Hi, this is Mark. Big foot restoration. We’re going to discuss some water damage, Denver jobs that we run across in the company and what we did to mitigate these jobs. Um, so our most recent one I’m thinking of is, uh, when we had done, uh, about a week ago and this, uh, was more not necessarily water job, but it, uh, was a sewage job. So, um, not always the funnest thing to deal with, but certainly it, it happens within a home and that’s what kind of line of work we do. Um, not every job is going to be a water damage Denver job, um, that comes from fresh water or anything like that. So on occasion you will have toilets leak, you will have toilets over flow, uh, you will have sewage that maybe come up through a drain, um, and stuff like that. So they’re not always a nice, clean, easy job to do.
Um, but this, uh, particular water damage Denver job did was a sewage one that came from the, the basement. Um, they had a drain down there and it came up through that. So, um, variety of reasons why this can happen. Sometimes the most common is, um, the drainage to going out or the pipe that goes outside can get clogged up. Um, whether it’s from material or stuff like that, sometimes you’ll have roots that will collapse. These pipes will can break through them and grow through them. That will then cause him from not being able to drain properly. So there’s particular water damage. Denver job, um, was one that just had debris that was actually clogging this drain that was near the street, which is approximately 30 feet away. Um, but it was severe enough to where it, it caused it to back up, um, and uh, flood inside the home.
So what happened on this one? This particular water damage, Denver job, um, they have carpet, they had carpet down, they have two drains. Um, are they enough? How this home was built, two drains that were separated by, uh, roughly, only about 10 feet. Um, and then they would have a teeth where they met together and then they both, those would then drain out to a street sewage line. Um, so like I said, this is line got clogged up causing the sewage in this or water damage, Denver job to come back into the home. And it, it affected a carpet and pad area that, um, homeowner just forced didn’t go down to the basement often. But, um, when something like this particular water damage, Denver job occurs, you’re able to smell. Obviously things aren’t right pretty early on in the stage. So even if it’s areas you don’t use often, sometimes people may not know that they have water damage in their basement cause they don’t go down there and then things just start smelling.
But that’s couldn’t be three, four days down the road, which means you can then have issues with mold and growth and stuff like that and they’ll do so, um, with sewage, you know, right away something’s not right usually. So, um, that’s what we had on this occurrence. Um, now that they did have the lines, uh, snaked out, um, scoped out as well to make sure that the lines were collapsed or anything like that. So it’s merely had debris in this water damage, the Denver job debris that was blocking the drainage. And so the plumbers came in with a, a specialized tool that all, and a sauce through that and cuts through that, um, and uh, clears it out for us. So the, uh, had that done first off and then called us. So we came in. Things were, uh, you know, once he cleared that out, things kind of settled down, um, and then went down through the drain again.
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So, um, wasn’t too bad on our end on this particular water damage Denver job. So what we did on a case like that would be to remove everything that the water touched. So, um, this was another out-of-pocket claim. Um, they just chose not to file insurance claim. Uh, the deductible was 5,000, so our, our bill would be substantially less than that. So they decided on this water damage, Denver job to pay it out of pocket. And I do a claim through the insurance, but certainly when everything done to standards that we follow and that calls for removing everything that this water touch. So, uh, we went ahead and talked to them about that. There was some siding downstairs, drywall, carpet pad. All of these items were, were affected and touched. Um, and so all of that has to get removed. So, um, you know, demo can be a fun part of our business. You know, you get low frustration now if you had a long week or anything like that, it’s always fun to kinda take a hammer to a wall that you know is going to have to be removed and that all kind of, it’s like doing a punching bag or something like that. So get a little stress out from a long week or anything like that.
so all the paneling, wood paneling was affected the kind of within this older basement, not sure if people still use wood paneling, but on this water damage timber job, I had had wood paneling, so that had to be removed. So, um, pulled that out, cut some dry wall out as well. Um, figured out how hi, hi wit. Um, with the dry wall and on most of these water damage, Denver jobs, drywall is going to be affected in, in one area or another. Um, not always do we have to cut it out, but when you’re dealing with a category three type of loss, we certainly want to, uh, go ahead and follow standards and remove everything that’s as w wetness or moisture readings to it.
