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Framingham, MA -How Much Does It Cost to Repair Water Damage?

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How Much Does It Cost to Repair Water Damage?

The costs associated with water damage can be complex, often involving multiple layers.  For example, the water damage cost of a leak involves not only fixing the leaky pipe, but also the work to remove and or dry any materials that got wet. For example, if a pipe leaks behind the wall in the bathroom, the wall will need to be opened to fix the pipe. If drywall or insulation is wet, it will need to be removed and discarded. The amount of moisture in the framing will need to be assessed and dried in order to help prevent mold growth. If the leak has been undetected for some time, the chance of mold is pretty high, which significantly impacts the cost.

Once the pipe has been fixed by a licensed plumber and the wet material removed or dried to the normal moisture content range, the drywall will need to be replaced. It is often difficult to match the paint on new drywall so the bathroom may need to be completely repainted in order to match.

On the other hand, if an unfinished basement floods, costs rise because any items in the basement will need to be moved and possibly cleaned or dried. Any standing water will be extracted, and the area will need to be dried.

Water damage restoration costs will depend upon a number of factors, including the type and extent of damage, and the area of house or business that requires restoration and repairs. Furthermore, factors such as your area of residence, and the labor and material costs in that area will also influence the damage reparation costs to some extent.  That said, it is the type of water damage that is the single largest determinant of water damage repair costs.

Different Types of Water Damage

There are broadly three categories of water damage. Each will cost you differently when it comes to damage repair and restoration.

  • Clean Water damage is when the water involved comes from a clean source such as coming in through rain or from a water pipe. If, however, the water comes in contact with carpet, and pets are in the home or office, the water is automatically considered contaminated and Black Water.
  • Gray Water damage can be caused by water that is slightly used, such as that from a washing machine. It may have soaps, germs, or chemicals that would require treatment during cleanup.
  • Black Water damage is caused by water coming from a contaminated source such as sewer pipes that contain hazardous bacteria and other substances. If “Clean Water” has been present for 72 hours or more, the water likely has bacterial or fungal growth and is considered “Black Water.” The damage restoration costs will be the highest due to the extensive infection control practices and equipment that must be used.

All in all, water damage restoration can cost you differently depending on a number of factors involved. For personal safety and building safety, water damage restoration is best left to professionals like Service Team of Professionals (STOP).

STOP Metrowest is an IICRC Certified Firm – safe, quality, and compassionate service is our priority! We provide 24/7 emergency water extraction and restoration of any water damage related issues in Framingham MA or other Metrowest MA communities like Sudbury MA, Holliston MA, and Westborough MA. Call Service Team of Professionals (STOP MetroWest 508-753-3780).

Framingham, MA – Signs You Need Water Damage Repairs | Home Restoration News

Has your house been affected by water damage?

Water damage is a very serious issue despite its inoffensive name. Water damage can be a cause of concern for your house, property, furniture, and belongings. Water increases humidity around affected areas. This makes the affected areas more susceptible to rot, fungus, disease, algae, mold, and other growths. You should not delay treatment for water damage in your home since it can become very dangerous. The value of your property will also be affected from water damage.

If you spot the following signs in your house, then it is time for water damage restoration. Keep a mindful eye for these signs, especially around rainy periods.

Wet Walls

Walls WetWet walls are an obvious sign that water has leaked into your walls from somewhere. The source of the leaks needs to be identified. Most commonly, a broken roof or a leaking pipe are the culprits. Wet walls will show the signs near the bottom of the wall where water goes down. This is often referred to as the problem of seepage. There are other tell tale signs of this issue as well. The paint will begin to chip and crack as it becomes bloated from the water. Wallpapers may start to peel and come off as the water removes the wall adhesive.

Increased Humidity

If any room in your house feels more humid then water damage is the likely cause. Water damage increases the overall humidity in a room because of the water present. This gives the affected room a sticky and clammy feel. You might also feel something off in the smell and air of the room.

Mold

If you spot mold then this indicates the problem has become very severe. Mold growth means water damage was persisting since a long time and neglected. Water inundation in walls creates the perfect conditions for mold to grow. The problem with this is that mold may not even be apparent. It is oftentimes found in dark and damp places which don’t receive much attention. Moreover, it can also grow behind walls behind the paint and wallpaper.

You will feel an annoying feel in the back of your throat and stuffiness in a room affected with mold.

Pooling Water

Water pooling around inside your house without any discernible source means water damage is the likely reason. Water can pool in the corners of a room or alongside the walls.

