Good morning water damage Denver people. It’s good to be with you on a day like today where, um, it’s just a nice mild day in Denver, Colorado. Um, this is one of my favorite times a year where a, it’s so crisp in the morning and uh, temperatures and mild throughout the day. The Sun’s out. Um, depending on if you’re in the sun, it could be nice and comfy and if you’re in the shade you might, it might be kind of long sleeve weather or even a little hoodie weather. So for me that, that’s perfect. I love, I love this time of year, uh, love seeing them. Flowers start to bloom. Tree starts to sprout their little buds and uh, just everything starts to get green. So it, it means a lot to me. And I don’t usually get too nostalgic about anything. But it’s interesting as you get older you just kind of reflect on things that you maybe didn’t intentionally notice throughout your life.
But, uh, you know, little things like that just seem to, for whatever reason, take a little bit more personal and in special of a meat of a meaning. It’s interesting, the getting older thing is, is kind of funky sometimes. So anyway, um, we, we sure appreciate the support and you know, the opportunity to serve in the Denver Metro area. And, um, if you’re new to bigfoot restoration, we, we’re a full service, uh, you know, disaster restoration company, water damage Denver specifically is the area that we serve. But, um, certainly, you know, we go just about anywhere, certainly in the metro area and we’ve helped out and really, you know, most corners of the state depending on the need and, you know, just the specific circumstance. So, um, we invite you to check out our website, check out our resources and um, be fully, kind of a acclimated with us and what we do in the event that you or any of your loved ones ever need our services.
We always say, we hope that you never do, but we’re here when you need us. So, Water Damage Denver, well a reality and kind of, uh, you know, something that the whole world stopped to take a look at this last week, um, tragically is the Notre Dame cathedral fire. And, um, my goodness, uh, you know, it’s interesting. The world doesn’t come together on much. Um, but they did on this and it was, you know, plastered all over every single news channel, local and national, and we watched this beautiful iconic building, um, go up in smoke and, uh, you know, it, it was gotten to immediately by the fire personnel there, you know, they did everything they could, but, um, you know, ultimately as, as we’ve talked about before and I know, um, fire has been spoken of in one of the more recent podcasts, but just this being a current event and, um, you know, something that impacted the world and, and just elicited so much emotion from people.
Thought it would be interesting to just spend a few minutes here this morning reflecting on, you know, what may have happened, how it, how it was handled and some of the different opinions on, on how the fire was approached and how everything was put out and, and those sorts of things. So obviously, you know, fire firemen and emergency first responders are always trained to handle scenarios that, uh, you know, can get pretty unique and exact depending on what, what they’re dealing with on their approaches to fire outbreaks. You know, just kind of in here in Colorado, uh, the mountains and you know, where there’s tons of trees and tons of organic material for fire to just feast on. Um, you know, they do all sorts of different things. They do, you know, fire lines, they set up perimeters where they actually start more fires, super interested in concept.
And, um, man, these guys are pros. If he ever get an extra minute or two to look into to how a Water Damage Denver fires or are handled depending on, you know, where they’re burning and in certain locations, it’s really intriguing to see, um, the thought and the research and in the success that goes into how to approach each thing. But it was something like this where you’ve got, you know, super densely populated area, you know, visitor visitors are just coming in by the droves and tons of people and all sorts of other buildings around this thing. Um, it has to be handled in a very specific way. So, um, won’t dive into exactly how, you know, perhaps European, um, and kind of foreign, you know, firefighting teams do their thing. I’m sure it’s very similar to way the training and execution is done here in the states.
But, um, you know, from what I saw, they had a plan. They got to it and they did everything they could to, you know, save this beautiful building as much as possible. Um, we had, you know, all sorts of different people weighing, weighing in with what they thought should be done and, you know, then of course, people expressing backlash, uh, to that, you know, again, you said it, it was something that brought everyone together and kind of, uh, had a unanimous, uh, what would you say? Um, you know, moment of sorrow or whatever. And then all of a sudden a quickly it turned political, like most things do. And you have people get nasty with one another for very silly, uh, crazy things. So, not surprising on that front, but there were statements made like, well, you know, let, let’s implore, um, helicopters to bring, you know, the kind of the parachute water bags and dump them on the top.
Um, and that, you know, obviously from a civilian perspective, from somebody that’s not, uh, gone through a intensive training, all, all we want to see as fires put out as quickly as possible no matter what. And that just seems to us to be the most obvious approach is just to get that thing out with any means necessary, you know, whether it’s water or different chemicals or different things that, you know, might be a fire retardant or fire extinguisher. Let’s just employer everything and let’s get this thing out. Well, it’s a novel concept and it’s something that, uh, you would think would make sense, but sometimes it just doesn’t. And there’s a reason for that. And I’m not gonna pretend that I’m a professional or am the go to source for all, all of the specifics on that. But you do have to consider the structure.
You do have to consider the content within the building, the property. Uh, the surroundings and how whatever you’re going to do to extinguish the flames is going to impact or potentially cause other sorts of considerations once the fire’s out. And I didn’t spend a lot of time listening or researching exactly what was used, but the fact of the matter is with this situation is you’ve got all sorts of relics, all sorts of just super old and beautiful and ornate furniture and, um, statues and different things inside this building that, uh, you know, if at all possible. I’m sure there was a, a discussion of how do we approach this to, to save, uh, the building and to get this fire extinguished as fast as possible, but also, um, to consider the water damage DENVER, we, you know, we’re on the other side of the world, but, uh, you know, it was, it was clear we had access through cameras and stuff to see and understand that, you know, you’re putting the fire out with water, but what’s going on on the inside of that?