So there’s a water damage job. Went ahead and did that, cut out the drywall that was affected, all the side paneling, wood paneling that was done and uh, banged all that up and cut up the carpet and pad into squares. Uh, you know, usually we try and do a five foot by to make it easier on our guys to roll it up, put it in a bag and double bag it, make sure things are sealed properly and then can remove that from the household. So we had to do that, took a little bit longer than we had initially thought. But, um, it is what it is sometimes on these water damage. Denver jobs, you think you’re going to get in and out and it’s going to be pretty quick. But it just, sometimes a wood paneling gave us a little fit, um, coming off. And, uh, so we wanted to do it the right way and not take short cuts or anything like that and not worry too much about the time. I mean, we’re getting, we’re getting paid for whatever we do. So that’s the important part. So in this water damage, never job, once
the drywall wood paneling and carpet was removed, uh, the floor was pretty bad shape, uh, with sewage. So, um, for we can start drying the framing out or anything like that. We needed to clean this floor. So we went ahead and did that was our, a couple of our tools, our rotor extractor tool, which is used in some, uh, tile and stuff like that, cleaning. So this one was concrete floor, but it work very well. So we went ahead and on this water damage Denver job, remove everything and then clean that sub floor clean. The floor was actually concrete. So clean that with that power wash system type of, um, what we use for tile and grout. So you turn up the pressure on the carpet machine and clean that. So we get it to about 900 PSI and then the temperature in there as well.
So we went ahead and did that on this water damage standard job. Um, power washed everything, uh, on the concrete floor. Um, didn’t see any signs of mold or anything like that. I mean, sometimes you’re dealing with these, these blockage issues and it could have, it’s very common for it to happen. Have happened previously and you’re, you know, you’re kind of dealing with something that keeps occurring and they just don’t know about. Maybe it backs up for a little bit and then drains back and it’s good for another year or so or something like that. So that’s what we have. What happened here? They’ve had, it happened to him several times, so could see on the framing that it was wet, not necessarily any mold or anything like that growing, but it was clearly visible that uh, I mean it’s happened before. So we went ahead and spray down these, um, framing with an antimicrobial, which will kill all the germs there that could be associated with that. And then we went ahead and clean the framing as well. So concrete was done with our high powered machine that we use.
The rest to do the framing is all dust and by hand. So we have brushes and stuff like that to make sure everybody gets the same cleaning there and uh, you know, a thorough cleaning on these water damage, Denver jobs. So cleaned all that, clean the framing,
uh, treated it with the anti microbial and then we set an air scrubber in there. Now an air scrubber is something we do on some water damage, Denver jobs, but not all of them. Um, but definitely with the sewage job we want to do that. Um, you just imagine what’s in sewage and what can get airborne. We want to make sure that we get the environment as clean as possible and went to Sarah scrubber about every seven hours. It’s going to scrub the air within this home. Um, you know, every seven to eight hours. And then it’s, um, you know, you’re doing that several times a day. You feel pretty good with it. Generally we let those run three to five days on a job like this. I believe we did grab it and our third day, um, and then went back and made sure everything was in order there. Um, everything smelled fresh, clean, um, everything dried properly after the cleaning.
And, uh, if there was any customer or if our customer had any, um, questions, we’d be able to answer those questions. So we went ahead on this water damage. Debra job, went back, grabbed the equipment, made sure everything was good, smelled great, they’re very happy. Um, no, we don’t, uh, hope this doesn’t happen again. So they drained out. Everything got cleaned out of that. But you know, it’s a good rule to at least on every, every couple of years having those drains cleaned out. You just never know. Um, you know, on this particular water damage Denver job, they had thought they had done it just a couple of years ago, but it actually, when they researched it, they found out it was five years ago. So, um, as you all know, time just flies by and what you think is only a couple of years turns out to be four to five years. So that is what, uh, what we did on this particular water damage. Demmer job. Um, set up containment. That’s one thing I didn’t uh, didn’t discuss but we want to keep it contained in this two clear area there.
So we set up a, a large containment wall went along this back cause it’s basement living room as well as one for the uh, going to the stairs there. So we had set up containment for them and uh, let that run and, and made sure that air quality was where we needed it to be.
And uh, had it all done in three days. CLA very happy. They are going to be getting new carpet now downstairs. So the rest of that will have to get removed. But what we did was simply just removed the effected areas, which was pretty much a whole living room. And there was a hallway. Part of that was done. So this water damage, Deborah job, um, turned into a sewage job, which then turned into more of a cleaning and, and air scrubbing as well. So you never know what you’re gonna run into, how much, um, involvement needs to get done. So I’m fortunate we have the expertise, we have long years of training, many years of training where we feel comfortable handling any type of water damage, Denver job, any type of water damage, Denver issue, you just give a big foot call and we can handle that for you. Thank you. And have a great day.