Dripping Ceiling

If your roof is dripping then it obviously means you water damage restoration work is needed. Dripping ceilings often happen in rains and storms. The water manages to find a way inside your house from a crack or gap in the roof. It collects and begins to drip down through the ceiling. You should be quick to get such an opening patched up since it can cause massive damage.

Inadequate Heating/Cooling

Increased water levels will also impact the efficient working of your AC system. Increased humidity makes it harder for temperature control to be achieved.

Conclusion

Contact Service Team of Professionals (STOP) for any water damage restoration. Our team is experienced in restoration and repair services for water damage.

Visit our website for more information.

 

Framingham, MA – Common Water Leak and Damage Locations | Home Restoration News

Water leaks occur more often than you think.

Detecting leaks is very hard. This is because some of them are quite evident, while others are not. Water leaks can cause severe damage, especially if they are in sneaky locations and are left untreated for several days or weeks.

Finding water leaks is one of the most daunting yet important tasks for homeowners. If the leak is left untreated, it could turn into an ugly and costly problem.

The following are some common water leak and damage locations that you can trace before calling home restoration services. Keep these locations in mind so that you can solve the problem as soon as possible and avoid all damages.a

Toilets

Toilets are the most common source of a water leak. If a toilet clogs or its valve becomes loose, it may leak. If the water tank overflows, the leakage can become extremely messy. The water can seep into the floor seal and cause floor damage as well. Toilet leaks are messy, smelly, and difficult to cleanup.

Faucets

Kitchen and bathroom faucets may also leak. The leakage can either be at the valve of the faucet, causing continuous water dripping, or in the pipes. These small droplets can have a huge impact on your water bill. It can form puddles, floor, or sink damage such as rust or mold. If left untreated, the faucets can become major, costly problems.

Hot Water Heaters

Hot Water Heaters

Hot water tanks or heaters are also common culprits of water leaks. About 70% of all leaks take place due to water heater failures. The leak can be found in the pipes or underneath the tank. The signs are a dripping sound and low pressure of water. If the water leakage is left untreated, it could result in major plumbing disasters and damage the water tank and heating system.

Appliances

Many appliances around the house use a constant supply of water such as a refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner, washing machine, etc. The pipes of these appliances can leak. Sometimes the water leak is within the appliance, which is often unnoticeable, and may result in damage to the appliance as well as the wall or floor.

Main Waterlines

Main water supply lines may often cause leakage due to overflow, temperature, or decomposing pipes. These pipes are mainly situated on the outside or underground, but the leak may cause damage around the property or even a sewer backup, which can be stinky, costly, and hazardous.

Water leaks and damages are often unavoidable and you may experience them every now and then. The trick is to address them promptly and professionally. If you live in Framingham, MA, STOP Restoration Services are the best option for you. We provide all kinds of services to deal with water leaks and damage.

Visit our website to find more.

 

 

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BIO: Teresa and Mark commit to providing a positive experience for home and business owners in the Boston Metrowest communities during critical and unfortunate property damage events. They are dedicated to excellence in customer experience, quality and safety, and efficient processes. Caring for people in vulnerable and critical situations while focusing on customer and employee safety are both inherent qualities at Service Team of Professionals – Metrowest. Teresa, a US Air Force veteran, has been a registered nurse for over 20 years with a passion for helping others and upholding best practices in safety, quality, and infection prevention and control. Some of her most meaningful roles include caring for people with mental illness, serving as a forensic nurse death investigator with the medical examiner’s office, and overseeing operations as a healthcare leader. Mark has owned and operated a successful property investment business for over 10 years involving restoring homes for rent or sale. He has also worked in renowned worldwide service industries and has been recognized for leadership, safety, efficiency, and customer service.

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BIO: Teresa and Mark commit to providing a positive experience for home and business owners in the Boston Metrowest communities during critical and unfortunate property damage events. They are dedicated to excellence in customer experience, quality and safety, and efficient processes. Caring for people in vulnerable and critical situations while focusing on customer and employee safety are both inherent qualities at Service Team of Professionals – Metrowest. Teresa, a US Air Force veteran, has been a registered nurse for over 20 years with a passion for helping others and upholding best practices in safety, quality, and infection prevention and control. Some of her most meaningful roles include caring for people with mental illness, serving as a forensic nurse death investigator with the medical examiner’s office, and overseeing operations as a healthcare leader. Mark has owned and operated a successful property investment business for over 10 years involving restoring homes for rent or sale. He has also worked in renowned worldwide service industries and has been recognized for leadership, safety, efficiency, and customer service.