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Commercial Water Damage

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  • 24/7 availability
  • Fast response
  • Minimize disruption to your business
  • Help with insurance claim

Residential Water Damage Restoration

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  • Fast response
  • Limit the spread of the water
  • Full restoration of the damage
  • Help with insurance claim

Emergency Water Damage Restoration

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  • Rapid response
  • Emergency water extraction
  • Structural stabilization and repair
  • Full restoration to pre-disaster conditions

No matter what water damage situation you’re dealing with, we have solutions.

Water is the most common cause of property damage. That is because flooding, rain, leaks, pipe bursts, plumbing issues, overflows, appliance malfunctions, and much more can leave your home or business with extensive water damage. You need to take immediate action to mitigate the damage. Restoration Master’s professionals specialize in repairing and restoring your home or business when water damage occurs.

Water damage is not only very common, but it can also be costly:

An estimated $1.2 billion is spent annually on non-weather related water damage losses.
Water damage was the second most common homeowner’s insurance claim after wind and hail damage between 2013 and 2017.
Homeowner’s insurance paid out a total of $13 billion for water damage in North America in 2017.
The third most common claim received globally was water damage between 2013 and 2018.
The average water damage loss for commercial properties is $89,000.
A crack in a pipe that is 1/8 inch can leak 250 gallons of water per day.
The average water damage claim cost for homes is $10,234.



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Common water damage causes include the following:

  • Pipe BurstPipe Burst
  • FloodingFlooding
  • CondensationCondensation
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Leaking RoofLeaking Roof
  • Toilet OverflowToilet Overflow
  • Sewer BackupSewer Backup
  • GuttersGutters

If your home or building is affected by water damage, you need to call a water damage professional right away to stop the spread of the water and restore the damage. RestorationMaster can help you find a water damage professional in your area in the United States to restore your property.

what is water damage

Basement

Basement
Basements are commonly affected by water damage due to foundation leaks, natural flooding, burst pipes, and sewage backups.

Bathroom

Bathroom
Plumbing leaks, toilet overflows, and condensation and humidity, are common causes of water damage in the bathroom.

Leak in Ceiling

Leak in Ceiling
A ceiling leak may not seem like a big deal, but water from it will get absorbed into the surrounding building materials and cause major damage.

Kitchen

Kitchen
Appliance leaks, leaks under the sink, spills, and overflows can cause water damage in your kitchen.

Hardwood Floor

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Hardwood floors absorb water and may experience warping and buckling as a result.

Water Damage in Walls

Water Damage in Walls
If water damage occurs within walls, the water can spread and greatly increase the damage before it becomes apparent on the outside of the wall.

Flooding

Flooding
Standing flood water either from a pipe burst, natural flood, or sewage backup can quickly cause structural damage to the surrounding materials and greatly increase the risk of mold growth.

Roof Leaks

Roof Leaks
A leak in the roof can cause structural damage to the roof and surrounding materials and lead to mold growth in the attic.
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Water damage restoration, also known as water mitigation, water removal, and water damage repair, is the removal of flood water and extra moisture as well as the repair and restoration of the damaged areas and materials. For water damage restoration to be successful, the restoration professionals must first identify and address the source of the water that caused the damage.

Once the water source has been identified and fixed and the extent of the water and damage has been evaluated, restoration professionals will form and implement a restoration plan to fully dry the property and restore the affected areas to their original condition. Water removal and drying is the first important part of water damage restoration as professionals will use advanced equipment to accomplish this. Once the flood water is removed and the affected areas and materials are dried, the focus turns to water damage repair to repair, restore, and clean the damaged areas.

Water damage restoration is the effort to remove the excess water and moisture, dry the affected materials, and repair and restore the damage it caused to return the property to its pre-disaster state. Remediation involves removing the water and moisture and drying the affected areas to prevent the damage from getting worse but may not involve restoring the property to its original condition.

Water damage restoration services are performed by licensed restoration professionals and consist of several steps. First, the professionals must evaluate the damage and identify the source of the flooding or excess moisture. If possible, the water source will be fixed to prevent more water or moisture form coming into the property.

The next part of the restoration process is water removal services. Professionals use advanced water extraction equipment that removes any amount of water, including standing flood water, and they will dry the affected areas and materials with dehumidification equipment and air movers. After the water removal process, permanently damaged materials are removed while salvageable materials are repaired and restored. These materials will also be cleaned and disinfected to ensure safe conditions and prevent mold growth.

