Water damage can happen at any moment and without much warning. Water can be particularly damaging to your property because it is so difficult to contain, clean up, and prevent secondary home damage like harmful black mold growth. When you experience water damage at your home or business, the first thing you should do is contact a water damage restoration company. At Supreme Restoration, we have years of experience preventing water damage from spreading and returning the property to its original condition. A common that we receive though is “how much does water damage restoration cost?”
That’s an excellent question because the cost of water damage restoration can vary significantly from one project to another based on a variety of factors. So what are some of these common factors that influence the budget necessary to restore a property following a water damage?
Your main expense categories will be Materials and Labor.
Disclaimer: These are all estimates based on average restoration rates collected from independent research and are not meant to be used as quotes or estimates. This post is purely informative. For a water damage restoration quote, please contact Supreme Restorations.
Cost for Materials
By far the most expensive restoration cost for any job whether it is water damage, mold removal, or fire and smoke damage is the cost of materials. That’s because the cost of building materials for flooring, walls, ceilings, and fixtures is expensive in general.
You can realistically expect to pay anywhere near $800 to $1,000 in building materials. That being said if you luck out, and there is minimal damage, the repairs would only need to be cosmetic. The flip side of that though is that severe damage may require you to replace large sections of flooring, drywall, and ceiling materials. The cost here can rack up quickly.
Cost of Labor
One of the most expensive aspects of a water damage restoration job is the labor associated with cleaning up and removing standing water as well as the labor associated with installing new flooring, walls, and ceilings. It’s difficult to place a value on this because man-hours will vary based on the size of the crew and the extent of the water damage.
According to HowMuch, the average labor for water damage restoration on a bathroom that is 80sqft would cost around $1000. Of those thousand, you could reasonably expect to divide the cost of labor between clean up ($225), flooring ($575), and Painting ($200).
Other Considerations and Costs
It’s important to remember that whenever it comes to any restoration job, not just limited to water damage restoration, there are variable costs that can increase the total cost of the project. Some of these costs include waste removal, custom measurements, mold remediation if necessary, service rates in your specific city, area, or region, and finally any taxes and fees associated with the job.