Cleveland OH (PRWEB) January 12, 2014
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on how to calculate the cost of a restoration project. There are three major variables that need to be considered before any accurate estimate may be presented.
1) Type Of Water. Water comes in three classifications, 1, 2, and 3, with 1 being the cleanest and the others becoming progressively more contaminated, either by sewage, toxins, parasites, or other health threats. The cleaner the water, the easier the restoration process will be, since there will be less need for disinfection and sanitization as opposed to a major sewage spill requiring specialized treatment.
2) Size Of The Space Affected. Water damage comes in all sizes, and may be contained to a small area in a single room, or it can affect the entire structure. It only takes less than an inch of water to cause thousands of dollars in damage, and flooding with depths of several feet or more may constitute major damage to flooring, walls, electrical and HVAC systems, and even upstairs locations.
3) Cost Of Materials. Restoration providers have a number of tools at their disposal with which to remediate water damage. The level and extent to which those tools are utilized will no doubt have a bearing on the final repair and restoration cost. Some of these tools include shop vacs, industrial grade pumps, air blowers, dehumidifiers, and mold removal gear.
There is no simple answer for what a given water restoration project will cost, save to say that any project will only get more expensive over time, since water continues to cause damage for as long as it is allowed to remain standing. Some contractors automatically increase their fees if the damage is more than 48 hours old. Any water damage scenario requires rapid response and effective action in order to prevent long term problems.
Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage restoration and mold remediation services in the US, with providers in 30 states, 24/7 availability, and same day emergency service. They are certified by the Clean Trust (IICRC) and Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.