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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Fire Restoration Damage Is Estimated

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Image of estimate form on a clipboard and with a pencil laying on top of the form. Fire damage restoration estimate.

Whenever a business is damaged by fire, the process of fully restoring that business to preloss condition involves multiple steps. One of the first steps in that process is to estimate the cost of restoring the property.

Factors To Consider

The total cost of restoration depends on several factors. When assessing the cost of restoring property after fire damage, restoration professionals consider all of these factors:

  • Temporary repairs
  • Security
  • Roof damage
  • Water damage
  • Smoke damage
  • Debris removal
  • Contents cleaning
  • Fire Cleanup

Estimating Fire Damage Restoration Costs

Buildings that have been damaged by a commercial fire often need to be boarded up and protected from unauthorized entry and theft. Additionally, your estimate may include costs for removing odors and stains caused by smoke damage. In addition to the cost to restore the structures, amounts will be estimated for the cost to remove debris, clean and restore contents, clean up the property and move the undamaged property into storage during the restoration process.

Estimating Water Damage Restoration Costs

Temporary repairs to mitigate ongoing damage are particularly important for water damage claims. A restoration professional in Washington, NC, will include the cost to dry out your property, place tarps over openings in your roof, board up broken windows, clean and deodorize damaged contents, remove debris, and reconstruct your property. If there is evidence of mold damage caused by the water damage, your estimater may also include the cost of mold remediation services.

Whether your property has been damaged by fire, water or some other cause of loss, it is important to have a professional provide an estimate of the cost of restoration that includes all of your expenses, rather than just the cost to repair your buildings. Accurate cost estimation reduces overall restoration costs and speeds up the process of restoring your business to preloss condition. A restoration professional in Washington, NC, can work with your insurance company to assist you with this process.

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