Hello, this is mark with big foot restoration and repair. Today we’re going to talk about, um, a water damage job that we had done that is a little bit different than the most water losses we get. And I would like to kind of go over that and, and let you know what we had done. Um, anytime we have any water damage, Denver jobs, we like to kind of go over those and, and hopefully somebody, if you run into a similar situation, you’ll know who to call and that would be big foot restoration. So this particular job had a, a leak that was in a closet. Um, and when you first come in it was just a coat closet. So, um, they actually had mold that was forming in the closet in the corner. So, um, certainly when we have something like that, we have to contain that area before we do anything else.
So any type of mold spores or anything like that, um, odds are they came from, uh, a water Denver issue. And so we want to kind of pinpoint where the water is coming from and, and uh, take care of that and then we can go ahead and take care of the mold issue as well. So, um, this particular, um, water damage, Denver job a was given to us by one of, uh, a contractor that we work with. And so, uh, went out there, um, took a look. Nobody really knew. Uh, it was on a main floor, there was upstairs. So we went upstairs and, uh, tried to see if there was anything up there that we could kind of pinpoint. Uh, it’s, it’s usually difficult when you’re dealing with walls and drywall and stuff like that. Um, we use a, anytime we have a water damage job, we use a flir, which is an infrared camera, which we can then see into the walls and we can see moisture and it really gives us, it’s not 100%, but it gives us an idea of where water is and kind of where it’s coming from and stuff like that.
So, um, this particular water damage, Denver job was dry, although there was mold growing. So that tells us that, um, water, um, came and then stopped and then usually came again and stopped. So it’s usually a good indication that it’s not a constant leak like you would get. Um, if you had, uh, uh, water damage Denver, um, issue, uh, with, uh, let’s say you had a pipe or a fresh water line or something like that that is under pressure and you have a leak, that would be a continuous one. Um, and it would generally still be, so this one was, was dry, no more water, but there was mold growing. So we had to figure out where this water was coming from. So on this particular, uh, water damage, Denver job, we, uh, sealed the, although it was a closet removed the door. Um, and then we made a containment area inside that closet.
So any work we do, um, or we did on that particular one, we know it was contained to that, that closet, which is what we want. Um, anytime you’re dealing with, uh, how water damage Denver job, um, and you have mold involved, you want to maintain it and, and contain it to a particular area. And so that’s what we did with this one. So remove the door, put a containment wall, and then we suited up. So we want to protect ourselves. We want to protect our employees. Anytime we’re dealing with, uh, you know, a severe water damage. Denver job, we want to, um, number one, have the safety of our employees and ourselves in mind. So we went ahead and, and put a, a suit, a tie back suit on. Uh, we have, uh, protective masks that we wear as well that, uh, so we’re not breathing in any, any type of mold or anything like that, um, gloves and such like that.
So most water damage, Denver jobs we run into, we may not have to get that, uh, uh, protective wear. But, uh, um, this, anytime you have mold or possibility of mold, do you want to do that? And it’s always a precautionary meth method of doing things, but we want to have safety as our number one concern. So with this particular, uh, water damage, Denver job, we, uh, suited up, went inside there and so we had to cut out some drywall. So being that we needed to find out where it was coming from, we, uh, the mold that was in the corner, that was the, the piece of drywall that was going to be removed. So we cut out a pretty good portion so you can then see, you don’t want to just cut out the mold. Uh, that was, it was probably a foot by a foot.
So what we ended up doing was cutting out about a three foot by three foot section. So certainly you then could have clear, um, sight into what was causing the, the water damage, job issue there. Um, and so we kind of bigger piece. So what it turned out to be was there was a ray don, um, pipe in, in Colorado. And, um, you know, in some states radon can be an issue. Um, and so some of these new builds they test for radon and then they, they go ahead and put these, um, exhaust pipes in. So these exhaust pipes, radon will generally be in a basement. And Colorado, we generally have basements in our homes. Um, it would be on a sub floor and the basement area, uh, where they will install the fan in, in the radon, um, two being hands. So this one then it goes up through the framing of the house and then out either a side of the house, um, or up through the roof of the house.
And so this particular one was done through the roof of the house. And so what turned out to be the issue on this, um, water damage job was being that went out through the roof. It, it was a straight pipe and not a curved pipe. And so when in in time you’re dealing with the straight pipe, you can get moisture coming in through that pipe, um, coming down the pipe and then it’s inside the, the house generally that evaporates in your, you don’t have an issue. Um, although this one, uh, there was an elbow and that’s where the leak was, was coming in. So the elbow wasn’t, um, put together correctly. So this water damage job, um, had a, a failed elbow there. And so when the moisture came in, it then leaked at that elbow onto right above the closet there. So we, uh, found out pretty quickly what caused that.