Below are some of the costs of restoring water damage to the various areas and materials of your home per square foot. This involves finding and stopping the source to prevent more water from entering and to help reduce the risk of structural damage to the property. Mold, mildew, or a musty smell that you can't locate the source can also indicate water or moisture damage. If your home was affected by water damage, whether due to storm-related flooding, a broken water line, or some other problem, you probably already know how important it is to repair the damage quickly and effectively.
Class 4 is generally in a catastrophic category, meaning that little can be done to restore property due to the amount of structural damage, and the magnitude of the restoration generally means a complete replacement. Cleaning and disinfection are extremely important after water has been extracted and dried, especially if the water is gray or black. Examples of this damage include the deformation or rotting of the wood on the wall uprights, the cracking of the foundations or basement walls and floor, or the sedimentation of the house if enough water is soaked in the garden. The most serious projects, such as those in category 3, usually include top-down damage when water has affected the roof, floor and walls.
Leaking from a roof or pipe can damage drywall by water, causing it to soften and discolor, and any type of flooding can also do the same. Water damage can be found in a variety of places in the home, such as the area between the walls and the ceiling (often as a result of roof leaks) and the area around the bathtub or shower. In addition to the type of water and areas of damage, another way of looking at the cost of the project is by the type of damage. However, major cracks and water damage may be signs of a larger problem and should be reviewed and repaired quickly.
Below are the average costs involved in each of the types of water damage and restoration depending on the area involved. Following this established process ensures that all water has been properly removed, damage has been assessed, repairs have been made, and that it is now safe to reinhabit the area. However, if the damage caused by water is minimal, you can save the drywall by drying and repainting it soon after exposure. While water damage remediation can be considered the same as flood cleaning, it also encompasses a broader category of repairs, including damage due to leaks.