Hello and welcome to big foot restoration repair. We’ll talk about a recent to water damage Denver jobs we’ve done in the previous weeks and how we mitigated things. Um, this particular job we had done a couple of weeks ago was that a church, um, they had some plumbing services done, uh, to repair a, uh, a pipe behind a toilet. And sometimes on these plumbing jobs, um, a technician may not be able to get a good seal on things and, and um, over time that can break free or cause a leak. And that’s what happened here. So this was a, uh, a pressurized line, unfortunately. Um, so when those fail, that the pressure of that water, um, could do some damage. So sometimes you deal with a sewage line and that just leaks as the toilet or, um, is being used. But these pressurized lines that create, that are, that bring in the, the fresh water. Once those break, you can deal with quite a bit of water damage. And that’s what we had here. Wasn’t horrible, but certainly any type of water damage, Debra job, um, that we do is an inconvenient to a client. And so
they want it to certainly taken care of as soon as possible and it’s just an inconvenience for everybody involved. So this particular one, we got a call came out. Um, it was on a, uh, second floor bathroom that was affected. The wall was pretty wet, so we could kind of really see, uh, the drywall actually hadn’t even been repaired from when the plumber did his work. So it was only a few days ago. Um, and that this line failed and so we could clearly see it. They had a shut off the water by the time we had gotten there. So it was a second floor bathroom was pretty well affected. It was a tile floor.
Usually the main floor of where it occurs is in his bed as damage. It’s everything underneath. And that’s what we on this water damage. Never job we had to deal with was everything underneath that second floor bathroom. So we went down underneath, um, ceiling damage, um, wall damage was, was done underneath. This was a kitchen area and a storage area. So both these areas had um, um, pretty severe damage to their dry wall and the ceiling there. And so we had to make a few cuts and open it up there. I mean you want to be being, it was a kitchen area that’s used often. We had two on this water damage, Denver job. We had to set up a containment, a seal things off and try and confine everything with that containment works in a couple of reasons. It’s on this water damage, never job number one was to keep everything out of the area of food preparation was our main reason.
But also when you do a containment, you are exactly doing that containing um, the job that the area that’s affected. This then creates, um, temperatures to increase on these contained areas. So, um, with most things, the warmer it gets, you know, it drives a little bit faster and then the preparation occurs quickly. So on this water damage Denver job, what we did was instead of a containment underneath, um, opened up a ceiling and then that exposed the floor in the bathroom up above. So this water damage Debra job, we were able to expose that floor. Sometimes you do have to remove the tile just because you just, there’s no way of drying it properly from underneath. But this one we being done, we opened it up, we had clear access to the underside of that tile and we knew with our dehumidifiers, air movement and containment, which would then create some heat.
We would dry dry that tile out quite rapidly and safely. So this water damaged ever job. We had, um, set some air movement and a dehumidifier in the main bathroom there, there was some drywall, uh, that was somewhat still damaged, but not enough to where we needed to to remove it. Um, we knew some drywall. It’s uh, once you get it dry, it’s just as strong as what it was when it was new. So we went ahead and went with that, did some cutting out just that much. Um, I knew we could get, uh, get things dried out. So we had a dehumidifier and an air mover on this water damage Denver job in the main bathroom underneath. We went ahead and placed another dehumidifier, um, being that it was quite severe, uh, quite a large area in underneath there in the kitchen and storage areas.
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So we set, uh, some fans down there, I believe three or four air movers and then a dehumidifier and set up a containment. Uh, did our readings, kind of gave us base of where we’re starting at now. We kind of know where we want to go. We take a reading, not only in the effected area, we go to the unaffected area as well, uh, within the church there. And then we’d go outside and do a reading outside. So we had done, uh, on this water damage Denver job, we had done three readings, uh, like we generally do on every job and then we’d let the equipment, um, start doing its thing. We didn’t have any carpet, anything like that affected. So that was a tile to linoleum floor. So this linoleum was on concrete, which would dry just fine for us as well. So we went ahead and, uh, set up the equipment, um, did our readings, made sure everything was in good, good shape, and then we’d come back each day. So, um, but this one we didn’t get as aggressive initially. We were hoping, um, it was kind of a drywall plaster combination on walls. And so we on this water damage Deborah job, uh, we wanted to see that, see what progress we were going to do after day one and day two. Um, without getting too aggressive. That’s what we do with at big foot restoration is um, let the equipment work for us, not getting too destructive and tearing out walls and ceilings if it doesn’t need to be. So we knew that, uh,
if our readings didn’t change drastically after day two, we would then have to cut into this drywall and did a plastered wall and then that would, uh, help dry things out if need be. So, uh, go back day day two things are progressing very well on this water damage, timber job and um, still wet to along some walls along the plaster. So, um, we felt like if it didn’t make anything on day from day two to three that we would then have to cut in two days and get some air flowing in there that sometimes the framings will block off sides of walls and stuff like that to where you just can’t get air in there, that you do have to do some cutting. Um, and so, uh, we were prepared to do that coming back the next day if things hadn’t improved drastically for this particular wall.
