Water damage Denver people, absolutely gorgeous day in Denver, Colorado. Hope every debt buddy is going to enjoy their Easter weekend here. It couldn’t be any more perfect in my opinion. Uh, this time of year, like I’ve said before, I love a crisp morning a day where it’s warm, but you get in the shadows and it might be a long sleever a Hoodie Day, but in the sun it’s just take a little nap. So loving it a wish I was outside but have some work to do. And the priority right here right now is to be with my water damage Denver people and just speak on some common household occurrences, mistakes, oopsies things that are inevitable, they’re going to happen. Um, you know, just in the course of time it’s bound to happen. And what I want to have a discussion about today is what should it be taken seriously?

What should you think twice about before you just wipe it up with, you know, the dirty towels over in the corner. Um, and what should maybe be paid attention to as far as, um, I guess not only short term, you know, kind of visible, uh Oh, what happened type thing but also mid range to longterm thoughts. Well on what reality could be as far as damage that you may or you may not see. And I think probably, you know, it’s kind of one of those things that a lot of us think of as, oh yeah, I can remember this sort of thing happen in a bunch when I was a little kid or you know, as I grew up and we did our best to just clean it up and we did a great job and we survived. Kinda like with a lot of the stuff we hear these days, oh all of a sudden eggs are bad for ya.

Ate a ton of eggs. When I was a little kid tell my mom fed me for breakfast. I wasn’t allowed to have sugary cereal and that was my breakfast and all of a sudden they’re bad. I thought they were good. Who knows? Tomorrow, it’ll probably be totally different, but we get this new late breaking information every day. Things that, you know, we did as youngsters are back in the day and everything seemed to turn out fine. So, um, with a lot of stuff that we talk about with the technology that we’re, we are able to use, um, you know, we, we don’t want people to be indifferent to it. Uh, we just want them to be knowledgeable, understanding of kind of what they may have on their hands and you know, all the ways it’s kind of up to the customer, the client, the property owner to decide kind of what action they’re going to take.

And it’s all good. At the end of the day, it’s their decision. Thank God we still leave in live in a free country and not sure how much longer that may or may not be the case. But for now, we get to make a lot of our own decisions and hopefully we’re responsible and we take our own, uh, health and safety into account, our families, our friends, anybody that might be entering or I’m inhabiting our work or home space. So let’s start, uh, let’s start this discussion about some things that just kind of happen here and there and, um, what do we do? So the reason that I, I kinda had this subject matter come to my mind was a job that I went out and talked through with a gentleman this last week. And, um, he just, you know, he’s kind of dragging his feet, wasn’t sure what he wanted to do.

Um, I had received the referral from an insurance agent probably almost a week prior to when this gentleman actually gave me a call. So I knew about it. I had reached out to him on the phone by email and I just hadn’t gotten a response. Well, uh, when he finally reached out to me, he said, yeah, I, I do have what I think might be an issue out here. And could you come and take a look? Absolutely be happy to, what does it cost? It doesn’t cost you anything. We want to give you a snapshot of what you’re dealing with. It might be, it might not be anything and that’s awesome. And if it is, we’ll shake hands. We’ll, I’ll go on my way and no big deal. It’s totally fine. This is what we do for the Water damage Denver community and you know, for anybody that we can help out.

But his question was, do I have water damage Denver, do you have water damage? We’re going to find out. But, uh, he, he wanted to know, um, kind of what the reality of his situation was and what he saw. And what he kind of figured out was that all of a sudden one day there was a corner of his carpeting and his guest bedroom that was wet and he thought his cats were being naughty using that little corner for bathroom. So that’s where their mind went primarily. And they, I don’t know if they tried to clean it up or just soak it up or whatever, but uh, next day it was the same and maybe even just a little bit more, um, saturated. So I didn’t smell and he started kind of wondering what’s going on because the back of this room shared a wall on the other side with his master tub.

So I was actually pretty impressed with the way he went about it. He got, uh, you know, kind of vigilant and cut a little access hole and sure enough he exposed the back of his bathtub and there was a little hose kind of connection thing was dripping and it wasn’t like spraying, it wasn’t gushing out. It was a just a nice steady drip, drip, drip, drip, Kinda that tempo and so obvious, not something that you want to see. And uh, so he actually, again, in my opinion, I mean he got right to work and whatever he did, it made that drip stop. So like we’ve talked about before, that’s the first step in water damage Denver, is that we want to eliminate the source. You know, if it’s a broken pipe, it’s a failing connection, whatever the cases, that’s our first course of action getting, making the, the source stop.

