Restore water damage costs.
Water may be a necessary part of life, but it can also do a tremendous amount of damage to your property if it gets into places that could cause further damage. Whether through a burst pipe, flooding due to a storm, moisture trapped beneath walls or floors, gaps in a tile shower, a leaking toilet, foundation cracks, water damage after a fire, or a leaking roof.
If water damage isn’t cleared up properly, and things dried out within the first 24 to 48 hours after the initial damage has been done, additional problems can begin including mildew, mold, and wood rot.
Not all water damage is equal, water from clean sources such as rain or pipe is easier and less costly to clean up. The average cost of simply drying out your property from a clean water leak with no restoration needed or further damage done is around $2,800, while the average cost of drying out your home and repairing the damage done to drywalls and carpeting is around $7,800.
Dangers of water damage.
All of the issues below are also considerably more costly to remove or repair from your home than simply initial moisture. This is why it’s important to deal with leaks or water as soon as they are identified.
- A fire caused by contact with electrical outlets or sources.
- The growth of mildew or mold on soft and hard surfaces.
- Rotting and softening of wood and other organic materials.
- Stains caused by particles or minerals in the water.
- The spread of disease or bacteria in water from contaminated sources.
- Odors caused by mildew, mold, and bacteria.
There are several factors that can influence what your final cost will be while you deal with water or moisture issues in the home. Clean water is the easiest to deal with and the least costly with most problems costing around $3,75 per sq.ft. to dry out. The cost of gray water removal is around $4,60 per sq.ft. Black water or water that has come from a contaminated source is the most costly to deal with at around $7 per sq.ft.
The size of the affected area and the location also affect the cost of the clean. A small area less than 100 square feet may cost as little as $230. A basement that is full of standing water covering the entirety of the room will cost up to $4000 to clean up.
If you have water damage problems in your home the IBX Team can help you. Water damaged areas easily help bacteria grow, so call us as soon as you can at +1-416-252-5959. We offer water damage restoration in quick methods.