How Much Will Water Damage Repair Cost?

Water can slowly and quietly, or fast and furies destroy carpet, flooring, furniture and more. Either way, without proper cleanup, it can lead to rot, mold and bacteria that can cause further damage  to walls, ceilings and your home’s interior structure. Water clean up is critical to keeping your home safe from even more destruction.  That is why it is important to make sure you have a trained contractor repairing any severely damaged areas.

Some information about how to estimate the cost of water damage can be found in the below article from ehow.com or click here for more information.

How to Estimate Water Damage

By Stephen Lilley, eHow Contributor

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If your home experiences water damage and you’re planning on involving your insurance company, the company will want to have their own professional perform an estimate. However, if you are plan on fixing everything yourself, you’re going to want to survey the damage and get the most accurate estimate possible. Cleaning costs to fix damaged rugs or carpeting will also need to be considered. Only then will you be able to tell what you’re in for in the way of repairing damage and replacing items.

Instructions

Calculate the cost you will need to clean carpeting, rugs and other types of material damaged by water. If your carpeting needs to be cleaned, for example, measure your carpeting to find the exact length and width. Multiply these two numbers to find the square footage. Contact a carpet or rug cleaning business in your area and find out how much it would cost (including equipment and man-hours) to clean a carpet or rug of your size. If you’re renting the equipment yourself and are cleaning the area on your own, factor in equipment rental charges.

Go around your house and make two lists of items — one for things that need to be repaired and one for things that need to be completely replaced. Something like floorboard damage could potentially be repairable, but if water damage ruined a shelf with books and videos, those items can be replaced.

Start going through your two lists and finding prices for the items included. The “Things to be Replaced” list will be the easier of the two — if water damage ruined a mattress, for example, you can go onto the Internet and find the price for a new version of a comparable mattress. For the “Things to be Repaired” list, start calling contractors who specialize in that area and see if they can give you an estimate on repairing water damage. For example, if water damage has ruined the roof of your home, call a roofer. This number needs to include both the cost of materials used in repair as well as the cost for a professional repair (if you’re not performing the task yourself).

Find out if its cheaper to replace anything you had previously marked “Things to be Repaired.” If it costs $500 to fix a table damaged by water, for example, but the table only cost $200 brand new, it would obviously be better to replace the table outright than to try and repair it.

Add up your estimated costs in each column. When you get a “Things to be Repaired” number and a “Things to be Replaced” number, add those two numbers together to find the overall estimated cost of getting your home back to normal after water damage.

If you’ve been hit by a catastrophic loss due to water, fire, or a storm, Unique Properties of Dallas TX is uniquely qualified to get your home fully restored and even improved in the process. We can be reached at 214 533-0716. We immediately contact your insurance company so that we are able to co-ordinate everything with them.

We sit down with you to determine a plan of action for getting your home back to perfect condition. Sometimes you may want to make lemonade out of one of life’s lemons. We can provide potential ways that you can change or improve the damaged portions of your home within the framework of the insurance adjustment. Or in some cases you may find it advantageous to add some funds to the project for a major overhaul.

We will work with all government and insurance agencies so that you don’t have to. Since 1986, Unique Properties has been delivering quality restorations on time, within budget, and with a minimum of disruption to your life. Click here to visit our web site. We are located at 11300 N. Central Expy, Dallas, TX,75243.

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