Water Damage Restoration Costs in Dallas, TX

When faced with a tough property loss, the first thing that probably came to your mind, after making sure everybody is safe, was the repair and restoration costs. 

We’ll not hold back, water damage restoration in Dallas can get costly. How costly, of course, depends on the situation and that’s exactly what we’re going to explore in this quick article – average water damage restoration costs and what determines them. 

In a Hurry? Here are Quick Points to Take Away:

  1. In most cases, homeowners or their insurance will pay $1,500-$5,000 for water damage restoration
  2. Water damage restoration costs are determined by water damage category, extent, severity, location in homes, and types of materials damaged, along with the scope of work required to repair the property

Need more explanation? Keep on reading!

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Average Water Damage Restoration Costs

As mentioned above, average water damage restoration costs range from $1,500 to $5,000. Low end projects can cost only $400-$500 while higher end ones can go up to $15,000, with extreme cases even hitting 6 figures. 

Big advice to you is to try obtaining water damage insurance coverage. In a perfect world, your restoration company will help you deal with insurance.

Factors that Impact Water Damage Restoration Costs

Extreme cases are, well, extreme and rare so you don’t have to worry about paying tens of thousands of dollars for your restoration project. This is only at times when a home or its foundation is flooded with several feet of water and the property is almost completely destroyed. 

However, your quote can still get pretty high so let’s now cover what determines that quote in a little bit more detail.

Water damage category

Water damage category is one of the factors that will have a say in your project costs. Water damage “category” simply refers to the type of water that has spread through your property and damaged your materials. There are 3 water damage categories according to IICRC’s S500 Standard:

  • Clean water – uncontaminated or less contaminated water usually coming from supply line leaks, toilet tanks, rain, and snow
  • Gray water – contaminated water coming from appliance overflows, toilet overflows, AC leaks, and other similar causes
  • Black water – highly contaminated and dangerous water coming from sewage and natural disasters like floods and hurricanes

The more dangerous the type of water damage, the higher the restoration costs. This is because more work will be required to extract the water and disinfect the area and also partially due to increased risk of contamination for our technicians.

Extent and severity

Here we have the most obvious factor – or two factors – extent and severity. Let’s start with the extent. 

Simply put, the bigger the area that’s affected, the higher the costs. One room restoration will obviously cost less than an entire floor restoration.

And then comes the severity. Some might think that higher extent automatically means higher severity but that doesn’t always have to be the case. 

Higher severity means a lot more work and materials involved. Sometimes all you have to do is fix the moisture source, extract the water, and dry out the area but at other times you might have to remove and replace drywall and hardwood floors. In the case of the latter, not only is there more work involved, but also, as we’ve said, more materials. 

If your water damage has been standing for a while, chances are mold has grown. In this case, you can add mold removal costs – which by themselves are already pretty high – to your overall project quote.

Location in property

Water damage location plays a big role in quotes, with basement water damage sometimes being on the lower end of room restoration costs – a few hundred dollars – while at others being at the very highest due to severe structural damage – this can cost thousands upon thousands, with a chance of the damage being irreparable. 

Bathroom restoration tends to cost multiple thousand dollars in a lot of cases as well, while living rooms with minor floor and wall damage usually not going as high.  

Mold in any room will add to your costs too, with crawlspace mold being the most expensive to remove.

Type of materials damaged

This one ties to the previous factor. Floors and drywall tend to be the most affordable to fix or replace, with ceilings and roofs being somewhere in the middle (usually above $1,000). However, plumbing can cost a few thousand dollars to restore.

Also, is furniture cleanup involved? Is the electrical system damaged and therefore posing dangers of electrocution? These factors play a role too. 

All of this information so far will be explained by your restoration professional. If they don’t bring it up for some reason, make sure to ask questions.

How to Restore Water Damage

It’s always advised to call in a professional. However, this comes from A professional so we can see why you wouldn’t be down for that at first. You can try DIY-ing but first MAKE SURE that the damage is not contaminated and that it’s contained to a relatively small area. Also make sure there’s no mold and moisture behind walls. 

If this sounds like something you can’t or don’t want to do, again, call somebody who makes a living doing it. Even if you try to find damage behind the surface on your own, you may miss it. It’s not easy. That’s why we’re here.

Big D Water Damage Restoration is ready to help you with water damage restoration. We have the know-how required to tackle even the most severe types of water damage and are willing to work around-the-clock until your property and precious belongings are fully repaired and restored. Call us and let’s get started!

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