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Estimation Pros – Your Trusted Experts in Water Damage Estimation
As a homeowner or business owner, water damage can be a nightmare. Whether it’s from a burst pipe, natural disaster, or a leaky roof, the damage can be extensive and costly. It can cause damage to your property, destroy your belongings, and even lead to health hazards. Water damage can be overwhelming, and it’s essential to act fast to prevent further damage and minimize the cost of repairs.
At Estimation Pros, we understand the urgency of water damage restoration. We’re your trusted experts in water damage estimation, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Our team of experienced estimators uses state-of-the-art technology to assess the damage accurately and provide you with an honest and comprehensive estimate for water damage restoration.
Fast and Efficient Service
We know that every minute counts when it comes to water damage. That’s why we pride ourselves on our fast and efficient service. We’ll be at your location promptly, ready to assess the damage and provide you with a comprehensive estimate for water damage restoration. Our team uses the latest techniques and tools to ensure that we’re delivering the most accurate estimate possible.
Customized Plan for Your Specific Needs
We understand that water damage can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. That’s why we work closely with you to ensure that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your water damage restoration. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have about the process, and we’ll work with you to create a customized plan that meets your specific needs.
Transparent and Honest Estimates
At Estimation Pros, we’re committed to delivering transparent and honest estimates. We don’t believe in hidden fees or surprises. That’s why we offer straightforward pricing that’s easy to understand. Our estimates are competitive, and we never compromise on quality. We believe in providing our clients with the best service possible, and we’re committed to delivering the highest standard of workmanship.
Water Mitigation Services
In addition to providing water damage estimates, we also offer estimates for water mitigation. Our team of experienced professionals can help you minimize the damage caused by water and prevent future damage from occurring. We use the latest techniques and tools to ensure that your property is safe from water damage.
We’ll Work with Your Insurance Company
Dealing with insurance companies can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. That’s why we’ll work with your insurance company directly to ensure that your claim is processed smoothly and efficiently. We’ll provide them with all the necessary documentation and communicate with them throughout the process, so you don’t have to.
Contact Estimation Pros Today
If you’re in need of a water damage estimate or estimate for water mitigation, look no further than Estimation Pros. We’re your trusted experts in water damage restoration, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with the best service possible.
Interior Water Damage Order Form
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Water mitigation refers to the process of reducing or preventing the damage caused by water. This includes the removal of excess water, drying the affected area, and restoring the property to its pre-loss condition.
Water damage estimate is an assessment of the extent of water damage caused to your property by floods, leaks or other types of water intrusion. It helps you understand the severity of the damage, what needs to be repaired or replaced, and how much it will cost. You need it to file an insurance claim, to repair the damage, and to prevent further damage.
Several factors can affect the cost of water damage repair, including the extent of the damage, the type of water that caused the damage, the materials and equipment needed to repair the damage, the location and accessibility of the damaged area, and the degree of mold growth, if any.
Depending on the extent of the damage, you may be able to perform water damage repair yourself. However, it’s important to note that water damage can lead to health hazards, such as mold growth, and can cause structural damage if not repaired properly. It’s recommended to hire a professional water damage restoration company to ensure proper and safe repairs.
When looking for a water damage restoration company, it’s important to choose a reputable and experienced company with a license and insurance. The company should have a team of certified and trained technicians with the necessary equipment to handle the job. Additionally, the company should offer a written estimate, a clear timeline for the repairs, and good communication throughout the process.
To prevent water damage from occurring in the future, you can take several steps, such as regularly inspecting and maintaining your plumbing and appliances, ensuring proper ventilation and humidity levels in your home, installing water detection devices, and being cautious of where you plant trees and shrubs to avoid damage to your pipes and drainage systems
The cost of water mitigation depends on various factors, such as the extent of damage, the type of water involved, the size of the affected area, the materials affected, and the equipment required. Additionally, the cost may vary based on the location and availability of water mitigation professionals.
Attempting to handle water mitigation on your own is not recommended, as it requires specialized knowledge, equipment, and training to perform effectively. It is best to hire a professional water mitigation company to ensure the job is done correctly and safely.
Homeowners insurance typically covers water damage caused by sudden and accidental events, such as burst pipes or heavy rainstorms. However, coverage may not apply if the damage is due to neglect or lack of maintenance. It is best to consult with your insurance provider to determine your specific coverage.
The time it takes to complete water mitigation depends on the extent of the damage and the size of the affected area. Typically, water mitigation can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks to complete, depending on the severity of the damage and the methods used to restore the property.
Things to Consider When Estimating for Drying
The Xactimate default for drywall is 1/2 inch thick, smooth finish.
Drywall is generally removed where wet in the ceilings or walls. Drywall in ceilings is often 5/8 inch thick, but not always. The thickness is important to the build back values only. Please indicate if the drywall removed was a “flood cut” up to 2 ft., 4 ft., or 4 inches. This means that only the bottom 2 ft, 4 ft, or 4 inches was removed. Since this pays a higher rate for removal and/or replacement, it is to your advantage to record your information that way. The quantity must be included unless dimensions are included with instructions like “the whole room or the whole basement”. When the drywall removed is “flood cut” then we measure the lineal feet. If a wet ceiling or other wall area is removed, please measure and supply the square footage. Also texture is an additional charge so please indicate if there is a need to add popcorn, orange peel, light hand, or heavy hand texture. *If a drywall repair is being done you will need the room size for measurements of many related activities, so always measure every affected room. Small drawings are good too when the room is not rectangular. Just find the rectangles and provide 2 measurements for each.
