Neat. How water damage Denver friends. What’s a, how would doing what it do. However you’re listening, it’s good to be with you for a big foot restoration podcast of gold.
we don’t often talk about some of the intricacies of, of the jobs that were called out to do some of the kind of ancillary things that are a part of each job, whether it’s fire damage or whole job or water damage number. There’s some standardized process that happens on just about every job. And we’re going to talk about one of those little intricacies today, which is containment, big word, three syllables containment. So containment kinda on its basic level is just a way of isolating a certain area of a property to achieve a greater result depending on what you’re doing. So put it in perspective here. Um, low job and I think I podcast it on this specific job that we actually aren’t going to be doing and I have to look back in our archives to see if I spoke on this subject because I didn’t want to do it twice.
But, uh, if I haven’t, I will. Um, mold job in general. Um, though when you find an area, let’s just say in a [inaudible] basement that’s had a water damage, Denver leak and it’s not been addressed and there’s mold, one of the first things of course that’s done is testing. And so an environmental specialist comes in, take samples, and if, if they can give us definitive information that tells us, okay, the molds down in the laundry room and the adjoining bedroom and that’s where we need to mitigate and that’s where we need to do our work. Then immediately we contain that area. We contain those areas off. We don’t want any mold spreading. We’re going to be doing work in those areas. We’re going to be going in and putting on our personal protective equipment right before we enter that area. And we’re also going to be taking it off.
It’s called donning and doffing your personal protective equipment as you enter and exit the Chamber of isolation. And actually most jobs, there’s actually an exit chamber. So there’s two, there’s a containment to contain off the area, but then a secondary containment for you to, uh, process yourself as you go in and then come back out. And depending on what you’re working on, there may even be a little shower in that second secondary containment. Just completely rid yourself of any contaminants. So in a case like that, you know, especially if there’s this Bestus or something like that, which we don’t deal with a lot right now, but, um, it’s something, it’s, that is something where containment is incredibly crucial. It better be super tight. Um, very well put up to make sure that everything stays in that area stays and likewise on the outside. Um, nothing’s affected.
So, um, there’s one little example and we’ll circle back and talk a little bit more about this, but, um, you know, Ooh, water damage, Denver, um, leak that is, let’s just say in a kitchen, then does some damage down below. And we are called in to kind of give the property owner an idea of what, what the damage is, kind of what the moisture content is, what they’re looking at. And some of the tools that we use will very clearly, I mean you, a lot of times you can visually see what’s wet. You can feel, you know what, what’s probably affected, but these instrumental give us a pretty clear indication of, okay, you know, we’re super wet here. Here’s a material that might not seem what on the surface, but in fact it is here. Look at this meter and containment can be incredibly beneficial in those scenarios too because if we’re able to set up equipment to dehumidify those areas, it can be really, really helpful if we can contain off those areas and just have those dehumidifiers concentrate on that specific area.
So if you have just say a really wide open basement, thousand square foot basement, but a the leak, the water damage, Denver has only affected say a hundred to 150 square feet of your thousand foot basement. Well you can go down and plop in a couple of dehumidifiers in the basement that those are those pieces of equipment that are going to try to dehumidify the entire space down there. They’re going to be pulling moisture from error from the entire room, you know, from anywhere that’s their job. But if you put up containment for those two religious work on a hundred square feet or 150 square feet, then it, it obviously accomplishes the exact task that you want it to. It allows those machines to focus on just those areas. So water damage, Denver Mold, those are two real options. Yes. Um, needs for putting up containment and when, maybe I should explain a little bit better.
When I say containment. Um, it can be just about any type of plastic, depending on the type of job you’re working on when you’re dealing with mold and airborne issues, you have a specific mill of plastics, so stronger, heavier, thicker mill that you put up and you put it up again very, very thoroughly. Uh, different types of tape use, different types of supports. Sometimes a makeshift walls are kind of built with two by four framing to hold the plastic ups so that absolutely nothing comes out or can get in. Um, again, it just kinda depends on the, the project. So to compare, um, containment can be used for other little odd, more kind of oddities. And we do do these things quite often as well. Um, quite often we work with general contractors and it might not necessarily be a water damage Denver job or a, a loss per se, but perhaps they’re needing to work on a certain area of a house to do some construction or oftentimes, um, in an unfinished basement, if there’s something going on with foundation, they need to cut out some concrete in the basement.
Well, they don’t want that concrete dust flying all over the house because it makes an incredible mess. And they will call big foot restoration to not come out and do a water damage. Denver water damage, never job. But they will say, hey, we’ve got this project, we’re going to be cutting concrete. We need you guys to put up, you know, a containment or double containment so that we can cut the concrete out of this floor in this brand new house. And we want all the concrete dust and all that, all the mess to stay isolated. Right? Wet within, we’re working. So when we’re done with it, we can clean up that 50 square feet, 75 square feet as opposed to having to basically clean the entire house deep clean. Okay. Um, another example would be something where I, I believe we were called out this week to go put up containment on an apartment building where an automobile had driven through the front of the building.
Not a good day for probably multiple people there, but, uh, you can’t just leave a gaping hole in the front of a building if somebody decides to park their vehicle in our living room. So, um, temporary kind of wall or just barrier for, you know, people not deal, just walk right in. I, you know, to to wherever it is, I’m not sure if it was residential or commercial, but obviously in a case like that, um, you know, repairs would be asap. People would be getting out there to do the work immediately. But B, you know, in, in that transition, there needs to be something put up to keep people out, keep heat or cool in. So that’s another area for containment. There’s also other kind of things, but they all center around just, you know, if somebody is doing any sort of cutting drywall, and again I’ll use the name of the game with each containment is just to keep what you want in and keep everything else out.
That’s all it really boils down to. And again, just depending on the type of the project or the seriousness of what you’re dealing with, there’s other factors that come into play. Water damaged, Denver jobs, mold jobs as best as related things. Anything airborne, uh, that you don’t want floating around. It’s good to put up containment. And we do that and we do it well. Um, we’ve got one of the best guys I’ve ever seen put containment up and is so fast and efficient and does such a great job and really reinforces things so that the, these walls stay up even with workers going in and out. And the access can be put in a number of different ways, the way a lot of people do doors or other types of doors, just depending again on the situation. But there’s a little intricacy of what we do on more jobs and not, it’s, it’s a good thing.
It’s a necessary thing. It, it, uh, it’s just one of those things that you do and it takes you a little bit of time and it saves a whole lot, um, of time and money because you’re able to concentrate on that certain area and you’re not allowing, you know, everything you’re working on to just go all over the place. Su, that will do it for today. Thank you for your attention. It’s been a pleasure to be with you. If you have any needs, smoke, fire, water damage, Denver Mold, anything that we can assist on with respect to containment. Seven two zero five, seven five three six, six eight is our telephone number. We look forward to hearing from you. Stay safe, stay dry, stay healthy, talk to you soon.