Hello and welcome to big foot restoration repair or Water Damage Denver friends. Today I’m going to talk about a water loss that we had done and kind of what happened and what we did, uh, to take care of our client, um, and uh, put them back to normal or on the path to, to the way it was before the water loss there. So, um, this particular client, um, had a Water Damage Denver frozen pipe that was going outside to the the water spicket. So when that happens, you never know, um, kind of these pipes are insulated or not. So unfortunately, uh, the cold winters of Colorado can do that to you. Sometimes it can freeze up and even inside buildings. And um, this one was not insulated very well. So, um, there was some water damaged Denver that occurred and she, um, had a pipe that frozen in expanded.

And then so, um, when that happens that these lines are under pressure. And so, um, if you can imagine just a align that’s under pressure breaking, uh, they’re forced to, that water comes out in, uh, quite a bit of volume there. And so this is what occurred. So it was, um, in a basement home that, uh, this, the live broke froze, um, frozen broke and then, um, the line or the water, I should say, um, just gushed through the drywall and flooded. Um, what it amount to was four rooms of about an inch of water, um, before it was found out and then the water was shut off at that time. So, um, anytime you have this amount of water damage, Denver occurring, uh, it can be very, um, severe damage or can cause some severe damage. So that’s what happened here. So when we got the call, um, we work with a particular contractor that went out and took a look at it and then we were able to get there shortly after, um, it was found and, and uh, the damage, uh, sometimes we can get there fast enough to where it doesn’t, uh, continue to cause severe damage.

And I feel we got to this one, um, at a reasonable amount of time to where the water doesn’t, um, wick up the dry wall and, and we have to do some, some cutting or anything like that. So that can happen if you’re not home in, in this occurs, um, water sits there and the drywall just absorbs it and it just continues to crawl up to the wall. They’re generally, you know, six to eight inches and, um, before you know it, and then the dry wall’s damaged and you have to do some, some stuff to, to take care of that. So this particular case, she didn’t have that. Um, so the water damage Denver did not do that. And so we were able to get to it, um, and a reasonable amount of time. So what we do at that particular case, as we, we pretty much just try and do an outline of where it started and where it ended and that’s our work zone.

So we will, uh, usually we can contain that area through plastic. We’ll put some containment. We want to isolate the temperature to where we can control that temperature, humidity, everything within this chamber of the effected area. So anytime you have a water damage Denver area, we will want to contain that area. And then we can control, like I said, temperature, humidity, relative humidity, um, in everything like that to give us the best course to dry everything out. So this one we, we found out, like I said, it went to four rooms, so we were able to, uh, find out where it ended. We put up a containment wall, we moved all the furniture, um, out. Um, this particular case, sometimes you can save the pad, but this one unfortunately was because of the water damage. Denver was so severe, we had to um, remove the pads.

So we you back, we extracted the carpet on top just to get as much moisture as we could out. We then pull the carpet back, extract the pad, and then we remove the pad into bags, um, trash bags and then you lay back the carpet. Um, so that step went through and moved all the furniture, extracted carpet, extracted pad, remove the pad, and then put the carpet back down. So, um, in this particular case, we can then set up our drying equipment. So like I said, we want to control the temperature and relative humidity, um, with our equipment and then we can test it within this chamber. And that gives you the fastest way of drying out uptick, color effected area. So anytime you, you have a water damage, the Denver area like that, um, if you can contain it, it is, uh, give you the best results for drying out.

So, so once this one was done, we um, put the carpet back down. We set up our drying equipment in. So the fans that we use are definitely the industries, um, top rated air movers. We want to move as much air as we possibly can. And so, um, anytime that there’s moisture in the wall, when you create enough velocity on the outside of that wall, it decreases the pressure on that wall so that the pressure inside the wall is greater. So what we’ll do when there’s greater pressure insight, it will want to move towards the less pressure. And so what that does then is when you have water damage Denver within side, that wall, that water will be pushed outside of that inside cavity there, thus helping you dry that wall out, um, as fast as possible. So the first key thing is to have the best equipment you possibly can have and big foot.

Um, restoration definitely carries, um, the best drying equipment out there. So each of these rooms we had, uh, two bedrooms, a hall, the bathroom in the living room that was affected, a bar area within the living room. So those are areas, um, each bedroom generally we’ll get between three and four air movers. Anytime you have a water damage, Denver, um, you’re going to have to put some air movers down. Um, generally you don’t need too many, but what you want to do is, is to create a good subtropical force of air within that room. So it’s truly like a wind tunnel inside these UMC position. These, like I said, next to a wall to create that, um, that high velocity, low pressure against the wall. But once we get these air movers going, um, you set them apart and you want them to go in one direction.

