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Fire Damage Restoration Costs: Common Faqs

A fire can be devastating to your home, even if it was a rather small and controlled blaze. Thankfully, fire damage restoration companies can help you get things back to where they once were. Here is a look at some of the questions regarding the costs of these services. 

How much does fire damage restoration cost?

Fire damage restoration can be a very broad project, and every location can have a different level of damage. Therefore, tacking down an exact price can be a difficult thing to do because there are so many factors that affect the price. For example, some homes may have smoke damage that spread through multiple rooms, while another home may have smoke damage contained to only one room. According to ImproveNet, the median price paid for fire damage restoration is 6,284, but costs can climb as high as $50,000 for the most extensively damaged homes. 

What factors will affect how much it costs for fire damage restoration?

Before the project begins with any particular company, you will likely get an estimate that gives you an overall price estimate and a list of the factors that are used to determine that price. Some of the most common factors you will see affect your cost estimate include: 

  • The size of the space that has to be restored
  • How much waste is expected to result from the project 
  • If water from fire remediation efforts has to be removed 

How far you live from the company doing the work may also be something that affects the overall price. 

How can you save money on fire damage restoration costs?

There may be a few things you can do on your own to keep the costs of restoration a little lower than usual, but this will always depend on the company that you are working with. For example, you may be able to save a little money on the cost by handling certain things on your own, such as: 

  • Getting rid of smoke-damaged and fire-damaged furniture on your own 
  • Arranging for a dumpster on your own and having it at your home ready to be filled 
  • Removing fire damaged drywall sections on your own 

Many fire damage restoration professionals charge by how much time the project takes. Therefore, every little thing you can do on your own that will save them time on the project can help bring your costs down in the end.