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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Replacing Items After Water Damage is Cost Effective

6/5/2023 (Permalink)

flooded home Opting for restoration over replacement is generally more environmentally friendly.

Restoring items damaged by water is often preferred over replacing them for several reasons:

  • Cost-effectiveness: Restoring water-damaged items can be more cost-effective than replacing them entirely. Restoration methods such as drying, cleaning, and repairs are generally less expensive than purchasing new items.
  • Sentimental value: Some items may hold significant sentimental value, such as family heirlooms, photographs, or personal belongings with emotional attachments. Restoration allows for the preservation of these cherished items, maintaining their sentimental value.
  • Environmental impact: Opting for restoration over replacement is generally more environmentally friendly. By salvaging and repairing items, it reduces the demand for new products and minimizes the amount of waste that would end up in landfills.
  • Time-saving: Restoration can often be a quicker process than searching for and purchasing replacements. This is especially true for unique or hard-to-find items that may require significant effort to replace.
  • Insurance considerations: If you have insurance coverage for water damage, restoration costs are often covered to a certain extent. Replacing items may require additional out-of-pocket expenses that might not be fully covered.

However, it's important to note that not all items can be restored after water damage. Some items may be too severely damaged, or the cost of restoration may exceed the value of the item. In such cases, replacement may be the more practical option. It's advisable to consult with professionals specializing in water damage restoration to assess the extent of the damage and determine the best course of action for each specific situation. SERVPRO of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties are your local fire and water restoration professionals that are Here to Help 24/7! For immediate assistance, call (330) 392-6355 or visit our Website to learn more!

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