Is there a price chart for Water extraction?

crash1big

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Well I don't know pricing either :p I just go by whatever Xactimate tells me and that varies by region. There are different charges if its carpet or if its bare floor. My recent water job was .20/sq foot for extraction on concrete floor. I don't have Xactimate and don't really need it until much later. I just submit a work form into 911 and they build me an invoice for me. Pretty nice.
They charge extra for that Will?
 

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My call came in at 11:30 PM. Any calls after 5 or 6 pm (can't remember) are after hour emergency service calls and bill higheron Xactimate. My after hours call was billed $164 just to show up.
 

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Weight assisted-- .89/ft
" " After Hrs--- $1.43/ft
Basic extraction (Carpet) .50/ft
" " After Hrs---.80/ft


Hope this helps
 

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You dont have to have xactimate.just a friend to print you a price list.really? You do wat er damage?
 

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When I do work for the restoration company's in my area I charge $100/hour from the second I leave the house and the clock runs till I get back home.
 
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Mark Napier

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This may be wrong but I go with $65 call out plus $90 a hour for category 1 extraction. If I'm only there 20 minutes they are still charged for a hour. So minimal charge would be $155.
I like the idea of that $65 call out charge! Might have to start doing that.
 

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I like the idea of that $65 call out charge! Might have to start doing that.
Remember, your time is valuable. You have a family and a life as well. It costs to divert your attention to a total stranger. In addition if its during normal business hours and you have to rearrange your existing schedule then you need to be compensated
 

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To me it also depends on what needs to be moved off carpet. I always get over $1.25 /sf on water extraction. $250 minimum Not counting pad removal. Guys get .50 for just cleaning. Pad removal can be quick but its hard labor. $2 a yard is a bargain. But its ok if extraction is paid for. My customers usually want a upfront estimate. So I usually just figure a price per square foot to dry and treat. minus any sheet rock work. I will pop holes and treat walls. Let air in there till they tear it out or whatever they want to do. I am usually not involved in that.
Here's a good one for you. I bid an entire dry down on 30k sf of carpet on my business card. I got a nod from the adjuster ,and I started. LOL. All I showed him was price per square foot. His look was Priceless. He never seen such a simple quote. But the customer wanted me. And I already had started. He had measured and he knew I did. I said all inclusive till dry and safe.