All ready, my water damage Denver friends get a little big foot restoration podcast of golden before the weekend sets in. Want to send some positive vibes out to the water damage Denver friends universe before we relax for a couple of days, unless of course we get a call from somebody out in the Denver area saying, Hey, we’ve got some water damage Denver, come on Bigfoot, get out here and help us out. Then we’ll do that. Otherwise we’re going to relax for the weekend. So just a little post briefing of a job that we went and took a look at just now and something that is more emblematic of calls that we get and then not emblematic and without teasing too much longer. The typical phone call that I’m talking about comes in like this.

Hi, we have a small water leak, we have a little bit of mold just in a corner. Nothing too big, nothing. It’s not that big of a deal. Can you just swing out real quick and take care of it, you know, um, you know, I think there might be a little mold on the pad. Can you just cut the pad out and spray it with something and um, you know, maybe tuck the carpet back in and clean the carpet please. To which we say, we’ll be happy to go take a look at the job, let us know what works for you and we’ll come meet up with you and see what we can do. Say we will advise.

That’s the first part. The second part is actually showing up to the job and having the homeowner or the project manager or whoever is kind of in charge or whatever, um, show you through. And of course we ask questions. We need to know as much information as possible. Um, but ultimately we kind of need to just take that information that’s given to us and do a little bit of investigative work ourselves. So, uh, that is pretty much in step with exactly what happened today. And not that anybody’s trying to be deceitful or whatever, but just like most things in life, you know, it’s just easier on the psyche if we talk about things being not a big deal, just small, just quick little in and out. Um, just spray, just do this, just do that. And part of it could come from not understanding, um, you know, kind of the scope of what we do. Maybe being, yeah, just a little, you know, unintentionally ignorant, uh, with all things water damage Denver related or mold related. But um, whether or not, you know, the person knows the extent is just trying to psychologically prepare themselves and just try to almost make it wish it wishes, which I wish it so wish it. So speak it into existence.

We will go in and like I said, ask questions, get a little more info and then get in to things ourselves and find that in fact, it’s not just a quick corner, it’s not just a little bit right here and spray it and cut it out. And that’s all it is. Maybe not incredibly involved or advanced, but definitely not what we were led to believe. Again, probably not intentionally, but just the fact of the facts. Right. It’s definitely something that I went over and actually went over because it was kind of poised at posed as at a quick little deal, which I had a little window to, to slip over. And you know, again, based on the instructions that I was given and the job scope that I was given, I thought literally I could probably be in and out of there in about an hour and it would take one more trip. But uh, sure, we’re happy to, to get that in, you know, um, always makes a good impression if we’re able to get over just super, super, super quick. But in fact, um, yeah, it, it was something that was going to be much more involved, require, um, material and a couple other things, uh, pieces of equipment that I didn’t have with me and then think I needed for this job. But, um, yeah, and you know, there was that second split seconds, um, that

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we all kind of go through. Um, you know, no matter what your job or industry is that he just pause for a second, think, wait, I could probably get this done. This is something that I could, yeah, I could, and then you’d catch yourself and realize, no, it’s not. It’s absolutely not something that I should even start to mess with. I’m not prepared. I don’t have the correct materials. I don’t have the correct equipment. Let’s not be silly here. And really it has nothing to do with wanting to make the job any more complicated than it is. It’s wanting to keep everybody safe and healthy and to be brief. The fact of the matter was in this case is that had I started ripping in to everything that did have growth on it, and I guess to back up just a little bit, you know, as I started to pull back the corner, the little tiny corner where the mold was only right, um, in fact, it was everywhere in this room, just on the floor, maybe a little on the baseboard.

Um, but certainly it was way, way, way more, um, involved than what I was led to believe. So, rather than doing anything, just to make the job quick, just to make the job convenient for the health and safety of myself. And more importantly for the family. Um, you know, it wasn’t an uncomfortable conversation, but it was one that I just had to say, look, um, I cannot do this job today. It wouldn’t be proper. It wouldn’t be, um, according to the standards that I have for myself or the company heads. And although I would love to get into this and have it, you know, kind of well on its way for the weekend and just come up early, come back early next week and, and wrap it up for you, uh, that’s just not the correct, correct way to do it. And so on top of kind of having that conversation, there was an opportunity to kind of further help this gentleman investigate his water damage Denver problem that he had.

And really, um, to be brief, the situation was something that we talk about quite often here and that is a groundswell. It was foundational. It was something that was coming in as a result of, you know, outside the outside environment, the outside, um, conditions and probably not 100% quite sure, but it looks to me like he has some negative drainage issues out front. Um, possibly a downspout that’s going into the ground that can’t be traced to find out where it goes up to. So might have a couple of things there wherever, whenever they have rain, whenever they have any sort of moisture, um, perhaps even their drip system. I mean it doesn’t matter what, where the water’s coming from when you have negative drainage coming back towards your house. It’s all water. It’s all something. And it was interesting to hear him say something that I talk about all the time on this podcast is that he said, well, I don’t understand. There’s, why wouldn’t it just the water just keep going down. Just keep spreading out. I love hearing those questions because at least it reminds me that the repetition that that we do sometimes on on these podcasts with respect to water damage Denver and groundswell and all the different types of situations people can have is that sometimes it’s just not obvious to some people why they’d be getting water coming in the foundation.

If it’s just merely happening outside and again to repeat every where in the world has a water table, we don’t know where it is. It just depends on your exact geographic location, but it’s different everywhere. Some water tables are closer to a property, sometimes they’re further down, but it really doesn’t matter because that at some point when there, the fact of the matter is when there’s enough water that meets that water table and there’s just not enough room for the water to spread out, it will go where it has to go and if that means in to a foundation of a home and kind of comes up from below, that’s what happens. It’s not all that uncommon. So it’s a, you know, like I’ve described before, a sponge, a sponge will absorb quite a bit of water and you can pour water and it just looks like it’s still just rocking and rolling.

Good, good sponge. And then at some point it reaches its capacity and the water starts going wherever it wants to, wherever the easiest way of escape is. So that’s exactly what happened to this gentleman. Got up, got down into his crawl space, quite a bit of water puddling down on, thankfully on there. Nice heavy mil vapor barrier. But I could easily see the staining on the underside of the foundation where the water had come through and, uh, leaked and kinda caused this whole mess. So to exacerbate the situation, you know, he found this a week and a half ago and really didn’t do anything about it. He’d tried to DIY it, tried to get out his own little fan, little dehumidifier, and did his best, which we always say that, you know, do what you need to do as a homeowner. You gotta make a decision. But in this case, the decision he made, um, led to mold.

So has to be taken care of both in the crawl space and in this basement guest bedroom. But just another almost picture perfect illustration of stuff that we talk about all the time in real life happened today. If this or any other sort of water damage Denver situation has happened to you, whether it was yesterday, today or a week and a half ago, please reach out and ask us questions, ask us, come meet with you, ask us to provide some options for, for you to consider to take care of your water damage Denver situation. Our phone number is (720) 575-3668. We would be honored to help however we can. Please think of us in any case that you have mold in your home that you discover if you have had any sort of unfortunate smoke or fire loss at your home. And of course any water damaged him for loss of your home.

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do that sort of thing every day and we’ll be happy to do it for you. So until next time, we appreciate the thoughts of the support and we’ll talk to you soon.