Cost of Water Damage Restoration

When a water disaster strikes your home or business, your first thought is most likely, “how much is this going to cost?” The price of water damage restoration services is determined by several different factors, including the class of water loss, the category of water, and the restoration of additional damages. Though we can provide a price estimate based on an inspection, the final cost of the water damage restoration services could end up costing more or less than the initial estimate.

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Factors That Influence The Cost Of Water Damage Restoration

  • Category of Water. There are three different categories of water, category 1, category 2, and category 3. 
    • Category 1 water is also known as clean water and usually comes from overflowing sinks, bathtubs, or toilet tanks. Clean water is the least inexpensive to clean up and restore.
    • Category 2 water is also known as gray water and it is water that contains detergent like from a malfunctioning washing machine or dishwasher; gray water also includes toilet water that only contains urine. 
    • Category 3, or black water, is full of harmful contaminants, bacteria, and other microorganisms. Black water is sourced from river flood, sewage backups, flash floods. Black water is the most expensive to clean up and may require specialized tools and treatments to fully remediate.  
  • Volume Of Water. Depending on how much water is in your home or business and needs to be extracted will fluctuate the price.
  • Source Of The Water. If the damages are caused by a burst pipe you will have to repair the pipe system in addition to cleaning up and remediating the damages. 
  • Time & Labor. If the damages are extreme, it will prolong the restoration time, which will increase the cost. Restoring a water-damaged home is a time consuming and extensive process. Thus, the technicians are highly trained professionals that provide excellent restoration services, which can increase the total cost. 
  • Location. The size of the affected area will also impact the total cost of the restoration services. Large areas with large volumes of water will drive up the total cost. 

To receive an estimate call Kidd’s Restoration and we will send a water damage restoration expert to assess the damages!

Common Causes Of Home Water Damage

  • Leaking Roofs
  • Cracks Around Windows and Exterior Doors
  • Burst Pipes
  • Overflowing Toilets 
  • Overflowing Sinks 
  • Overflowing Bathtubs
  • Hot Water Heater Leaks
  • Washing Machine Malfunctions 
  • Dishwasher Malfunctions

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Average Water Damage Restoration Cost Per Square Foot 

According to FIXR, the average national cost of water damage restoration regarding the extraction, drying, and decontamination of clean or gray water is $2,700. However, depending on the case the restoration could cost anywhere from $400 to over $7,500.

Category 1 Water = $3.75/square foot

Category 2 Water = $4.50/square foot

Category 3 Water = $7.00/square foot

Please note, the above prices are estimates based on national averages. The actual total cost per square foot could be more or less than this estimate.

Other Restoration Costs

Water damage restoration includes removing the standing water, drying the structure, then replacing and restoring the home back to its state before the damages occurred. This Includes:

  • Replacing Drywall = $1.40/square foot
  • Repairing Damaged Walls = $6.25 – $18.75/square foot (price varies based on the type of wall)
  • Repairing and Refinishing Hardwood = $10.45/square foot
  • Replacing Carpets = $4.70 – $5.50/square foot
  • Mold Removal and Remediation = $5.00/sqare foot (price may vary based on the mold type).

Please note, the above prices are estimates based on national averages. The actual total cost per square foot could be more or less than this estimate.

Will Insurance Cover The Cost Of Water Removal And Restoration Services?

Every policy is different, so for a firm “yes” or “no,” double-check the policy to see the extent of what damages will be covered. Most homeowner’s insurance will cover water damage restoration if the damages are acted upon immediately. Many insurance policies will not cover damages that have been neglected. However, all insurance companies are different, so for more information about a specific policy call your homeowner’s insurance agent and ask about water damage restoration coverage.

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Sam Fox
Sam Fox

16:57 05 Mar 19
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Jeff Carrier

17:20 16 May 18
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17:16 16 May 18
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Tim Hayden

17:14 16 May 18
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Casey Clark
Casey Clark

17:12 16 May 18
Had water in my basement and Kidds Restoration took care of it immediately. They responded same day, extracted the water in the basement and had my house dry within days. They were a life saver.
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14:52 13 Sep 16
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