And so if you can picture just a circle around the room that will help get our, our airflow going really well, and then that will help dry things out. So, um, once you get the air flowing, this moisture then becomes airborne. And so we have to do something with this moisture. So then we, anytime we have a water damage, Denver, um, issue, we have to then set up some dehumidifiers. So with these dehumidifiers that’s going to pull within the air, it’s going to pull that moisture out of the air, turn it into water and pump that water out. Um, you know, it’s a Colorado, we’re very fortunate to be a dry state and these, um, still need dehumidifiers, but it, uh, it, our environment helps us tremendously dry things out in a timely manner. I mean, it’s always key to dry everything out as quickly as possible.

Um, and which is generally a three to four day period. And so, um, once we, um, get the fan’s going in each of these rooms, we generally can set, um, with this particular job we had set up to dehumidifiers kind of spread out within our working contained area there. Um, knowing that we’re going to create any, like I said, anytime we have that water damage Denver, we want to create our fans and our dehumidifiers. And then, um, so with these dehumidifiers, uh, like I said, we had two of them set up in that particular, uh, water loss. So we who’s doing dehumidifiers turn up air vapor into water, which is then pumped out. Um, and that is just done over a period of time. And so this particular one, we had a dry within three days. Um, so for, uh, you know, uh, as severe of this water damage, Denver job that we had three days was, was pretty impressive.

Now the carpet dries very quick within one day, but we did have moisture. Um, it did wick up the walls. We did not remove any base boards because we know that we could create enough velocity. We’ve got there fast enough to where, how we didn’t have to remove them and they did not a wick up to dry wall that much. So we know we could, um, with our techniques and our equipment, we know we could have, we could dry that out pretty quickly. So, um, this, uh, water damage, Denver job was completed in four days. Um, so what happens once we complete that, we do all the drawing there and everything. We just, we do our, we use different instruments to read the moisture. So we know we’re truly dry. Um, every water damage Denver job we do, we have to take readings and we know based on where we started in what the ideal elements are from relative humidity, the temperature, um, to a moisture content reading of where we need to be.

And so we, we base it on look, Phil, but also we have the instruments to tell us exactly what’s going on. So every water damage, Denver job, we do a, we will use these piece of equipment to, to solidify and reconfirm that everything is dry. So once this, uh, particular job was done, I’m drawing, everything was good. So the next step is to what we removed. We want to put back. So, and just in this case what we removed with the wet pad. So we find similar pad, same density thickness, um, but brand new. And so we go back in, we pull up the carpet a re-install and fortunately we are able to reinstall, um, carpet. Uh, we have all the tools necessary to do that as well. And so we reinstall the pad. Um, and then we reinstall the carpet, Tuck it in, get it nice and tight the way it should be, a power, stretch it in.

And, uh, everything is, is good to go there. And then the final step, certainly the, the water has been removed, but there are contaminants that can kind of get moved around, whether it’s coming through the wall, which this particular time it did. Uh, the main line that broke was, was it within the drywall. So, um, you know, you get some, some, so everything, once we, um, we installed the pad, we then clean the carpet. So, um, every water damage Denver job we do, we will more than likely cleaned the carpet once it’s been, um, re-installed. So we want it to look good, feel good, nice and soft and smelling good. So we will clean the carpet, wait for that to dry, which will be generally 24 hours to dry. And then all the furniture then can be removed, can be moved back into its location. So every water damage Denver job we do,

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More than likely we will then clean the carpet and then, um, get everything moved back to where it was prior to the loss. So that’s our main objective. Anytime we’re doing restoration work is to get things back to a pre loss condition. So how it looked before, whether it’s a fire or water damage, Denver job, we try and get it back to exactly the way it was before. Not not any better, not any worse, but exactly the way it was. So, um, now sometimes they’ll able to get more of their carpets cleaned or something like that, but, um, that is fine if we seem to walk upstairs and back downstairs, we want to make sure we take care of the stairs as well, or the path we took in and out of the house. So all that will get cleaned and we’ll make sure it, uh, it looks good when we leave. So that is one particular job we had done, um, from start to finish there. And, and they were very happy when we were done with Water Damage Denver. And so every water damage, Denver job we do, we ensure that we take these steps and we do it the right way. So if you ever need any assistance, you know, to give big foot restoration, a call and a, whether it’s a fire or water damage, Denver loss, we can take care of you. Thank you.