Where’s water going? It’s going somewhere. It’s, it’s going to impact everything that it touches. Same thing with, you know, different sorts of flame retardant materials or chemicals that are put on a blaze. Well, there could be potential damage on, again, whatever is inside that, that specific property. And with something like this, I don’t think there’s probably more, um, more consideration that would ever go in a to something then than a place like this where you’ve got all sorts of religious symbols and you know, things that people come to see and they have for, for a terribly long time and certainly into the future. You know, the, the idea was for people to come, to be able to see and appreciate the beauty that you know, has, was built and was preserved. So, uh, interesting, interesting to think about what sort of sorts of discussions may have gone on, but ultimately how quickly those decisions neat, you know, needed to be made to say, okay, here’s what we’re going to do.
Here’s our approach and let’s do everything we can to save this material. And I’m quite sure that none of those were along the lines of, uh, as I, I saw some people literally ran into the building to collect different things that they thought were important that they didn’t want to even take the chance of these things being destroyed. So, you know, we always say at bigfoot restoration, health and safety is our first concern. Water damage Denver smoke, fire damage, you know, if it’s going to happen to stuff, that stuff can be replaced. It might be actually, maybe it can’t be replaced in some situations, but it’s not worth the health and safety of a, of an individual’s life in any case. So, um,
with the, with the Notre Dame cathedral in general, you know, after, um, after everything was put out after they’d gone through and kind of done a post, a survey walk through, um, we can see all, I mean there’s tons of images all over the Internet right now that, that show kind of the remains and it’s interesting, um, to see what burned, what didn’t burn, what looks like it can be restored, what, you know, may need to be kind of demoed. Um, but
to me personally, I, I quite honestly was pretty shocked that there wasn’t more just absolutely, you know, nothingness, um, to this. I mean, it just seems like a lot of in and thankfully, so a lot of the, the beauty, a lot of the, these relics and artifacts look to be like something that could be restored. And when it comes to fire, uh, you know, we talk about water damage Denver a lot and certainly that’s the type of thing that, you know, typically we respond to immediately because it is the most, um, you know, immediate need with, with respect to everything that we deal with. Water damaged number is, but with smoke and fire again, you know, you just kind of have to wait until things are extinguished and that the property safe and that you’re even allowed to go in and start to assess damage and you know, make a plan for cleanup and restoration.
So, um, with this stuff though, uh, certainly, you know, a lot of, uh, as the Bible says, wood, Hay and stubble, it all, it all pretty much goes up in flames. However, it was interesting to see that a lot of the pews and a lot of the areas where, you know, a congregation might set really wasn’t reached by, by the blazes, but a lot of the stonework, a lot of the masonry, a lot of, um, I guess the architecture that had, you know, materials gold and such, it, it’s all from an outsider perspective, it looks pretty, pretty well intact or at least more more so than what I had imagined. So in any case, you know, it’s kind of hard to maybe imagined, but when you’re dealing with, with fire and smoke damage, um, there is actually quite a bit that can be done to save property.
First off. Um, you know, engineers go in and determine the safety of the structure and make ’em critical decisions on what, what absolutely has to be demolished and what, uh, can potentially be be saved. But even with respect to wood, um, there’s all sorts of different methods. Soda, blasting, dry ice blasting, a number of different things that actually can take that char, can take some of that surface surface superficial damage off, um, rid of any odor of any visible damage and, um, you know, definite way to go if that’s the case, as opposed to just starting to tear things down, much more efficient, time wise, cost wise, all those sorts of things. So I’m hopeful that, um, you know, this beautiful building can, uh, you know, be cleaned up, can be, um, restored as much as possible and be opened up. Um, you know, as soon as possible for people to come and be able to enjoy.
Obviously the economy there, thrives off of, you know, people coming in to visit and stay and tour that, that area in that part of, so, you know, certainly in, not insincerely but our thoughts and prayers always go out when something like this happens. You know, there’s all sorts of people affected in many different ways and, um, you know, there’s not much we can necessarily do from this side of the world. Um, but, uh, you know, just kind of empathize and, and hope that everybody is, you know, kind of keep a good positive attitude and, uh, you know, be resilient in, in making sure this thing gets back to whole as much as possible, as quickly as possible. So that’s, that’s just some thoughts for this beautiful Denver, Colorado morning. Again, um, big foot offers water damage Denver restoration and repair, smoke and fire damage mitigation with the damage from that.
Uh, we also deal with mold, uh, quite often and the health and safety of that to get folks to hold in their properties if they have that loss. And, um, you know, we do offer many other different things. So if there’s ever something even that you’re considering needing help with or you think is a situation at your home, whether it’s water damage Denver Metro area or beyond, please reach out even if we don’t, um, offer the service that you’re looking for. Personally. We have a great network. We’re connected with some great, great, uh, contractors and trades people that we’d love to help. Um, you know, kind of set up that relationship and put you in touch with somebody a little treat you great. We will talk to you soon. Water damage Denver people. It’s been a pleasure. Thank you so much.