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 mildewSoaked 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. Need A Plumber Learn More: Emergency Plumbers

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?

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.

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.

WHEN MAKING AN INSURANCE CLAIM CALL THE PROFESSIONALS FIRST AT SELECT RESTORATION, We work with all insurance companies and we pay up to $500.00 off your deductible!

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Select Restoration works hand-in-hand with your insurance company to provide you with comprehensive service no matter what size the job. Our many years of experience working with Michigan insurance companies and handling insurance claims enable us to make the claim process simple for you.Our assistance can prevent you from missing important details, help you to intelligently discuss the situation with your insurance adjuster, and allow you to better comprehend the terms of your policy. Furthermore, we work with you through your entire insurance claim to help you get all your benefits.

With well over 20 years of experience working directly with insurance adjusters and agents, Select Restoration understands the insurance claims process from start to finish, taking the stress off you and making the whole process easier to comprehend. Placing a property claim can be a time-consuming task. Let us make the process easy for you.

We’ll work very closely with your insurance adjuster. Select Restoration excels in dealing with insurance adjusters and in making sure there are no surprises. We thoroughly document the job so we can send your insurance adjuster photos and any other documentation they deem necessary. Our primary concern is you, the customer, but we also work to keep your insurance company happy, too.

Select Restoration has earned a reputation for attention to detail with major insurance carriers. Let us review your insurance policy and work with your insurance company to help you navigate the paperwork. We offer direct billing to your insurance company. And because of our reputation in the industry, we’re a respected restoration provider for many insurances companies including:

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This is just a partial list. We accept all insurance, not only those listed. If you don’t see yourinsurance company here just give us a call at 586-791-3900. We can quickly check and see if your insurance policy will cover services that we provide.

Your insurance carrier is prohibited by law from requiring you to use a specific cleanup and restoration company. But they are allowed to “assist you” with the selection of a company and with getting cleanup and restoration work done in a timely manner. So they might give you a list of companies to choose from.

If your insurer gives you a list of companies, be sure to ask:

  1. How are your vendors selected?
  2. Are there any benefits for me in selecting a recommended vendor?
  3. If I should choose a contractor from the insurer’s list, will the work be guaranteed by the insurer?

Since we opened our doors in 1993 we have never had an insurance agency not pay us because we weren’t on their list. And we’ve never seen a contract where the insurance company made the client use the insurance company’s vendors, either.

Ultimately, insurance companies want the same thing we do: The home or business restored to pre-incident condition and happy, satisfied clients who feel like they’ve been taken care of.

Tips to Help Keep Michigan Flood Costs Down

It is a good idea to keep everything you store in your basement inside sealed plastic bins.  Plastic is not affected by water.  Moreover, mold and mildew is easily cleaned up with bleach.  Store the contents as high as you are able.

When flooding starts or is expected then turn off all gas powered appliances in the basement.  Shut the electricity off in the basement, as well.  This can save you from having to replace power outlets, surge protectors, and whatever was plugged into them.

Try to take photos of your basement before any water damage occurs.  This way, if your basement is flooded, you can take pictures after the event and use them for any insurance claims.  Homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage but it will cover other types of water damage.  Flood insurance is a separate entity!  Know what your insurance covers and what it does not. LEARN MORE!

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