. All right, here we are, water damage Denver friends and family coming at you on a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful sunny day in Denver, Colorado. Hope everybody’s doing well out there and certainly certainly already to get at it this week with tons of energy and just a renewed perspective on how great we have it here in our, our beautiful little metro area. Lots of crazy weather going on just to our, you know, with our friends just to the east of us and certainly there in our thoughts we want, we just wish them, you know, all the health and safety possible with respect to what they’re going through right now with the flooding and, and things like that. And you know, what’s interesting is, um, a lot of companies like bigfoot restoration, repair, you know, we, we focused on water damage Denver, uh, situations. We really are kind of a auger down here in the metro area and, and have limited resources as far as kind of our reach and far kind of how far we go.

But there are definitely companies that get out and they travel all over the place. They just, I guess some people call them storm chasers, some people call them snake oil salesman. There’s, there’s both good and company bad companies just like, just like everywhere. We know when it comes to opportunity, when it comes to something where there’s a need that needs to be met, um, you get a little bit of a mixed bag when it comes to all this. So, um, it’s been awhile since, since we’ve had that sort of situation here in the Denver area. Um, the last one that I can recall was about say six or seven years ago and it was, I w I want to say it was July, July ish part of the year, which is interesting. Um, typically we’re not doing anything but trying to figure out, you know, how to get in the shade in July, typically pretty hot month.

But if memory serves, we had a particularly torrential hellacious July about six, seven years ago where Denver just got pounded with rain day after day after day. Um, you know, obvious flooding and just massive water damage Denver, the entire city was kind of underwater, but really, um, one of our little subcommunities to the northwest boulder really got it bad and whatever was going on down in Denver, it was probably three, four or five times as worse up in the boulder area. And so what we were doing is we were trying to take care of our business down here in the metro area and then just about every day for about a month at the end of our work day, we were traveling up to the boulder area to, to help out in whatever respect we could. So, um, got, got a bit out of our typical reach and the water damage Denver area and then tried to help out with some neighbors, not too far away, but um, you know, needed help.

There was a need there and we wanted to be able to provide assistance. What can happen though and does happen and we just constantly try to educate those that that would have an ear for it. Uh, along the lines of being very selective, being very calculated when it comes to using companies that show up in town when there’s a disaster. So, uh, I haven’t done any deep research on this sort of thing, but it would be my guess, be my educated guess that let’s just take an area that is pretty prone to experience, you know, maybe a disaster two or three years. So somewhere may be kind of on the east coast. You know, we’ve got hurricane season, we’ve got different areas that just kind of for whatever reason, location wise, geographic wise, weather pattern wise, you know, they, they do experience real rough weather and it’s not always just hurricanes. It’s not always just water. It can be other things.

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but you’ve got, let’s just take an area like Florida that’s an easy one. And you’ve got, you know, a hurricane that sweeps through devastation, um, all sorts of damage, all sorts of, uh, people that are displaced that need help, you know, just for themselves, you know, just to, to be potentially like even taken out of the area if they’re stranded or whatever. But also they’ve got their home, they’ve got their business, they’ve got their property that’s been damaged and has to be attended to. Well, probably there’s not enough restoration companies in

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on the coast of Florida that would be able to service all of the people in need. So what happens while there is legitimate need for more troops, what, what happens when troops are needed? They send in the troops, they send in reinforcements, they send in backups. And so, um, you know, quite often you’ll just have this caravan of, of companies traveling from all parts of the country to, to kind of hit on those areas that, that have experienced this, this devastation. And again, mixed bag. You have people that know what they’re doing that have good intentions, that will be fair and judicious and others that kind of walk the fence and maybe you’re a little opportunistic and then you have the absolute scumbags that are in there too. Um, you know, mislead people. Um, you know, perhaps not even perform the service, just collect money.

Um, you know, there, unfortunately certain people do have an art to what they do. When it comes to scamming people out of the money, out of money. And I’ve heard, I’ve heard a lot of kind of switching industries away from water damage Denver water damage in general. Um, I heard one of my Roofer, um, one of the companies that we network in the roofing field make a statement the other day that he said never ever hire a roofer that’s not local. And so, you know, he’s obviously a local company to Denver, to the Metro area and they have a business that’s been around for a long time, but he gets irritated and probably rightly so when when Water Damage Denver or the metro area has a hailstorm. And so again, you have companies that converge in and you know, you’ve got a lot of door knockers, you’ve got a lot of roofers that are going really just down the block saying, Hey, can we jump up on your roof?