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Guide to Estimating Water Damage Restoration Cost

Water leakage from flooding, a burst pipe, cracks, or holes in the roof can cause a significant amount of damage to your home. If the water isn’t removed within a couple of days, additional problems like mold and wood rot can arise. Professional water removal services in Alpharetta can get rid of excess water and fix the damage efficiently. But how much will this cost you? Here is a guide to help you estimate the cost of having professional water damage removal in your home. 

How Does Water Damage Happen?

Water damage happens when the moisture gets trapped in walls, floors, gaps in tile, and cracks in the foundation of your home. This can happen because of storms, flooding, broken plumbing fixtures, or fires. Water damage needs to be cleaned up within a couple of days after the initial damage has occurred. 

Moisture that sits for a long time can cause additional damage to the foundation of your home and spread to carpeting and drywall. Moisture buildup leads to mold growth on soft and hard surfaces, rotting wood and organic materials, the spread of bacteria, and house fires if water comes in contact with electrical outlets. These issues add to the cost of restoration services from emergency water removal experts.

The Restoration Process

Each situation involving interior water damage is different. Because of this, the restoration process for your home will vary depending on what type of damage has occurred. Using professional water removal and restoration technicians is your best option because these experts have the knowledge, experience, and tools necessary to get the job done right the first time. One of the best water damage restoration companies in Alpharetta offers 24-hour emergency water cleanup, emergency repairs from storm damage, and many more services that will keep your home standing for many more decades. 

To start, a team of technicians will thoroughly examine your home, analyze the damage, and create a plan. The water will be removed using commercial-grade vacuums with extremely powerful suction. Then, technicians will dry your home using heavy-duty dehumidifiers and fans. Additional items may be removed from the area to an off-site location for cleaning. This can include heavy furniture, large rugs, and children’s toys. Each item will be sanitized and deodorized with products used exclusive by the company. Lastly, technicians will sanitize and deodorize each area with fogging equipment, air scrubbers, and antimicrobial treatments. Any additional damage, like wood rot, will also be taken care of in the final stage. 

Cost Factors

Basic costs for water damage repair are calculated by the size of the area that has been damage. Most companies charge a rate per square foot for labor, which can vary depending on several factors. One major factor is whether the water came from within the home (burst pipe, busted hot water tank, etc.) or from a natural source (rainstorm, flooding, sewer backups). Another factor is the amount of water involved. The more water levels increase, the higher the costs of repair will be. The size of the damaged area also affects the price of removal and restoration. 

The cleanliness of the water impacts the cost of repairs. Water becomes more contaminated, the longer the moisture sits. Clean water poses no immediate health risks to homeowners. Grey water has chemical, biological, and physical contaminants that can cause slight health risks. Black water is extremely unsanitary and could cause severe health issues. Other factors include the type of materials technicians need to use, what materials make up the damaged area, how accessible the damaged area is, if mold needs to be removed, and how much reconstruction needs to be done. 

Integrity Restoration & Remodeling Contractors LLC has more information about estimating the cost of repairing water damage in your home. Contact us via email at info@integrityrest.com or call us at 770-966-3535.