Water damage restoration services include the following:

  • First ResponseFirst Response
  • Damage inspectionDamage inspection
  • Water removalWater removal
  • DryingDrying
  • Water damage cleanupWater damage cleanup
  • DehumudificationDehumudification
  • Content cleaningContent cleaning
  • DisinfectionDisinfection
  • ReconstructionReconstruction
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While some instances of water damage may be obvious, water damage can also be hidden, such as when it occurs within walls and above ceilings. If you do not notice the signs of hidden water damage, the damage may be extensive once you realize it is there.

Common water damage signs to watch for include the following:

  • Water-StainsWater Stains
  • MoistureMoisture
  • MoldMold
  • Leaking RoofLeaking Roof
  • WarpingWarping
  • SaggingSagging
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Frequently Asked Questions


The cost of water damage will vary depending on the extent of the damage and amount of water involved. The average range of most water damage restoration projects is from $1200 to $5000 with a national average of $3000. However, water damage restoration can range from as low as $350 to as high as $50,000 depending on the damage.

Water damage costs can be estimated by average cost per square foot, which is $3.75 per square foot, $4.50 for grey water, and $7 for black water. You can get an idea of what the cost of water damage will be by determining the size of the area affected.
The True Cost of Water Damage


Call a local water damage restoration professional for emergency services or to request a quick quote.
10 Steps Used by Professionals to Restore Flooded Basements


Water damage professionals will quickly arrive to your property and begin an assessment of the damage. They will also take steps to contain the spread of the water to prevent further damage. Water damage restoration is a comprehensive service in which excess water and moisture is removed, affected areas and materials are dried, and the damage is restored to its pre-disaster state.
How to Speed Up the Flood Cleanup Process


For 11 years, RestorationMaster Finder (RMF) has worked with the top-rated water damage companies of the industry. The water restoration companies on RMF are insured, bonded, fast, affordable, and they help take care of the insurance paperwork.
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Basement flooding is when water from rain, sewage backups, foundation leaks, washing machines leaks, burst pipes, and other sources results in a significant amount of water accumulating in the basement. The basement is more likely to experience flooding than most other areas of a home and the flooding must be dealt with quickly to prevent serious structural damage or mold growth.

Flood water in the basement spreads quickly through porous materials and structural elements like flooring, subflooring, wood, and drywall which increases the risk of structural damage. If the water in the basement is contaminated by sewage, this creates a very dangerous situation. You must call a professional for basement flood clean up right away.

Basement flooding restoration professionals will remove the water from the basement safely and dry the affected areas using advanced water extraction and drying equipment. After the water removal and drying, they will clean and disinfect the affected materials. This is especially important when dealing with sewage or contaminated flood water. The damaged area is then repaired and restored to its pre-flood state.
10 Steps Used by Professionals to Restore Flooded Basements


Water damage is the property damage caused by a source of water, whether from a leak or spill or from standing flood water. There are many potential sources of water damage and the type of damage caused by the water is classified into three different categories depending on the source and cleanliness of the water.


As mentioned above, there are many causes of water damage. This is why water damage is so prevalent in homes and buildings.


While some instances of water damage may be obvious, water damage can also be hidden, such as when it occurs within walls and above ceilings. If you do not notice the signs of hidden water damage, the damage may be extensive once you realize it is there.


Excess water and flooding can cause widespread damage within homes and buildings that include stains, corrosion, rotting, warping, and more serious issues.

The damage caused by water will only get worse until professionals are called to address the damage. Reacting to water damage early will stop its spread and possibly save you hundreds of dollars on the restoration. Make sure you call RestorationMaster for a water damage restoration professional at the first sign of water damage within your property.


Water damage restoration, also known as water mitigation, water removal, and water damage repair, is the removal of flood water and extra moisture as well as the repair and restoration of the damaged areas and materials. For water damage restoration to be successful, the restoration professionals must first identify and address the source of the water that caused the damage.

Once the water source has been identified and fixed and the extent of the water and damage has been evaluated, restoration professionals will form and implement a restoration plan to fully dry the property and restore the affected areas to their original condition. Water removal and drying is the first important part of water damage restoration as professionals will use advanced equipment to accomplish this. Once the flood water is removed and the affected areas and materials are dried, the focus turns to water damage repair to repair, restore, and clean the damaged areas.


Water damage restoration is the effort to remove the excess water and moisture, dry the affected materials, and repair and restore the damage it caused to return the property to its pre-disaster state. Remediation involves removing the water and moisture and drying the affected areas to prevent the damage from getting worse but may not involve restoring the property to its original condition.


Water damage restoration services are performed by licensed restoration professionals and consist of several steps. First, the professionals must evaluate the damage and identify the source of the flooding or excess moisture. If possible, the water source will be fixed to prevent more water or moisture form coming into the property.