So he did that and he did it well. What he didn’t really understand was what, how long that had been doing that, what damage it it had done already. So that was his question for me. And one of, one of the things are actually kind of a number of things but kind of summed up into one little nice packages. We have tools, we have instruments, we have technology that allow us to diagnose, um, changes in temperature, changes in moisture, um, relative humidity, um, without necessarily tearing apart drywall. You know, getting real invasive and we use those, we have those in our trucks all the time and we use those to assess water damage DENVER, we use them to assess mold damage or the, actually I should say the possibility of mold damage because unless you’re, you visually see mold, you don’t necessarily make that statement.

There are some times you walk into a room or into kind of a certain area and you can feel it kind of gives you the creepy crawlies. Um, that’s not something that’s typically a respected on any sort of, uh, inspection report you can’t just put down. Yeah, I felt some creepy crawlies and I think there’s no, nope. I’m often the first thing you, you, you sent, you can sense it, but obviously if you see it or if you bring a indoor environmental specialist in to run tests and to give you a den definitive numbers on what sorts of mold may be present. That’s a, that’s where you start to make a game plan for that. In any case, getting back to this gentleman situation, he just wasn’t sure. And underneath, um, this particular home, it was just a crawl space. And so he didn’t know, you know, I mean, he tried to get down there and look around a bit, but um, is pretty tight. And as a matter of fact, this potential particular home had, um, a very interesting barrier, um, stapled to all of the Joyce under the home. And it had some blown in insulation. So pretty, pretty nice little clean setup as far as installation for under the home, but very difficult to get actually in there and find out what was, what and be able to see exactly what the water may have done underneath. However, um, in the master bathroom when we pulled up

a rug mat bat from right by the the master bath, it was obvious there was quite a bit of moisture under that linoleum. You could see quite a quite a dark stain, um, that, you know, wasn’t supposed to be there. But upon further inspection and just using a couple of our instruments, it was obvious that it was pretty wet under that linoleum. There’s no way that’s drying out on its own. So, um, unfortunately, you know, it was pretty obvious real quick that, that that linoleum floor floor covering would need to be taken up to assess the dam, you know, the kind of the condition of that sub floor plus, you know, obviously get it dried out on the other side on, on the, the guest bedroom side where he had initially found that moisture. Um, upon further inspection, just kind of starting to pull things back.

Uh, there unfortunately was mold growing along, um, a significant portion of the tax trip. So at that point, whenever we find mold, that’s it. That’s where we have to isolate. We have to contain, there’s no more demo or any sort of invasiveness that can be done. There’s no way we would want to disturb that and make an airborne or do anything to exacerbate the problem. So, um, it wasn’t a lot of area that was damaged, but um, it was, you know, it’s something that he’ll need to make a claim on and we’re in the process of assessing, you know, what our costs are and what the rebuild cost for him will be and it’s going to be his best option to go ahead and file that claim and hopefully have it approved and we able to get some work done for them and get them all dried out, good, any growth taken care of and um, just make sure that that, um, issue with his supply lines there to his bathroom doesn’t ever happen again, but good for him.

You know, waterlines and homes fail all the time, little fixtures, you know, sometimes plumbing just kind of deteriorates under a sink or you know, the little faucets deteriorate and get some corrosion and start leaking and so pretty common thing. And so that, in my opinion, he did a great job of identifying that and getting after it himself and doing the best he could. And you know, unfortunately for him, he did have to ultimately have a professional come in and help, you know, get in to get him back on the road to, to have in a safe and healthy home. Um, but other things that, you know, we deal with quite often. And uh, there again, you know, the way we kind of used to address it may not be the same. We would today, again, because of this technology and these instruments that we can come in and use to help you guide people in the correct direction.

So I have kids most I think still, even though, um, I guess rates have gone down as far as what, what the amount of children people have anymore. But the average family, I believe the still the average is 2.1 children. So as any parents know out there, your little ones love to play in the bath. They love to get rowdy, they love to splash, they love to make a mess. And we do all sorts of things to try to protect against that. We try to teach them what they can and can’t do good luck whether or not those rules are followed. Um, you know, I don’t know. I was, I can remember being a kid like it was yesterday and I know all of the crazy things I did in the bathtub. So I am sure that I made a mass more than once. And I’m not exactly sure how my parents dealt with it, but I know with my children, there were many, many times where all sorts of water got everywhere.

