Damage caused by flooding can be quite extensive. If not given immediate solutions, this will give rise to problems that affect a houseâs structural integrity and the health of its occupants. The cost of restoration services after a flood can be overwhelming based on advertised figures. Of course, there are additional service add-ons charged by cleaning and restoration companies that can get the bills pumped up.
An owner of a house or a commercial establishment should have an idea of how much should be spent on water damage restoration services. It is to be noted that while there are prevailing industry rates when it comes to this type of service, cleaning companies may differ greatly on the quotes or estimates they would give.
Potential clients of these companies should not worry that much though. There are ways to estimate the cost of hiring these restoration service providers. These are as follows:
â¢ Dimensions of the area â Cleaning companies usually charge per square foot. For the cost of materials and the professional fee of the technician, the prevailing starting rate is $11.03. However, there are instances wherein the entire house may get affected due to calamities like storms and flash floods. Under these circumstances, the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) provides a simulator tool to estimate cost of cleaning and restoration based from factors such as height of flood water and location of the house.
â¢ Liquid category â The IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) has set standards regarding the type or quality of water involved in a flood scenario. This can be used to determine the extensiveness of the cleaning and restoration tasks that should be done.
There are three categories. Category I is the least expensive while category III is the costliest. Category I include water that comes from sanitary sources such as faucets and drinking stations. Water that has significant amounts of contaminants is classified under Category II. Examples include water from washing machine and dishwashers. Category III liquid is the dirtiest and contains disease-causing components. Examples include liquid from septic tanks, garbage-laden bodies of water, and stagnant stored water.
â¢ Extent of Damage: This is a big factor in determining overall cost of the service because it will indicate how extensive the labor will be and what material needs to be repaired or replaced.
For this matter, damage is classified into 4 classes. Class 1 is the easiest one to deal with and has the least cost. Class 4 is the most destructive and requires special equipment and techniques of cleaning/restoration. It is also the most expensive. Cost can be based on what needs to be cleaned, repaired, restored, or replaced.
â¢ Special Measures: This will cover matters pertaining to the need for proper disposal of materials, ventilation of the area to be cleaned or restored, and containment measures needed to complete the tasks.
Currently, a bathroom with a size of 80 square feet that needs water removal, cleaning, and restoration will cost a homeowner $18.22 to $23.43. Cost by city varies so it is a good idea to ask for free estimates first from different companies before deciding which one to hire. If you have a problem with water damage or need Fire and smoke damage help You can get advice and help from Denver Restoration Masters