Good morning water damage Denver friends want to give you a little bit of time and attention to your home, your property, things that you can do to combat potential water damage, Denver potential smoke damage, potential fire damage, mold, all the things that we actually do to make money. The reason that we try to get so many podcasts out there is to help in any way that we can to prevent you legitimately needing our services. Kind of sounds a little backwards, but a good portion of the education that we try to bring in these podcasts. That’s exactly what it’s for.
We also like to update you on some of our water damaged and for jobs. Some of our different types of um, situations we’ve ran into and kind of update you along the way as far as how the job is progressing, what’s going right, what’s going wrong in a sense that maybe there’s challenges that weren’t initially seen that pop up and how we deal with them and how sometimes we have to modify, modify, scope, modify approach to make sure that the job is done exactly how it needs to be. So that’s a, that’s what we’re doing today. We’re going to talk a little bit about a job that we’ve mentioned, um, in a couple of prior engagements with you.
And so just as a refresher for what I’m going to be talking about today is a water damage Denver job that we were asked to come out to take a look at about a week and a half ago. So it was a Sunday morning and I’m starting to get messages, um, via a social platform that, um, the scowl said, Hey, we have a kitchen leak we have, or a leak from our kitchen sink. Think we have potential water damage Denver and can you please come take a look. So when somebody reaches out and clearly has a problem, you know, they’re not, nobody’s going to reach out to a water damage Denver company to to just say, Hey, like you to come out and chat and, you know, try to find bad news in my house. Try to find something that’s gonna be probably a time thing for us, an emotional thing for us. Maybe a money thing for us. Nobody’s gonna do that unless they have a legitimate concern. So what we, uh, I mean there’s often times we like to get a little bit more information, but in the case of a water damage Denver job, um, you know, it’s something that, you know, most everybody can diagnose, have got a leak, have got this going on in my home. I’m concerned who, I know I can’t do it myself. Can you please come off with your professional opinion? So, um, was able to get over there later that morning, early afternoon.
And the first thing that we do obviously is we want to know is this a flood? Are we talking about crazy water damage Denver, are we talking about, you know, kids swimming in the basement or, or not? And in this case, no. You know, we had a bike mat that we have our exercise bike on up against our wall. We got a new bike. So we pulled that mat away as we’re, you know, getting the old bike out and new bike in and we noticed this, um, weird warping and standing on our wood floor in the basement. So good enough information. We know it’s something we know. It’s not crazy where, you know, it needs to be gotten to literally ASAP. Everybody drop everything and get over these people’s house. So, uh, anyways, on that trip over, um, yeah, it was interesting again, they thought they had a leak, a leak from their kitchen sink, which made sense. You know, it was pretty close to being right over the, um, right over kind of where the damage was in the basement. But again, like I’ve mentioned in previous episodes, you know, we’ve got tools that we can determine change in temperature and change, change in moisture, content of the material and
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based off kind of what those instruments told us, it, it probably wasn’t the, the kitchen sink that was leaking nor upstairs, you know, did it show any signs, cabinetry, floor, every, all the levels were fine there.
so anyway, as the story goes, as we’ve talked [inaudible] we talked about before, um, you know, we set up a time to go out and just do some minor cuts, try to try to chase this moisture thing. My suspicion was that it was from an old water spicket outside. Um, but when we went out and just pulled the baseboard trim, there was lots of mold behind the baseboard trim. So he shut her down, wrote new protocol, explain to the homeowner what, uh, we would need to do to move forward and [inaudible].
Made a new plan. So anyway, kind of long story short for now. Um, you know, we suggested at some point for the air quality to be tested, to have an independent company come out, um, do their whole very comprehensive testing to make sure we, we knew exactly the types of, um, growth we were looking at. Make sure the air quality in the home,
what’s noted so that we could work, um, to achieve something that was super safe for the homeowners. If, if the air quality was bad, there’s anything floating around that that shouldn’t be. Um, and that was something that was very important to the homeowner to get done right away. So, um, they had that company come out and do their thing and usually we can get a rush on these results so we can get right after whatever needs, uh, needs attention. And in fact, the air quality sample and the testing that these people, uh, were reported with, it all came back reasonable. It all came back with, um, levels relative to the rest of the environment. We’ve talked about that before, how, you know, just about everywhere. If you run a test, you can come up with, you know, certain levels of F, of strains of growth and you know, just whatever.
But it’s relative to the environment you’re living in. If you’re living in a heavily wooded area, if you’re living in the desert, it’s all relative to what, what the environment is. So knowing that there were really no major, major concerns with respect to this test that came back, we can now go in and set up proper containment. But, uh, that area that we’ll be doing some cutting in under negative pressure, uh, that is, you know, air filtration just to make sure that, um, you know, as we cut, as some of these, as we, you know, try to get invasive into some of these areas that have growth on the drywall, on the baseboard, on the wood floor, that um,
you know, it’s all safe, all good to go. And again, based off what this independent party reported, we can now go in and confidently just isolate this one area and as long as we do our job, which is to set up proper containment, like I said, uh, install the proper equipment inside containment to filter the air to dehumidify, to basically, um, to eliminate the moisture as we cut. And then as we properly bag and dispose of the drywall, the trim, the wood floor, everything that, um, was affected by the water damage Denver initially, whatever that is, we still haven’t found that out. But, um, as we do that, and then finally as we wrap up the demolition and hopefully chase and locate the source and ultimately eliminate the source. Another thing we do is then prepare the inside of the, of that isolation chamber, um, before we step out. So that requires HEPA vacuuming, wet wiping. Um, we need to thoroughly process the inside before then we step back out, um, with ourselves and with the bags of the content as well. So, um, we will be performing that in a couple days and may just jump back on and given kind of a final update as far as what, um, what we found, how we decided to proceed. So we will do that probably. Maybe. I think so. But until then you stay safe.