Water damage restoration or water mitigation costs can vary greatly. The following are average costs by type of water damage:

  • Category 1 Clean Water: $3.75 per square foot
  • Category 2 Gray Water: $4.50 per square foot
  • Category 3 Black Water: $7.00 per square foot

There are a number of factors that go into calculating water mitigation costs. Temperature, humidity, type of materials impacted, length of time water stayed in place, and the possibility of mold cleanup can all impact cost. It is prudent to be cautious and check references when selecting a contractor to do water damage repair work. Talk to you adjuster about the best approach to take.