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Old 09-19-2019, 05:45 PM   #1
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Default Tearing out a flooded house cost?

What’s average cost hire someone to move all flooded stuff out and stop 4’ of Sheetrock on a 1200 square foot house?
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:50 PM   #2
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No help at all but prayers and a bump.
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:57 PM   #3
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What’s average cost hire someone to move all flooded stuff out and stop 4’ of Sheetrock on a 1200 square foot house?
Man, no help on price. Problem will likely be availability of hands in the short term. I would het to work on sheetrock and insulation yourself as quickly as possible. Bleach in a sprayer as well. Hate to hear. Best wishes. Went through the same with my parents x2. 4800 sq. ft. single story. Water in each room.
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:13 PM   #4
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Kurtis, not sure how it would work in your area, but many, many of the homes in our local area were cleared by volunteers from local area churches. That's the first place I'd contact... my local church, or churches in your area... We have teams ready right now at our church ready to go out into homes in Kingwood to start that process ...again!! We did almost 300 after Harvey just in Kingwood!! Soon as water goes down where I can get out of my area, I'll be headed in to join a crew that will be mudding out my daughter's house... AGAIN!! She flooded in April...
Good luck sir, and do your best to keep Weston out of that water!! ...some nasty stuff in flood waters.
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:37 PM   #5
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String line, razor knife and 4 or 5 guys can get that done by lunch time. Biggest deal is getting fans or dehumidifiers running. Id offer my help but cant till sunday

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Old 09-19-2019, 06:40 PM   #6
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I am pretty sure Kurtis did all the work during his Harvey flooding and he doesn't want the *** whipping again so he's trying to find out what it will cost him for somebody else to do it. That's what I gathered anyway from knowing he just went through this.
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:43 PM   #7
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Stand by for insurance rates increase...…….
I'm no help...……
sorry, man...……….
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:44 PM   #8
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I can send a fan or two if anyone needs one. Prayers for yall.
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:44 PM   #9
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Green screen work day?
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:14 PM   #10
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If it was my house I would salvage what I can go buy all the tools I needed and be at Home Depot by 6:30am with a $1000.00 bill in my hand for 5 guys. Take the, home and have them remove everything 4’ down. If the wife is going to try and pick through things as they are working it will just slow things down. Less than $1 a square foot.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:16 PM   #11
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Kurtis, not sure how it would work in your area, but many, many of the homes in our local area were cleared by volunteers from local area churches. That's the first place I'd contact... my local church, or churches in your area... We have teams ready right now at our church ready to go out into homes in Kingwood to start that process ...again!! We did almost 300 after Harvey just in Kingwood!! Soon as water goes down where I can get out of my area, I'll be headed in to join a crew that will be mudding out my daughter's house... AGAIN!! She flooded in April...
Good luck sir, and do your best to keep Weston out of that water!! ...some nasty stuff in flood waters.
This is correct. I’ve seen it many times. Good Luck Sir and prayers for you
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:54 PM   #12
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I am pretty sure Kurtis did all the work during his Harvey flooding and he doesn't want the *** whipping again so he's trying to find out what it will cost him for somebody else to do it. That's what I gathered anyway from knowing he just went through this.

I just talked to my son-in-law, and he told me "we ain't touching a thing"... I ain't got it in me to do it again... He's already called his insurance company and he has a crew that is supposed to start tomorrow... I'm sure that's what Kurtis is thinking too!! I will ask my SIL if he got a price and let you all know.
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:08 PM   #13
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Definitely be in contact with the churches. Like the guy above said, I don’t know how many houses we did but we ran out of houses to gut.
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:29 PM   #14
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From a Facebook post of an old friend (Maggie Flowers) of mine who lives in Nederland whose husband, Randy, does this:

Certified carpenter available for clearing, cleaning and repairing flooded homes, leaks in roofs and repairing other damages that may occur. Randall Flowers 409-728-5355.
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:30 PM   #15
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Kurdawg, check with local churches, some of them will be taking requests to tear out sheet rock. Get on their help list. Free labor. Our church did several hundred houses during Harvey. If you have a Church Family, they will help. The B-Air Blowers dry a wet floor and walls real quick. We used them today and they are awesome.

