Understanding the Costs of Water Damage Restoration

You woke up to a damp basement, there’s water pouring through the light in your kitchen, there’s puddled water in your bathroom – all these scenarios are a nightmare for any homeowner to discover. So you’ve discovered a water damage, now what? How much is this going to cost? How are you going to get your home back to normal? Fortunately, ServiceMaster Elite is the Northeast and South Florida Water Damage Restoration Experts, we can help guide you from a water damage to fully a restored home.

So you’ve discovered water damage, what do you do next?

It is very important to know that immediately following water damage that speed and urgency are key to keep costs low and prevent additional damages. While the surface water is important to remove through extraction, water is likely wicking into walls, cabinets, flooring materials, and superstructure studs. Professional water damage mitigation companies like ServiceMaster Elite can respond with the industrial grade equipment and tools to effectively and safely remove all the standing water and identify materials that are soaking up water. That’s great, but how much is this going to cost and who’s going to pay for it?

So you’ve hired a water damage restoration company like ServiceMaster Elite, who’s going to pay for water damage restoration?

If you’ve purchased your home, it is likely that you also have purchased homeowner’s insurance. In many cases your homeowner’s insurance can cover costs associated with water damage. You should call your insurance company and discuss the damages; your insurance may encourage you to begin emergency mitigation services to prevent further damages by contacting a professional water damage mitigation company. You can also inform your insurance carrier that you would like to work with ServiceMaster Elite for your water damage restoration services – fortunately for you ServiceMaster Elite has partnered with many insurance companies and can work closely with your insurance carrier to provide expedited and thorough updates, this allows for a smooth and problem free mitigation process.

Now, how much is all this water damage restoration going to cost?

Pricing a water damage restoration project up front is highly difficult and almost impossible. This is due to many unknown factors during initial mitigation. For this purpose, ServiceMaster Elite utilizes a (square footage) SF billing service called Xactimate to generate bills based on the actual work completed. Xactimate is the industry standard billing service, which most all insurance companies utilize and accept. By using Xactimate, both your insurance company and ServiceMaster Elite will use common pricing and line items to finalize a scope of work following all water damage restoration.

If your home or business has suffered water damage, call the Water Restoration Experts at ServiceMaster Elite today at 877-561-9651.


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