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Three Factors Determining Restoration Cost in Your Flood Damaged Fort Collins Home

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Three  Factors Determining Restoration Cost in Your Flood Damaged Fort Collins Home SERVPRO technicians removed the water and dried the affected area after a flood.

Understanding the Key Factors Affecting Restoration Costs

Among all the natural disasters that can damage Fort Collins homes, none are as unpredictable as floods-especially when it comes to damage. Unlike water damage where you may salvage several of your belongings, it is the opposite with floods. You may need to dispose of a few or all of your furniture, appliances, and carpeting. Also, the cost of repairing your home can run up to tens of thousands of dollars.

As a homeowner, it is essential to know the key factors affecting storm water restoration costs in Fort Collins. Here are three factors of which you should be aware.

Level of flood water

The level of flood water in your home plays a crucial factor in determining the restoration costs. Simply put, if more water has infiltrated your home, SERVPRO technicians take more time to remove it, which increases the cost of restoration. If the level of flood water in your home is low, it is far less costly.

Relative humidity

Relative humidity is the average amount of moisture in the air at a particular temperature. SERVPRO flood damage experts in Fort Collins know that relative humidity above 60% slows drying time. This has an impact on the time needed to dry your home completely.

Since the required level of RH is less than 40%, flood restoration experts use two methods. The first method is water extraction. Here we use advanced equipment to remove water from your home. Afterward, we use dehumidifiers and air movers to evaporate and dehumidify your home. Thanks to the use of dehumidifiers, we prevent mold growth in your home.


When it comes to flood damage restoration, ventilation is a crucial factor. As said earlier, the relative humidity in a room after floods is above 60%. To lower the level of humidity below 40%, we blow the humid air out. SERVPRO flood restoration technicians position air movers at strategic locations in your home. From time to time, the experts change the location of the air movers, which helps to fast-track drying and removal of humid air.

At SERVPRO of Fort Collins, we understand that you are in a predicament. To prevent further damage and save you thousands of dollars in repairs, call our 24/7 emergency line at (970) 493-6335. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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