Hello, welcome to big foot restoration repair or we’re going to go over a couple of jobs or a job that we have done there in the past and how we mitigated it. And, uh, we took care of the care of the client. This particular job was one that we didn’t know what was causing the leak. It was coming from a master bedroom upstairs. Um, thought it was a shower was kind of coming down between the closet area. So unfortunately this happened on the third floor, so it flooded the kitchen area as well as the basement. So, um, this was a new construction on this water damage Denver job and it, uh, nobody was there. So, um, it ran for a little bit and unfortunately caused some pretty severe damage there. Um, but we used a infrared camera on this water damage Denver job and uh, could see, uh, where it was actually starting from.
Um, so we knew exactly in the, in the closet, in the master bedroom closet, we could see a clear, clear sign that, uh, where the moisture was starting and we knew right where to cut and start. And most of the drywall had to be removed, um, below that anyway, but it gave us a good outline of what needed to be done on this water damage Denver job. So we opened up the wall there and we saw that it was actually a frozen pipe, which is weird on an inside interior wall, like that kind of a middle of a house. But, um, they did not have the heat going on this, so unfortunately that the pipe froze and, and cracked. So, um, they initially thought it may have been from the, the new shower that was put in, but that wasn’t the case. It was just merely a fact of the, the heat not being on and in this pipe froze and cracked when it, uh, when that thought out.
So that was the cause of this water damage Denver job. Um, but it’s, uh, like I said, it, it really affected three areas. Um, it ran down all of the master closet, carpet and drywall was effected right underneath that. And then it, uh, affected the kitchen living room area, um, on the main floor, which was the worst of it. Um, it, it did affect, there’s hardwood floors and then it went through that and went into a unfinished basement. So, um, quite a bit of construction or, or demo I should say, had to be done before then, you know, new construction etiquette done on this water damage Denver job. Um, so the first part is what we, we do is a, on this one it was um, drywall was hanging, so sometimes you can dry out the drywall and it would just be as strong as it was when it was dry.
Um, but this one was the ceiling was sagging. So we really had to um, take out quite a bit. And once again, we used our FLIR to do the outline of what was wet. We do also use a moisture reader, um, as well, uh, non-intrusive moisture rater. But, uh, with the infrared camera it really gives us a good outline and it’s, it’s, it’s fairly accurate. Um, but we always use a couple of tools to make sure, um, we can back up what we’re doing there and why we’re cutting so much out. So, um, on this one, we, uh, then removed all the carpet and pad in the closet, removed quite a bit of the drywall in the master as well. It, it did some damage on that. And then we did the ceiling underneath the hardwood floors. Um, they wanted us to make an attempt to dry those out. So that’s what we did. Uh, wasn’t real confident. Unfortunately, the drywall, I mean the hardwood, um, can get wet and it can be dried fine. Sometimes though you’ll get a cupping of the, the wood there. That’s what was going on with this particular, uh, water damage. Denver job.
It, uh, the wood was cupping, so we have some, some tools to try and combat that Matt’s place down. And so we were hoping that this would settle in, in sometimes the hardwood, it can take, uh, three, four weeks for it to truly settle down. Um, and then, you know, you can resend it to refinish or sometimes it will settle in. It will just, um, look just fine. And you couldn’t tell there was ever any water issue. But, um, being that this was a new house, um, I know they attempted to have it done, um, to try and have it dried out and they had their fingers crossed. But, um, doing this over 20 years, you kind of know what to expect and, but you never know how things are going to react quickly. So this house was, was already sold so they knew if it did settle down fairly rapidly that they were going to have to remove it. And so after, um, this particular job, um, water dump, water damage, Denver job took four days to totally go from start to finish. So we knew after that fourth day that it did settle down much and they were going to have to rip it up anyway. So that’s what they began when we were wrapping up.
