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Factors that Affect Water Damage Restoration in Atlanta, Georgia
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1/27/2021
Every year, thousands of homeowners are affected by water damage. Some factors can affect the costs of repairing a water-damaged home in Georgia. Learn more in this article by ServiceMaster by LoveJoy

Water damage is a household issue affecting homes worldwide. The Insurance Information Institute reports that thousands of homeowners file insurance claims because of water damage per year. Water damage restoration can be expensive as there are several factors affecting associated costs.

Although it's tempting to undertake repairs yourself, hiring a professional water damage remediation specialists is recommended. The restoration experts at ServiceMaster by LoveJoy have years of experience repairing Georgia properties and are exceedingly knowledgeable with regard to the factors that can affect water damage restoration costs.

 

Factors Affecting Water Damage Restoration Costs

After water damage has been detected, the first thing homeowners ask is "how much will this cost to repair?" The water damage restoration process depends on several factors, which in turn can yield varying costs.

 

Factor No. 1: Water Volume

The amount of trapped or standing water impacts the extent of water damage. The more water, the more expensive remediation will be. 


Factor No. 2: Area Size

The larger the space or room requiring restoration, the higher the cost to repair due to the additional manpower, extra materials, and time.

 

Factor No. 3: Water Type

Water falls into common categories ranging from clean to hazardous. It is extremely important to understand the type and origin of the water causing damage. 

 

Categories of Water 

 

  • Clean water: No health risk
  • Gray water: Moderate health risk (chemically or physically contaminated water)
  • Black water: Severe health risk (dangerous and may contain bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants) 

Common Origins of Water Damage

  • Broken or leaky water pipes
  • Clogged toilet and gutters
  • Condensation from AC units
  • Foundation damage cracks
  • Damaged sprinkler systems
  • Leaking roof and pipes
  • Malfunctioning washing machines
  • Plumbing issues
  • Severe flooding or hailstorms

Factor No. 4: Damaged Materials
Though some materials are salvageable following water damage incident, others must be discarded and replaced. 
 
Factor No. 5: Mold Growth
The worst-case scenario for any homeowner experiencing water damage is the detection of mold. Mold thrives in moisture and most of the time requires a professional mold remediation service for removal.

Factor No. 6: Repairs and Reconstruction
Repairs are favored over reconstruction in order to save money, manpower and materials but extreme destruction could require reconstruction for:
  • Drywall
  • Framing
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Floorboards
  • Insulation
  • Plaster
  • Pipes

 

 

Water Damage Restoration Tips 

Tip No. 1: Safely Disconnect Electrical Outlets

Immediately unplug all electronics from outlets. While you may not see the overall affected areas just yet, it is better to be cautious.

 

Tip No. 2: Inspect and Eradicate Mold

Mold spreads quickly in moist areas so regular and thorough inspection is crucial following a water damage incident.

 

Tip No. 3: Dry Out Water-Affected Areas

To prevent further damage, moisture must be removed from affected areas using fans or dehumidifiers to circulate air and promote drying. 

 

Tip No. 4: Remove Damaged Materials

If porous materials like insulation or carpeting are affected, it is generally best to dispose and replace them in order to avoid mildew. If ceilings and floors are affected, inspection is required to determine if replacement is necessary.

 

Tip No. 5: Disinfect Surrounding Areas

After removing damaged materials, disinfect and sanitize the surrounding areas to prevent the mold growth and further destruction.

 

For Water Damage Restoration Services in Conyers, Georgia Call the Experts at ServiceMaster by LoveJoy

ServiceMaster by LoveJoy is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of service by responding quickly, understanding our clients' needs, and taking immediate action to mitigate the water damage to your property. 

ServiceMaster by LoveJoy provides 24-hour emergency service to any sized disaster. Our highly trained expert remediation team responds immediately to any residential or commercial water damage emergency. For over 25 years, we have delivered premier service to Atlanta, Roswell , Sandy Springs, Marietta, Decatur, Stockbridge, Conyers, McDonough, Stone Mountain, Covington, Social Circle, Dekalb County, Fulton County, Georgia and the surrounding areas.

Call ServiceMaster by LoveJoy today or connect with us online to discover why we are Georgia's leading water damage restoration service. 

Roswell, GA: (770) 983-6665  

Conyers, GA: (678) 293-0297

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