So water damage Denver, number of friends, super duper duper happy to spend a few minutes this morning with a quick tidbit of podcast gold. Gonna throw out something that I thought was pretty well known, but I guess it’s not, and maybe I’ll spend even more than one podcast explaining why this particular water damage Denver subject is so important for a number of different reasons. And that is the legality first and foremost. Maybe not first and foremost, but let’s just call two things equally as important. Health and safety and legality. And I, I suppose in the grand scheme of things, health and safety would go a tick above legality, but the legal side of things can also have ramifications on health and safety.
So this is not going to be a water damage Denver podcast discussing regulation, government control, the frustrations of things that, you know, certain people may try to put in place that really don’t have a concept of the industry or have any experience that’s for a different time, different place. And that’s really kind of a subject that I try to avoid. In any case, uh, I guess the reality is, is that when there’s a governing body, whether it’s state, federal, or more industry specific, if there’s something that isn’t in place and carries a legal ramification, if that particular item is not followed,
you face the consequences. And in this industry, not following those guidelines can basically shut down a company, a lot of the OSHA fines and penalties for neglect on cases for safety. I don’t know many people that could just scratch a 15, 20, 25, 30, $50,000 check. And I highly doubt that an insurance policy, whether it’s general liability or an umbrella or whatever protection you have in place, is going to step up and supplement any of a fine based off of negligence. Now, if there’s an accident or something happened, um, you know, involuntary and it was just, Oh, whatever, you know, all sorts of different scenarios that you could come up with there. That may be a different thing, but I would say that’d be a very, very small percentage. So let’s talk today about getting into water damage. Denver jobs, the one of the primary steps that a restoration company takes when it comes to different types of water losses. Category one, category two, category three. We’ve talked about these before. Category one being a what I guess generically you could call a clean water break to slightly contaminated three grossly contaminated and ones can go to twos and twos can go to three is very, very quickly depending on a number of different X factors bring into that the potential for mold in any of those
water damage Denver situations and we assuredly have items within the home or workplace structure that need to be removed and that phase would be called demolition mitigation. And so what are the ramifications of
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doing that properly or doing it improperly? What are, what are the things that need to be put in place to ensure that health and safety is of utmost importance and that also you’re following the legalities of the governing bodies that have been set up to ensure health and safety. I’m me keep it pretty simple here because it, it’s not my job necessarily to tell general contractors or any other sort of worker how to do their job. We’re happy to advise and give our professional opinion, but really quite honestly what we would like and what is probably the most appropriate is that any individual that comes along and sees what potentially could be a water damage Denver numbers situation escalated into a category two category three or actually visually see or suspect mold growth would be two call a professional call, a restoration company that has the certifications and qualifications and knowledge to handle things properly. How can you do that? Well, it’s very simple. If you [inaudible] see evidence of a leak of something that’s part actually contaminated or grossly contaminated or you’re in a project where you see or suspect mold growth back off
advise management or the supervisor and hopefully they will have the proper wherewithal to contact someone like us. Now that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to hire us to do anything. It doesn’t mean that you are now losing money on this job. It’s simply verifying that everything is either safe or not safe to continue with whatever remodeling project or construction project, whatever is going on can resume properly for the health and safety of the workers, for the people that are occupying the space or will be occupying the space as opposed to just looking at, well, time is money. We gotta got to get this figured out and continue to go. And I understand that, that that’s gotta be the mindset, you know, in general. But when you come across something that you’re just not sure about, you know it, it’s not okay to proceed. It’s not okay to just run to the hardware store and grab something off the shelf that kind of looks something like something or maybe have some verbiage on the front of it that suggests that that’s something that will magically make the problem disappear. So that’s really just it. You see something quit, don’t continue. Don’t try to chase the mold yourself.
Number one, you’re probably not properly protected to begin with. But again, think about all of the spores that you’re disturbing as you’re continuing to tear apart that material and bag it or carry it through the property to an outside dumpster or something like that. You’re talking about the potential not for sure, but the potential of spreading things airborne throughout the property that there’s no need for that to happen. You’re talking about something that could be super simple, easy and relatively non costly to a full blown complex super pain in the booty, costly situation. So on a future podcast I might get a little bit more into the specifics of thresholds that you can reasonably get to. Um, again, putting certain safety precautions in place, never just going rogue and deciding, okay, I’m going to do this the way I want up to the threshold just because legally that’s what it says I can do. But considering protection for yourself, again for the people you’re working for, for the people that will be occupying the space, but also doing things correctly and making sure that you’re not adding to the problem, that if it is a simple category one that we keep it that way. If it’s category two, it’s attended as a category two should be and it’s kept that way. Category three, same, same thing, but if and when there is suspicion or visual evidence of growth,
honestly, unless you really know what you’re doing, unless you are AMR T certified, unless you are super positive that you can contain this and ensure that everything will be handled properly. Again, take a few minutes, make a phone call or two and do not proceed until you have a couple of different folks to collaborate with and ensure that everything is safe to proceed both for you and for others. I think I just spoke in pretty vague terms for the last 12 minutes, which is okay because there again don’t necessarily, don’t necessarily need to get into instruction time on how to do a water job, water damage Denver job or a mold damage. Denver job, um, come work for us.