I just got paid for a 1200 sq ft water extraction/restoration that I did on Oct 2, 2008. The Blue book on this job was around $6500.00 and I settled with the insurance company for $5765.00. It took until today (nov 10th) to get the check, but you made 800.00 and I profited about $5000.00
Remember, if you just extract the water off the carpet, all the water is not gone. Did you take relative humidity readings, wall and floor moisture readings, temperature readings ( all inside and outside)?
Did you calculate the cubic feet of the area?
I placed 10 air blowers and 2 dehumidifiers in the office i did, for 3 days.
We also extracted the water, then injected/sprayed MicroBan CCS, and re-extracted that. Putting down an antimicrobial is important and it makes you all that much more money. I suggest you get a contractors blue book and look at the carpet cleaning / water restoration prices for your area.
ServPro quoted my customer about $4900.00 if he was paying in advance, and almost $12,000.00 if it was to be filled on insurance.
If you are going to do restoration, you better have insurance to cover your ass if something goes wrong, and you better have some formal
training and a certification of some kind ie: IICRC.
Hope this helps you see that although you made 800.00 & you are probably thinking that was OK, wouldn't you feel better with $5,000.00 in your pocket? If you want to be a professional, get professional training, have professional certifications, and charge like a professional. You Deserve it!