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How Much Does Flood Remediation Cost?

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

Image of a flooded room Flooding can cause a lot of damage.

There are many ways that a house can sustain water damage. A flood in your home in Bountiful, UT, is never good news, but damage repair may not cost as much as you expect. Depending on how widespread the damage is and a few other factors, the cleanup process may be fairly simple and affordable.

Flood Remediaton Costs

Cost Factors

A puddle on the floor from a small appliance overflow may be easy to mop and disinfect if you catch it quickly. For bigger issues, however, you are going to need to call flood remediation specialists. The average flood costs about $3000 in repairs, but your specific estimate depends on several factors:

  • Size of area affected
  • Number of floors affected
  • Contamination level of water
  • Amount of time since incident

As each factor increases, so does the cost of damage repair. Therefore, it's important to arrange for remediation as soon as you know there is a problem.

Low Range

A pipe break that floods your basement with clean water will probably cost around $1000 to mitigate. If you catch it quickly enough, technicians simply have to remove the basement water and make sure everything is dry.


Water damage that results from a significant shower leak on the second floor or an appliance leak that floods a large area is likely to cost $3000-$4000 to repair. In addition to drying and cleaning the area, technicians will need to remove and replace walls, ceilings, flooring and insulation during this process.

High Range

A major incident such as a sewer backup or widespread damage from a heavy storm is going to cost the most to repair. This is especially true if secondary damage such as mold growth occurs. The cost of these repairs is usually around $8000.

If your home floods, you probably need professional damage repair. The good news is that most damage doesn't cost as much as you may expect. A qualified cleanup team can assess the problem and provide a reliable estimate.

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