Water Damage Restoration Costs to Cleanup in Stow, Ohio
You go down to your basement and find that you have two inches of standing water. You start to panic wondering how much will this cost? Unfortunately, water damage is an expensive expense. It is important to have insurance to cover these expenses, but if your water damage isn’t covered below are the factors that will determine the cost. An article in the home.costhelper.com/water-damage gives a detailed description on how much it might cost:
- The cost of water damage restoration is based on several factors. These include the size of the affected area, the extent of the damage, the materials and water type. There are three categories -- the least expensive to clean up is category 1, which is clean water from a faucet or supply pipe. Category 2 is gray wastewater with minor contaminants, such as overflow from a dishwasher or washing machine. Category 3 is black water, containing sewage or other toxic debris.
- Fixing a small area of water damage in a ceiling due to a leaky roof can be $100-$300 to patch the sheet rock, or $30-$50 for do-it-yourself materials -- not including the cost of fixing the roof and repainting the ceiling.
- Drying a flooded basement can cost $500-$10,000 or more, depending on the size of the basement, the depth of the flooding and the water type (clean, gray wastewater or black/toxic). See How Much Does a Flooded Basement Cost. Depending on where the appliance is located in the house, cleaning up after a faulty water heater, washing machine, dishwasher or air conditioner averages about $5,000, according to HomeOwnerNet.com.
- Damage from a burst water pipe can cost $5,000-$70,000 or more with an average insurance claim costing $15,000.
- If an entire house is flooded with storm water, the National Flood Insurance Program provides a flood damage simulator to predict the total cost based on the height of the water. For 1-4 inches of water, the estimated cost is $7,800. For 9-12 inches, the estimate is $18,930. At 18 inches, the estimated cost is $26,285.
Water damage might be covered by insurance. Flood insurance typically covers damage from a natural disaster, when outside water or mud overflows an otherwise dry house. Homeowners insurance does not cover floods but may cover water damage caused by minor individualized disasters, such as a hailstorm smashing a window or a broken water pipe spewing water, these items are usually covered as long as the problem wasn't caused by a lack of standard maintenance. As always, coverage for a loss under an insurance claim would be determined by your insurance adjuster.
Our team of professionals at SERVPRO of West Akron will be able to assist in your restoration of any water damage – 24 hours a day! Give us a call today with any questions you might have at 330-867-5723 or visit our website at www.SERVPROwestakron.com.