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That’s what they were doing was, uh, they knew they had to pull out the hardwood and just relay it, some brand new hardwood with that. So, uh, which usually when you’re with a new home yet, you hope they do the right thing like that and they’d be on it with this particular builder. So it was good to see, but we made an attempt to try and to dry it out, but it just, it was a severe water loss. Was this anything minor or anything like that? So, um, it uh, it did end up getting demoed so and underneath that the ceiling was finished and unfinished basement. But so we had to cut, um, quite a bit of square footage with that as well. Once again, we used our FLIR on this water damage Denver job, um, know non-intrusive, uh, water moisture reader, uh, to get a kind of a layout of what needed to get done there.
So we went ahead and removed the dry wall as well in the or the ceiling drywall in the basement. So once all the demo was done, we are able to then set up drying equipment. So each floor kinda, you want to approach that on most of these water damage Denver jobs approach. It is just a separate entity. So, um, top floor, you know, to, to dry out the, to dry out everything. We needed a couple of air movers or drought, the sub floor as well as a dehumidifier. And pull that moisture out as well. So that one had a, those two things, uh, just two air movers in the DEU up there. Um, the main floor is where the bulk of it happened. I think we, um, when this water damage Denver job, we truly had about six air movers on that. So, um, you have some pointing at the ceiling to dry that out in some on the floor as well to try and make that attempt to dry out the hardwood.
So we had a that as well as a dehumidifier on that level. And then on the basement level we had um, three air movers at the ceiling and a dehumidifier to help pull that out as well. So we pull the moisture out on this water damage timber job. So we had all those, we come back each day, do readings. Um, on this particular one we’d do three separate readings. So on each each zone or each level of the water loss, you’re going to do it a different reading or take three separate readings as well as an unaffected area
rating as well as outside readings. So this just gives you a sense of, uh, you’re trying to get it to the unaffected area, trying to get them all relatively about the same. The basements can be slightly different, um, with an unfinished basement, but it’s still, it’s still ducted with heat. Um, uh, but they do have those turned off. So the temperature may be slightly different. But our main goal is to try and get that relative humidity down to a, a level that, uh, matches or as close to the unaffected area as well as always testing to make sure that the sub floor, the, the ceilings and the in the framing in there, um, as well as the, the wood itself, and make sure all that is as dry as possible and within the guidelines of what we’re trying to reach there. So this particular water damage, Denver job did take four days to dry it out.
Um, we did bump up the heat on this. Uh, we did not set up a containment, um, that the master, we closed doors, so it kind of had its own containment within that, that area there. So that helped. Um, the main floor, uh, was kind of a, a smaller area. Yeah. That was a, just didn’t need to be contained on that. And then the basement, um, with the framing there and with the, uh, the air movers we had going in there and didn’t necessarily need a containment either on that. Um, certainly containment does help increase the temperature quite a bit, but we were able to, to get the temperature in the ideal drying conditions, um, using the thermostat as well. So we’ll do that quite often is to, to play with the thermostat, um, get a little bit warmer in the initial parts of drying and then back it back down.
Um, it’s a strategy we use. It works very well. Um, it’s taught by, uh, most industry standards on the proper way of adjusting the temperature and keeping it in an ideal situation. So this particular water damage Demmer job, uh, took us four days now. We didn’t do any of that. The remodel, the home builder then came in and had his guys do the put back drywall and pain texture and everything like that. And then, like I said, get the wood floor out of there and put in a new one. So we’re done. Start to finish four days and very happy with that, uh, able to get after it, found out what the cause was. Sometimes they try and go after a trade if it was the trades fault, but this one was merely a not keeping the heat on. So they learned a difficult lesson on at least keeping it, you know, it’s 62, 63 degrees. So this one dropped, uh, quite a bit under that, in order for that to freeze and burst like that. So, uh, the builder, uh, now keeps heat on with everything, which is, which is good. And so if you need any other, uh, water mitigation, think about big foot restoration and repair. Thank you.