What’s the Average Cost of Water Damage Restoration in the Myrtle Beach Area?

Dealing with any amount of water damage in the Myrtle Beach area can be a tough experience. Depending on the type of water damage, your homeowners insurance policy may not cover the ordeal. That means you’re out of pocket for the entire cost of repairs and restoration. When you’re on the line for the costs, you want to know exactly what you’re paying. But fret not, because local restoration companies offer affordable solutions with high-quality results for any water damage situation. The total cost of water damage restoration varies based on a few factors, which we’ll dive into further.

Types of Water Damage

There are three primary types of water damage affecting homeowners in the Grand Strand. We bring this up because the type of water damage will directly affect the cost of restoration services.

  • Clean Water Damage – Clean water, or category 1 water damage, stems from a freshwater pipe leak. It is simple to clean and therefore one of the cheapest water damage situations to address. However, once clean water comes in contact with building material such as flooring it often becomes Gray Water.
  • Gray Water Damage – Gray water, or category 2 water damage, is slightly contaminated at the source, which includes appliance leaks, unused toilets, and aquariums.
  • Black Water Damage – Black water, or category 3 water damage, is highly contaminated. It stems from groundwater flooding and sewage backups, which produce countless bacteria, viruses, and parasites in the water. You need a restoration company to handle black water damage.

If the water plaguing your home or business is in any way contaminated, or if you suspect it to be contaminated, call in a local property restoration company that is certified with the IICRC. You do not want to risk your health or safety.

Water Damage Restoration Costs

On average, the total cost of water damage restoration in the Myrtle Beach area includes standing water removal, drying, and the repair/restoration of the property. However, reconstruction efforts are not included in the average cost. That is a separate project altogether.

Currently, homeowners typically spend between $1,000 and $4,000 for water damage restoration services. The average is around $2,700. This average can be further broken down by the type of water damage, the extent of the damage and the amount of content damaged.

The vast majority of restoration companies charge the same rates due to the insurance adjustment rates in place. Even if you are not filing an insurance claim for your water damage, the same software to estimate the damage and cost is used by the industry.

For efficient water damage restoration in Horry and Georgetown Counties, call Restoration 1 of Horry County at 843-733-7558 today!

About The Author

Jake Gervin is the president of Restoration 1 of Horry County. Jake and his team of professionals are all certified by the IICRC and have years of experience in home and commercial restoration.