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Does anyone know a proper line item for Staircase removal?

Vizip

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Hi Guys,

I'm currently trying to estimate a property which contains water damage and took place in an old rotten basement. The customer told me he wants a quote on removing the staircase in his basement. The staircase is completely wooden and extends to about 17 feet. Does anyone know if there is a line item for this removal? Honestly looks like a homemade staircase.

Anything helps.
 

Vizip

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Btw, forgot to mention that I'm requesting line items for Xactimate.
 

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I'm not so sure but I would assume you can just throw it in the hardwood line.
 
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You have to break it down by the staircase component for example tread, risers, and so forth. Then use the action remove. You could always go T/M too, but Xactimate is only suggesting $37 an hour for stair labor. Then you have the disposal and so forth.

If your not the one installing new stairs make sure you cover your butt, post signs, have a customer sign off, maybe use caution tape, etc. Customer will obviously know you removed the stairs, but what if someone visits?

I tore out a partial staircase once and got it covered. The lower basement walls completely encased the staircase, so I argued that I needed to pull enough treads and risers to gain access to inspect and apply disinfectant in the stair cavity. It went up above the adjuster but did get covered.
 
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