One of the worst things that can happen to your home is a flood of some kind. Whether that flood came from an abundance of rain or an extensive plumbing leak, you’re going to have to get the water damage repaired. If you have homeowner’s insurance, they will likely require you to work with a water damage restoration service to remove signs of damage and prevent mold growth.
When the water damage restoration company comes to your home to give you a quote on their services, you may wonder how they will determine the cost of your project.
Generally, they need to measure the square footage of the affected space. They will also need to measure the height of the water damage up the walls. The best teams should come equipped with cameras and measurement devices, including laser measuring tools and tape measures.
Once they have gathered information, they will likely use a tool like Xactimate on an iPad or similar device to calculate the cost of the service your home will need. This tool provides standardized estimates based on measurements input by damage restoration professionals. If you want to get an idea of how much your project will cost, you can try to use the same tool before the pros arrive.