damage restoration. For example, if a pipe bursts and damages several walls and flooring, your costs to repair the walls and floors are different based on the material type, water type, and damage extent.

Below are some of the costs of water damage restoration for the various areas and materials in your home per square foot. Things like the water type and how long it was impacting the area before being removed impact your cost per square foot.

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National average cost $4,000

Average range $1,250-$5,400

Low-end $400

High-end $55,000

Water Mitigation Cost by Class 

In addition to the water type and areas of damage, another way to see the project cost is by the class of damage. Each class is determined by the amount of water water and size of the impacted area. There are four main classes, with the amount of damage increasing with the class number. Most homes only deal with issues from classes 1 to 3. Class 4 is generally in a catastrophic category, meaning that little can be done to restore the property due to the amount of structural damage, and the extent of the restoration usually means complete replacement. Call (859)302-2702 ☎️

Class 1 usually means only a small area of the home was affected, and there was minimal absorption in the surrounding structural materials. An example of a Class 1 project could be an overflowing toilet. An overflowing dishwasher or burst pipe in a kitchen could lead to a Class 2 repair job, which means structural damage to the surrounding floors and walls may require minor repairs. More severe projects, such as those listed as Class 3, typically include top down damage where water 💦 has affected the ceiling floor and walls. This could result from a leaking roof due to an ice dam build up. The most severe category is Class 4, which means a large area is likely affected, and significant structural issues that make accessibility a concern. Below you will see an idea of the average cost you can expect to pay based on the class of damage that occurred. ☎️ Call (859)302-2702

Average Water Damage Restoration Cost by Type of Damage 

Water can cause several types of damage, depending on the location and what is affected by it.You may find that, whether due to flooding or gray water issues, it affects the floor, basement, ceiling, drywall, or even fixtures or pipes.

In most cases, damage can be broken into five broad categories – cosmetic damage, structural damage, electrical damage, damage or replacement of personal items, and mold growth. Depending on how bad the flood was, you may have one or more of these categories impacted. The more damage, the higher your total costs are for restoration.

Cosmetic is the least expensive to repair of the different damage types. This involves anything related to your home that does not impact the structure. This can be things like repairing the drywall, replacing wallpaper or paint, and taking care of damaged flooring. Most often, you see cosmetic damage at a minimum, but there may be more damage below if cosmetic damage is present.

Replacement of personal items may also occur alongside cosmetic damage. Electronics, clothing, furnishings, and other items can also be damaged at the same time as surfaces. Sometimes, items can be sent out for cleaning and repair, while other times you may need to have them replaced. This can lead to a wide range of costs, depending on what was involved.

Behind the cosmetic damage, you may find additional issues if the flood was extensive or it went on too long before being found and cleaned. Electrical damage is one of these areas. Electrical repairs must be handled by an electrician and dealt with before anything else because the damage to an electrical system can be dangerous. If electrical damage is discovered during cosmetic work, the cosmetic work stops until the electric damage is repaired.

Structural damage may also occur if the flood was extensive. This is damage done to the structure of the home, impacting its integrity. Examples of this damage can be warping or wood rot in the studs of the walls, cracking of the foundation or basement walls and floor, or settling of the home if enough water soaked into the landscaping. This damage can range from easy to repair to extremely expensive if the foundation was involved.

Regardless of how big or small a flood was, there is always the chance for mold growth if water entered your home. This is why it is important to deal with flood or water damage immediately to mitigate potential mold.

Mold remediation is the most costly repair type and may involve removal or cleaning of all affected surfaces. Mold spreads quickly, which is why drying the area out and using air scrubbers is so important after a flood to help halt the mold before it can cause significant and costly damage to the home. No matter how fast you dry out the area, always have a mold inspection done to ensure nothing has been overlooked.

Below are the average costs involved in each of the water damage types and restoration based on the area involved.

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