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The Cost of Flood Damage: 3 Factors To Consider

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

A room flooded in a home. An outside faucet burst and flooded half of this home. SERVPRO of Greater Broken Arrow completed a full water mitigation and rebuild.

Flood Damage Costs: Three Factors To Consider

Flooding can come from a variety of sources, from overflowing washing machines and toilets to storms, and can affect your Oneta, OK, home in several ways. You may be looking at a large damage repair bill in the aftermath. Understanding what might impact the total cost can help you plan a budget and avoid financial surprises that could put you deep into debt.

1. The Size of the Flood

Because each flooding event is different, considering the size of the one you are dealing with can help you estimate the cost of repairs. For example, if poor drainage and a few rainy days result in basement water that is more than a foot deep, you may have to rent a sump pump to remove it. Smaller floods can be cheaper to remedy, but if mold develops afterward, you may have to call in a flood damage and mold removal company to handle it properly.

2. The Condition of the Water

As you try to estimate your flood damage repair bill, keep in mind that the condition of the water may affect how simple the cleanup will be. If the flood came from an outdoor source, such as an overflowing stream or creek, then cleanup technicians will likely label the water a category 3 or “black water” situation. This water could contain human and animal feces, chemical waste and other toxins that make it potentially hazardous to handle without professional assistance.

3. The Damage to Your Home’s Interior

It can be difficult to gauge the cost of the damage caused by the average flood because it may depend on where the water entered your home and the depth it reached. For instance, a basement flood may be less damaging than one from a large storm-fueled flood that affected the main floor of your home and its contents.

Flood damage repair costs can depend on several factors when water invades your Oneta, OK, home. Understanding each of these factors can help you prepare a budget and stay on track with what needs to be done to restore your home.

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