What Is Michigan Water Damage Restoration


Water Damage Restoration Services In Macomb & Oakland County MI

Water Damage Restoration Is The Removal, Extraction, Clean-Up & Dry-Out Of Unwanted Water that is crucial in preventing secondary damage caused by any water intrusion. Select Restoration is a Certified Water Damage Restoration Company that can respond immediately with advanced drying equipment and techniques to remove, extract & cleanup the water damage quickly. We closely monitor and document the drying process to verify that your property is dried thoroughly. If you have water damage to your home or business, call the professional TODAY at 586-791-3900

How Much Does Water Damage Restoration Cost In Michigan?

The average cost of simply drying out your property here in Michigan from a category 1 water situation with no further damage done or restoration needed starts at around $2,500, this consists of removing base molding, drilling holes, extracting water from carpets and setting drying equipment for 3 days. The average cost of drying out your home or business and repairing the damage done to areas like drywall and carpeting could be as high as $10,000 or More. Water damage clean-up, dry-out and repair costs continue to go up from here depending on the source of the water, how much water has wicked into materials and how great the damage.

There are significant health risks associated with the water damage restoration process. There are also health risks, including severe illness and death, as well as the potential for toxic mold to be left behind as well if the restoration process in done incorrectly.

Time and temperature can also affect the quality of water, thereby changing its category. *Refer to the IICRC S500 for complete definitions.

The 4 Primary Classifications of Water Damage

Class 1 is the least amount of water, absorption and evaporation.  It affects only part of a room or area, or larger areas containing materials that have absorbed minimal moisture.  Little or no wet carpet and/or cushion is present.

Class 2 involves a large amount of water, absorption and evaporation.  It affects at least an entire room of carpet and cushion (pad).  Water has wicked up walls less than 24 inches.  There is moisture remaining in structural materials and substructure soil.

Class 3 involves the greatest amount of water, absorption and evaporation.  Water may have come from overhead.  Ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, cushion and subfloor in virtually all of the entire area are saturated.

Class 4 relates to specialty drying situations.  Wet materials with very low permeance/porosity (eg. hardwood, plaster, brick, concrete, light-weight concrete and stone).  Typically, there are deep pockets of saturation, which require very low specific humidity.  These types of losses may require longer drying times and special methods.

The 3 Primary Classification Of Water Damage

Not all water damage restoration cost are equal. Their are 3 category’s to water damage.

Category 1 originates from a sanitary source (clean water) and poses no substantial risk.

Category 2 contains significant contamination (ground water) and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans.

Category 3 is grossly contaminated (raw sewage) and may contain pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents.