Restoration of water damage by removal of affected building material may be necessary to assure a healthy environment and an attractive property. Water presence can lead to a mold contamination health risk for persons and must be treated accordingly.
You will find that the cost to restore water damage in an average home depends upon eliminating the source of moisture, the extent of damage, the amount of affected material, the difficulty of material cleaning or removal, the construction details of the home, and the labor rate.
In the following table the Labor Cost figures are what the able DIY person should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.
Water damage restoration: bathroom of 80 sq.ft. for complete restoration; remove and dispose of all damaged drywall on ceiling and walls and strip vinyl floor to underlayment; replace sub-flooring, deluxe vinyl flooring, drywall, and paint.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Remove ceiling, walls, flooring material, and fixtures: 360 sq.ft.; remove all damaged material for disposal and fixtures to re-use; prepare waste for dump transport.||$0.25||per sq.ft.||360||$91|
|Replace ceiling and walls: 280 sq.ft.; replace all with 1/2" water resistant sheetrock ready for paint; including waste.||$1.03||per sq.ft.||322||$332|
|Paint: 280 sq.ft.; latex antimicrobial paint; primer coat and finish coat; including waste.||$0.22||per sq.ft.||322||$70|
|Replace flooring and fixtures: 80 sq.ft. plywood subfloor and vinyl tile flooring, re-install 1 toilet and 1 lavatory in cabinet.||$2.76||per sq.ft.||92||$254|
|Disposal: 3 cubic yards to the dump; transport and fees.||$45||per CY||3||$135|
|Fees and Material Cost||$11.03||per sq.ft.||80||$882|
|+ Labor Cost (removal and cleaning)||$28||per hour||8||$224|
|+ Labor Cost (sheetrock + flooring)||$32||per hour||18||$576|
|+ Labor Cost (painting)||$32||per hour||6||$192|
|Total Cost||$23.43||per sq.ft.||80||$1,874|
Prices range from $18.22 per sq.ft. (80 sq.ft. bathroom remove and replace solution - DIY) to $23.43per sq.ft. (80 sq.ft. bathroom remove and replace solution) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
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