So came back day three, um, everything’s drying the bathroom, almost dry all the tile. So on this water damage, never job. We had great success, um, opening that a ceiling and then fortunately having the exposed, um, underside or flooring, so that dry it out very well for us. Uh, the ceiling that wasn’t, uh, it was somewhat damp, uh, dried out just fine. Um, but the wall just wasn’t making our progress that we had hoped for. So we made the decision to open that up. We removed all the drywall and plaster that was effected. Um, and then they would just have to, you know, get it repaired it. Um, but we knew we were hoping it would be able to dry it out, but this framing just was designed in a way or frame that we just could not get air into that area as well.
And the dehumidifiers certainly put moisture, but plaster is, is a type of material, um, on a lot of water damage, never jobs that make it difficult for moisture to pass through. And so, um, we didn’t have, uh, we, like I said, we don’t want to get too destructive. So, um, but on this one we did have to remove about a quarter of the wall, um, from the ceiling down in order to get everything dried out or everything removed. So there was some framing once we removed that, there was some framing that still showed signs of moisture, um, who was reading that it was wet. So we knew we had to leave a dehumidifier in there. Uh, just the air mover that we had in there, um, to help get some airflow in there. Any type of air flow will help increase the dehumidifying process. So we did that, um, and did the readings once again at our effected area, unaffected area and outside.
So this water damage, the Denver job would take two more days to completely dry out. We had, uh, then a total of four days of drying everything out. Um, the plumbing company came back and repaired that, uh, the pipe that was broke obviously got that nice and sealed there properly and, uh, everything was dried out. So we, um, felt real good with that. Containment helped, kept kinda heated up everything. Keep that temperature there instead of it. The equipment is what creates that temperature. So, uh, the energy with within that equipment, uh, creates heat. And when it’s confined like that with the containment on all of our water damage, the Denver jobs, um, you know, increase that temperature, um, about five to eight degrees more so than outside of that containment, sometimes even greater than that. And so that’s a, a benefit of, of creating a containment.
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um, increase that temperature and, and get the drying time done in a reasonable amount of time. Um, so this one start to finish was four days. We moved the equipment, they were bringing in another contractor to do the repairs, which is fine. We have the, uh, contacts and ability to do something like that. But you know, we don’t, if they want to have somebody they’re comfortable with or that they know, then that’s fine. We can, we understand that as well. So this is water damage. Denver job four days. I’m very happy clients left a great review for us and uh, everybody was happy at a reasonable amount of time there. And um, certainly if there’s plumbing companies that have errors, like that would be more than happy to take care of it at a reasonable price. Um, usually they get the bill on something like that.
But, um, so we keep that in mind as well. So, whether it’s insurance company paying us homeowner or a third party company, you know, we always keep that in mind that we want to do things properly, uh, but within the a reasonable amount of amount of, uh, dollar job number we’re able to do. And so, uh, keeps everybody happy and then the job gets done properly. We do have competitors that get quite aggressive and, and would have tear down walls and ceilings and flooring and ripped out the tile floor and stuff like that when, when it doesn’t need to be. But, um, we work a little bit differently than that. So most of our water damage Denver jobs,
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dad in mind as we’re doing things. And I would say number one is safety and drying things out. Um, but there’s many ways of doing things and with the equipment we have now in technology, there’s really no need to get too aggressive with things. So anytime you need a, uh, if you have a water damage, Denver issue, keep big foot restoration in mind.