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Breaking Down Water Damage Cleanup Costs

water damage cleanup riversideWater Damage is a huge problem, whether it is from a leaky roof, a busted pipe, or black water seepage from a sewer backup. Cleaning up the problem and getting rid of the moisture as soon as possible will help to prevent mold growth and more harm. Depending on where the water came from and how much is present, the average cost of water damage cleanup can vary quite dramatically; ranging from as little as $450 or as high as $13,000. 

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To help you better understand how it can vary so much, and how much you may be looking to pay for water damage cleanup in your Riverside home, we are going to break down the cost of water damage cleanup.

There are multiple variables that you can and should look at when determining how much your water damage cleanup will cost you, and the first one we are going to look at is the cost per square foot. Cleaning up water damage typically comes out between $3.75 and $7.00. The type of water, the degree of damage, and the source of the water all have a significant impact on the overall price. Water damage from a clean source often costs less per square foot to clean up as opposed to black water, or water from a contaminated source. Clean water damage cleanup tends to be closer to $3.75 while black water damage cleanup can be closer to $7.00. These categories of water are determined by the source of the water and the severity of the contamination. To determine the type of water you are dealing with, you should call a certified water damage specialist to evaluate the category of water and the extent of the damage.

With square footage under consideration, it is time to look at some of the specific repair costs you may have to deal with when performing water damage cleanup. The following list breaks down costs based on the different materials that may need to be repaired following water damage. 

  • Roof Repair: Rainstorms and severe weather can damage your roof and allow water to leak into your home. The national average to repair a roof from water damage is around $1,000. 
  • Ceiling Repair: Water damage in your ceiling can leave unsightly water stains and threaten the structural integrity of your home. Burst pipes or leaky roofs tend to be the most common causes of ceiling water damage.  Repairing the ceiling after water damage can cost you between $340 and $2,000 depending on how severe the damage is. 
  • Drywall Repair: Drywall is very susceptible to damage from water because it is so porous and will absorb large amounts of moisture while breaking down easily and quickly. Repairing water-damaged drywall costs the average homeowner between $300 and $850 again depending on the size and scope of the damage. 
  • Hardwood And Flooring Repair: Carpet flooring becomes sodden with water very quickly, so thorough drying is absolutely necessary if you want to avoid replacing carpets. Hardwood floors, laminate floors, and even tile floors are more resistant to water, but will still require a fast cleanup with thorough drying to avoid costly repairs. You should plan between $200 and $550 for flooring repairs following water damage.

While this is just a short list of all the potential repairs you may need to budget for when completing water damage cleanup on your home, we hope it will give you a good starting point when trying to determine how much money you may need. When you call PRC for water damage cleanup, we will perform a thorough inspection that will help to give you the most accurate cost estimation.