If you have just encountered water damage in your home and feel the need to call in an expert then you are likely nervous at this point. After all, water damage in and of itself is bad enough but if you have no idea what to expect when you receive your bill for the services then it can be more than just a little nerve wracking. Here are some things you need to know in regards to how much you can expect to pay and so you can be prepared.
The primary factor that determines how much you will pay is whether or not you have homeowners insurance that covers you for extensive water damage. If you are dealing with flood damage then you may have a hard time getting approval as many insurance companies are iffy on what they refer to as “acts of god”, which essentially covers any natural disasters or weather related damage. Most insurance companies will not insure homes against acts of god due to the random and unpredictable nature of the damage.
The other thing that determines how much you will pay is how extensive the damage actually is. If you are only dealing with a small amount of water damage then you are likely not going to pay very much money at all other than the inspection fee and material cost if anything needs to be replaced.
The more expensive water damage is when it causes structural damage. If you are renting your home refer to your landlord as to whether or not it is their responsibility to fix or yours. If it is up to you then while it may be tempting to go the diy route, always get in touch with a professional for structural damage as it can be a hazard to you and the rest of your loved ones should it be fixed improperly.