The Xactimate default for casing is 2 inch painted.
Like baseboard, most people think casing describes all you need to know. Send somebody to Home Depot with no more description than casing and they will probably bring back the cheap 2 inch paintable. And if you only estimate for that you have a problem if the casing is 4 inch oak, times 12 doorways, both sides. That’s an additional material charge of $803. Best to see that coming and note it on your inspection and scope notes.
CARPET, PAD, VINYL, VINYL TILE, CERAMIC, LAMINATE, REAL WOOD
All floorcovering is best described as being average, better, or premium. The insurance companies often use ITEL for setting prices for these. ITEL will investigate a sample and render an opinion that is the last word, probably. Reasonable requests based on truth in your estimate, may stop that extra wait from happening. In other words, exaggeration is wrong and slows the process. Honesty is the only right path. Drying companies don’t need qualities to describe tear out. Restoration companies need to describe carefully. We use a 15% waste factor as a default for carpet and sheet goods, and 10% waste for tile. Wood pricing includes average waste.
Cabinets and Countertops
For drying companies, cabinets can be detached for saving and reinstalling later. Or they might be torn out. Often the cabinets are removed carefully, to be later deemed ruined, and disposed of. Drying companies need to refer to the activity performed as cabinets removed by the lineal feet, and further described as base cabinets, upper, full height, or vanity. For the build back the estimate shall need to refer to the cabinets as average, better, best, or custom. It’s a real plus if you can furnish a total square footage for end panels. These are pricey extra items that you will have to buy and install. As with other products, sometimes cabinets can only be priced by professionals and the bid incorporated into the estimate as a bid item. *A handy use for Xactimate is to establish the budget for all repairs, then offering work to sub-contractors on the basis of “the budget”. Countertops have a huge impact and must be described by both drying contractor and restoration contractor. When countertops are disturbed then often the backsplash is ruined. Be sure to indicate if the activity is detach and reset, or remove, or replace. And
certainly remember to mention that it is Formica, or Ceramic, or Granite. Huge variety here. Naturally, adjusters will want you to try and salvage a granite countertop, which is not just a complication, but often times, is impossibility.
The equipment that is used most is probably rated by its manufacturer as a regular, large, xlarge and xxlarge. It is important to list these correctly. It is important to keep moisture readings that help verify that you were justified in leaving the equipment for X number of days. The moisture readings are not part of the Xactimate. Invoice but are usually submitted separately if at all. Short durations with few pieces are less scrutinized than many, many days with many, many pieces. Moisture readings can justify most situations where time seemed excessive to others. The usual equipment is included in the form. All other equipment can be added in the other equipment section.
The Xactimate defaults for insulation are: walls is 4 inch batt, for ceilings it is 6 inch batt and attics use 10 inch blown in.
Removal of wet insulation is typical of a drying demo. Usually, interior walls are not insulated. We need your information to be correct regarding where, how much, and what type of insulation was removed. You don’t need to describe insulation on a drying estimate, but the BUILD BACK will need it. Our defaults are 4 inch batts on walls, and 10 inch blown-in or 6 inch Batt on ceilings. And working in a crawlspace is at a higher price.
The Xactimate default for baseboard is 3 inch painted pine
For the drying only company, baseboards are just removed by the lineal feet. They may detach and save only or simply tear out. The scope may include quarter round only or in addition. To the restoration company, the correct price can best be calculated if we have the quality, width, finish, and quantity. The quality can be paint quality pine, stain and finish quality pine, specific wood types painted or finished. How wide is an important fact and should not be overlooked. And don’t forget the quarter round. If the contractor is to reset old baseboards, then does the base also need to be refinished or painted?
The Xactimate default interior door is lauan painted.
To drying companies, the door slab may be detached for future reset by others, or the whole door unit may be demolished. Other combinations are possible and need described, especially as to why in case of disagreements. The restoration company will need to allow for type and quality and note the slab only activity separately from the whole door unit activity. Doors are described by good, better, premium type adjectives and by wood type when appropriate. Special doors, like sliding and bi-fold need described as such. Sometimes the door is metal and painted at the factory. Always mention if the new door will require paint or finish. And the jamb and casing, too.
Subfloors and Underlayments
Drying companies may tear out floors all the way down to the joists. This may include additional layers and each layer can be any thickness. Please describe the material by type and thickness and of course how many square feet. Cleaning, disinfecting, sealing, and sanding joists are possible other activities after tearing up a subfloor. Don’t forget to list all activities in any category.
If you repair a ceiling, the only painting allowance by the insurance company, might be to seal the repair and paint the ceiling 1 coat. If the repair was at the edge of the ceiling, then the drywall repair included taping and the wall is now affected. The allowance should include painting at least the affected wall. Most insurance companies will allow the whole room to be painted, or allow to a natural stopping point. *Don’t forget, that when painting must continue because, for instance, the ceiling continues without break into another room, then you need the square footage of that other room also.
Did you clean? Include it on the form.
- Wall Studs
- Floor Joists
- Ceiling Joists
- Plumbing fixtures
Average rooms can be just by size on a small, med, large, xlarge basis. But when the job was beyond the average, like a basement full of stuff, hours can be listed. Be fair with your numbers and truthful always.
Lights Fans and Registers
The activity may be detach and reset, remove and replace, or just clean.