The next part of the restoration process is water removal services. Professionals use advanced water extraction equipment that removes any amount of water, including standing flood water, and they will dry the affected areas and materials with dehumidification equipment and air movers. After the water removal process, permanently damaged materials are removed while salvageable materials are repaired and restored. These materials will also be cleaned and disinfected to ensure safe conditions and prevent mold growth.


There are many water damage restoration companies that provide comprehensive water damage restoration for homes and businesses following a flood, leak, or any damage caused by excess water or moisture. The following are the main water damage restoration service providers:

  • RestorationMaster Finder
  • Servpro
  • Duraclean
  • ServiceMaster
  • 911 Restoration
  • 1800 Water Damage

Water damage restoration companies may be referred to as different names including:

  • Water restoration company
  • Water mitigation company
  • Water remediation company
  • Water damage contractor
  • Water damage company
  • Water extraction company
  • Water damage cleanup company
  • Water cleanup company
  • Water removal company
  • Flooding cleanup company
  • Disaster cleanup company
  • Disaster restoration company
  • Water damage repair company
  • Water damage restoration contractors

In general, homeowner’s insurance policies cover water damage that is sudden and accidental, but they do not cover everything. Water damage caused by a burst pipe, plumbing fixture, or appliance is likely to be covered if you react right away. Water damage caused by unresolved maintenance issues, such as a leaking toilet that was never fixed, will not be covered. Insurance also does not cover the repair or replacement of the source of the water damage, such as a malfunctioning appliance.

Homeowner’s insurance does not cover any type of flood damage, including flooding from storms, oversaturated ground, or overflows of nearby lakes, rivers, ponds, or oceans. Water backups from sewers and other outside sources are also not covered under typical policies. Homeowners must purchase a separate flood insurance policy from the National Flood Insurance Program to cover damage from flooding. You can also cover damage from sewer backups with additional water backup coverage.


Renter’s insurance is similar to homeowner’s insurance, it will cover sudden and accidental water damage but not flood damage or sewage backups. This type of insurance covers damage to a renter’s personal belongings caused by water damage that is considered accidental.

If your home or business is affected by water damage or flooding, the first thing you should do is call your insurance provider and file a claim. The insurance provider will send an adjuster to your property to assess the damage so you can take the next steps to restore your property.

It is also important to thoroughly document all damage in case there is a dispute over the extent of the damage and coverage with your insurance company. Take photos and videos of the damaged areas and materials and make a list of all items you own that have been damaged.


Homeowner’s insurance will cover water damage from rain that enters a home due to an extreme weather event or another covered peril. Sudden and accidental perils, such as a fallen tree branch through a window that allows rain inside, are also covered.
Damage from rain is not covered if the rain results in indoor flooding or enters your home through a pre-existing hole. Gradual damage caused by rain over time will also not be covered.

Biohazard cleanup is necessary any time hazardous materials must be cleaned up. Bodily fluids, like blood, or chemicals teem with pathogens and can be dangerous to human health. Cleanup takes expertise, which is why biohazard cleanup costs can be high. Here is a breakdown of costs.

Homeowner’s insurance does cover water damage from leaking or broken pipes if the damage is sudden and accidental. This coverage also covers the repair and replacement of the surrounding flooring, drywall, and furniture.
Damage that has occurred gradually due to a leak or problem with the pipes will likely not be covered.

Standard homeowner’s insurance policies don’t typically cover hidden water damage caused by hidden wear and tear, corrosion, or deterioration of the plumbing system. However, some insurance providers offer additional hidden water coverage to cover this type of damage.

water damage potential causesThe number of potential causes makes water damage a widespread problem and the damage can be costly to repair without immediate action. Many furnishings and building materials in homes and buildings are porous including carpeting, flooring, subflooring, furniture, wood, drywall, insulation, and more. This means that water will get absorbed into these materials and keep spreading until the damage is addressed. Giving the water time to spread will increase the damage as well as the cost of the water mitigation.

Water damage restoration cost will vary depending largely on the extent of the damage. The national average cost of water damage restoration is $3000 and generally falls between $1200 and $5000. Water damage restoration could cost $350 on the low end and as high as $50,000 if there is black water involved. Another way to look at it is the cost of water damage restoration per square foot. Cleaning up clean water on average costs $3.75 per square foot, $4.50 for grey water, and $7 for black water.

FEMA has a water damage restoration cost calculator on their website that can help you get a more accurate idea of what the restoration would cost for your home depending on the amount of water.