Brother my heart goes to you and your family.
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:40 PM   #16
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Samaritan’s Purse is a ministry based org that helps with that for another resource, free to homeowner
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:44 PM   #17
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Buddy had a water leak in the lake house that went unnoticed for a month.

He just paid $9K to have the first floor gutted, to 4’ up the walls.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:19 PM   #18
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Old 09-20-2019, 01:45 AM   #19
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I am pretty sure Kurtis did all the work during his Harvey flooding and he doesn't want the *** whipping again so he's trying to find out what it will cost him for somebody else to do it. That's what I gathered anyway from knowing he just went through this.
Your 95% right. Me and 3 buddies did it 2 years ago and they wouldn’t take any money. Tomorrow we will be doing it again but I’m going to pay them no matter what! I was just looking for a fair price so they wouldn’t agure with me lol.
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Old 09-20-2019, 03:51 AM   #20
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Pay them 20 per hr. That's what I payed my crews during Harvey.

+ dump fees and materials
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:19 AM   #21
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Your 95% right. Me and 3 buddies did it 2 years ago and they wouldn’t take any money. Tomorrow we will be doing it again but I’m going to pay them no matter what! I was just looking for a fair price so they wouldn’t agure with me lol.
Well now we have the full story. With that labor, good food and cold beer. Only a bad friend would try and pay more.
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:27 AM   #22
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Your 95% right. Me and 3 buddies did it 2 years ago and they wouldn’t take any money. Tomorrow we will be doing it again but I’m going to pay them no matter what! I was just looking for a fair price so they wouldn’t agure with me lol.
when I helped do a K9 guys house last year we saw one Sawzall get zapped when the operator hit a strand of romex. We all laughed while eating fried crappie and having a beer afterward

other than the house damage it was a good time really
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:43 AM   #23
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Your 95% right. Me and 3 buddies did it 2 years ago and they wouldn’t take any money. Tomorrow we will be doing it again but I’m going to pay them no matter what! I was just looking for a fair price so they wouldn’t agure with me lol.
I bet they still won't take your money, I wouldn't and won't from others I help. You could always make a donation in their name to an organization that is helping other in your area.
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:03 AM   #24
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Friends won't take your money but you can organize a thank you bash afterwards. Maybe a BBQ or a fishing trip or whatever.

Follow up thought...if they won't let you pay them, then pay for their deer processing or something along those lines.

.....and God Bless America.
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:53 AM   #25
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I found a local guy that took all the sheet rock off the walls and ceiling for $500 and he even hauled it away.
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:56 AM   #26
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If you are going to pay going rate to your friends why would mess it? Just pay going rate to contractor and yall go play a round of golf.
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:07 AM   #27
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Leave the razor in the toolbox.

Pull the tape loose.

Going rate is about 1.25 a foot
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:23 AM   #28
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I went through this twice in Katy on 1200 sq ft. The first time I hired one of the mitigation contractors and paid around $10,000 for tear out dehumidifiers and spraying the mold bs. The second time we got help from a number of volunteers including Christian Brothers Automotive and only paid a mitigation company to dehumidify and spray the mold bs. IIRC the cost of the dehumidifiers was around $3500 for 5 days. The mitigation companies will insist on tearing out EVERYTHING which on the second experience we found it not necessary to destroy the cabinets if they are wood and the plywood has not delaminated. We broke out the backs of the cabinets an removed the doors to dry out. MDF or particle board can’t be saved. Drill some 1” or larger holes in the kick boards of the cabinets to dry under them. Get chlorine bleach applied ASAP. The mold bs the contractors use is Sporocidin. Smells like a hospital and cost about $30/gallon online. No license required.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:30 AM   #29
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We did everything ourselves after Harvey with the help of friends and family. I even did all of the dry out and mold remediation stuff myself. I have two dehumidifiers I can loan you. Shoot me a PM if you have any questions.
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