If you have lived or have been living in your house for more than 5 years, water damages are inevitable. Heavy rain, storms, rusted pipes, blocked drainage systems, etc. are just a few of the issues that can result in water damage in the house. The next thing on your mind after discovering the damage is how much you are going to pay for it.
Well, expenses like these are never good news but it makes sense to be mentally prepared before you agree to let a plumber do the job. Here are the important factors that will play a role in deciding the final water damage restoration cost for you.
The Extent of Damage
In a way you have this cost in your hands. If you don’t pay attention to a leaky roof or a water spot that’s growing on the wall, you will cause matters to be worse. The longer you wait, the worse the damage becomes and takes your costs high. Sometimes, the issue takes place in such a location that you aren’t able to see it until things have already gone out of hands. The plumber you hire for work will provide you with sketches and images to show you how much damage has been done. The costs will depend on the extent of that damage.
The Amount of Work Needed
This is an obvious one but you might wonder how this cost goes up. While delaying your call to the plumber is one reason, sometimes it’s no one’s fault that the amount of work to fix the damage is a lot. For example, if the water damage has completely destroyed the drywall and a replacement is needed, you will be paying a huge cost. If fixing the issue requires the plumber to dig into the floor, your costs will go up. However, if it’s a minor leak and the walls only have some moisture on them, you might not have to pay a lot.
The Company You Pick
This part is tricky. You want to pick the plumbers who can do it for less money. However, you only discover later that they are neither licensed nor insured to perform the job. What it means is that any physical damage to the worker at your property could become a bone in your throat. Also, you never know if the restorations they have performed will stand the test of time. It’s okay to pay a little more when you know you are hiring bonded, insured, and licensed professionals who have the right equipment, experience, and tools to perform the job.
The right water damage restoration service will always provide you with a written quote. They will even give you images of the damage so you know its extent. The right people also have proper work ethic i.e. they remove any items that are lying around in the affected area. To get all of that, you do have to prepare to pay a little extra, but every penny you pay will be worth it.