What Does It Cost To Cleanup A Flooded Basement In Michigan
Basement flooding in Michigan can cause major headaches for homeowners, especially if the basement is finished. Wet drywall, wet insulation, carpet, pad and excessive moisture in the air can cause mold and mildew. It only takes 72 hours before mold starts to grow!! Wet framing can also cause mold and mildew. Soaked framing is especially bad because it can lead to structural damage that can add tens of thousands in repair bills. Water damage in your basement is usually caused by heavy rainfall, Sump Pump Failure, burst pipes or broken water lines. The best way to avoid large repair bills is to get the problem fixed as fast as possible. Select Restoration is here 24/7 to cleanup the mess and we have emergency plumbers on call to fix any plumbing issues.
Michigan Water Damage Flood Cleanup Costs
Depending on the size, a light cleanup of your Flooded basement could cost as little as $1,000. This is the cost to extract water and dry your basement thoroughly. This price goes up depending on how much contents we have to move, how big the area is, do you have pad under the carpet, is the basement finished, what category is the water?
This does not include the potential thousands lost in damp or drenched furniture, rugs, or other possessions. For extensive mildew and mold damage the price tag could be anywhere from $3,000-$4,000 to as much as $10,000 to hire a professional. If you call a professional early enough, they may be able to avoid mold and mildew damage by drying out the area with industrial grade dehumidifiers and box fans.
The two variables that affect cost the most are the amount of water you have in your basement and the extent of mold or mildew damage. Once mold and mildew take hold, the affected area most always needs to be taken out and replaced. If your basement is affected by a flood there is a health concern as flood waters can breed disease and toxicity. Make sure to properly protect yourself with protective clothing, gloves, and eye protection if you must enter the flood waters.
Water Damage As Caterogized
Category 1 is water from a clean or sanitary source. Previously known as clear water, this descriptor has since been removed to reduce confusion. These can include water from broken clean water supply lines; clean water from toilet tank or bowl; faucets; and bottled water. Although the source may be from a clean source, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.
Category 2 is water with some level of contaminants that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Previously known as grey water, this descriptor has since been removed to avoid confusion. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; dishwasher overflow. Category 2 water can quickly degrade into category 3 depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.
Category 3 water is grossly unsanitary, and could cause severe illness or death if ingested. Previously known as black water, this descriptor has since been removed to avoid confusion. Sources for category 3 water include, but are not limited to, sewage; flooding from rivers or streams; Wind driven rain, water from beyond the toilet trap; water from the toilet bowl with feces; and standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.