I’m in the bathroom and I don’t think my mind was in the place. Uh, it certainly, you know, it was several, several years ago where I wasn’t really in fulltime restoration at that point, more than other types of textile cleaning. And so just like anybody else, I did my best to kind of clean things up, dry things up just with towels or whatever. Maybe, you know, brought in a fan and kind of try to get things dried out, flipped on those bathroom fans to try to exhaust, you know, a lot of them oyster and things in the bathroom. And probably I would say most of the time those sorts of things are going to be good enough. But in the event that you have a major amount of water or at least the possible major amount of water getting out, you don’t know, you’re not in there the whole time so you’re not really sure exactly.

You know, how much water was splashed all over the place. If your carpet is soaked, you know, I mean if it’s a hard surface water flows, it finds its easiest method or route of escape. So any events that would be close, any cracks in, um, you know, maybe from the sub to the wall, water’s going to find its way. It just is. And so if, if that’s happened, if it happens and you just curious as to did this really go too far, type thing called big foot. See if you have water damage DENVER, we want to help will come out and we’ll take a peek with ya and I will show you everything that we see and we’ll explain if there’s anything to be concerned about. I would say most of the time there’s really not, but it’s just one of those things to have a nice peace of mind.

You know, you want your home to be safe and, but you also want it to maintain its value and you don’t want to, you know, put yourself in a position where you know, whether it’s any time, sooner or later, have a situation that you know, throws a big Hitchen a purchase or a sale of a home. So anyway, all sorts of things happened with little ones on the inside. Just take a peek, do your best to clean up, called bigfoot if you need any assistance. So rather than going into other examples of things that you know, kind of go in, go on or potentially would go on inside the house to create water damage DENVER, we’ll just wrap this up by taking a, a quick, quick look at things that can happen outside. And really there’s, there’s just a couple of things that may happen and I know it happens.

Been at my folks’ House a few times with respect to their water, a sprinkler system failing and just running constantly and the problems that that caused in their basement with the ground getting just saturated with water and eventually coming up and, and flooding their basement. I want to say that’s happened probably three or four, maybe even five times now. It’s a huge, huge challenge every single time. And I think after about the third time that they got water damage then where they rip that carpet out and put in hard surface and said, we’re not doing this anymore. So they, uh, they had to drop major money and kind of remodel their whole basement to just not have to go through quite the event. You know, it’s still gonna be a pain if it happens again, but at least there’ll be suck in water off of hard ceramic tile as opposed to ripping carpet and pad out.

The other thing, and we just had a claim, um, that we held out with not too long ago was with a gentleman, um, out in the garden or something using his hose, uh, from his water spigot and just forgot to turn it off. And so that thing ran overnight. And pretty much the same sort of scenario is as my folks’ house had just, there was enough groundswell throughout the night or however long that this a hose was going on that eventually it did flood his basement as well. And you know, it wasn’t a lot of damage, but there again, with our instruments and our diagnostic tools, we were able to go in and show him the exact, uh, you know, extent of things as far as where the go water got to. Um, you know, the moisture content in the walls, he had, um, plaster walls, so a little more difficult than others to, to dry out, but it, it was a pain for them to have to go through that.

And, um, there again, he, he probably could have tried to do a lot of this himself by saying, oops, I forgot to turn the water off, all, you know, just put some fans on down here and in college. Good. Well, I’m not going to suggest to what may have happened if that, uh, that would have been his decision, but it wouldn’t have been a good one. So we went through a process, you know, he, he, um, he’s a great guy to work with, but, uh, it would, you know, I’m sure it wasn’t the way they wanted to spend some of their money and certainly, you know, process from start to finish was probably about a week or so. And so that’s never fun to have strangers needing to come over every day to check moisture levels and, and to, you know, come into your home and, um, you know, for any, anything, you know, obviously we’re trying to help them out, but you’d rather have your house to yourself.

So, um, household stuff, things that again happen, it’s going to be inevitable and we will never force you to, uh, kind of make a decision one way or the other. But our, our model will always be to help the Denver community to educate, um, to assist if there is ever any water damage DENVER, we couldn’t be any more sincere when we say we’re here for you when disaster strikes count on big foot and, uh, will, will help make that problem go away. Even if you’re curious, even if you’re not quite sure, please reach out to us. Um, if you do have anything that would make you concerned that you might have water damage Denver or mold, uh, we want, we want to hold your hand along the way and, uh, give you that peace of mind that a, you’re good to go in. Um, in any case, so pleasure. Have a great weekend. Talk soon.