Hello and welcome to Bigfoot restoration repair. We go over a few jobs that we had done, uh, in the previous weeks, how we mitigated it and how we took care of, uh, the water damage Denver jobs, uh, that we come across. So this particular job that we had done not too long ago was a leak that was coming from the roof of a house into an attic. Um, and this particular attic had blown in or it had a, a foam blown in foam insulation, which is designed to stick to the walls there to give you, uh, you know, a good insulation there. Um, issue you’ve run into when you have this type of, um, foam insulation is if you get water behind it, it has to get removed. So there’s particular water damage. Deborah job had that a leak in the, um, it’s a new home build, fairly new within six months, and they had a leak in the, the roof, which then got behind this insulation.
So unfortunately or fortunately, um, it’s a difficult job. Um, but it was sporadic, so it wasn’t in one particular area. So what they um, told us to do. We worked with a particular contractor and what they wanted us to do on this, uh, water damage, Denver job was to remove all the blown in or the, uh, blown in foam insulation, which sticks to the wall. So, um, very, very detail oriented job. Uh, you have to scrape all the foam blown in insulation. There are the foam installation in order to get to the water damage Denver area that was affected. So to get to the, uh, the framing of the house. So first of all, anytime you’re dealing with an addict and it is difficult to, to walk around to move, it’s not really designed for um, do any type of work up there or anything like that. So, um, you’re walking on framing and you were putting down boards to try and walk on it, but um, it kinda goes to a triangle around the edges, which you have to lay on your back or your stomach in order to scrape these as well. So, um, very difficult time consuming project.
We, um, started out just kind of scrape and see now things are going, what tools work best for this particular water damage, Denver job. And unfortunate what we came to was just hand tools and scrapers. Um, some of the bigger pieces break off and, but you are left with just doing everything else with a hand scraper, uh, to get to the framing. So the amount of square footage was roughly, uh, attic space. You know, everything was about 900 square feet of foam insulation on this particular water damage Devore job that needed to be scraped off. So once you scrape it, then it’s all on the ground. So you’re left with, how do we remove this? So we initially tried to bag everything just with trash bags and throw the trash bags down. But, um, once you start scraping, they get really fine smaller pieces. Um, so we just knew there had to be a better way.
Um, you know, this is something we deal with water damage, Denver jobs all the time and attic and stuff like that. But sometimes you run into something you just don’t see on a regular basis. And you know, we knew we could handle, we knew we could get it dry. We knew we could never move all that. It’s just how efficient could we be and what method was the best method to use to remove this. So, uh, we decided to go with a, um, there was a four inch vacuum we could use. Um, that sucks. All this out goes to a machine that then grinds up everything. It’s sucks and it’s bagged itself. So we, uh, decided that would be our best method. Uh, you just simply stand up there and you pack him everything. He break things apart. Uh, so it fits within the hose there, but that’s so much better than a dust pan and up in a broom and a shovel to get all the foam insulation out.
So, um, now when you break these up, these, uh, they go into huge trash bags, probably the size half the size of a Volkswagen bug. So it, um, um, they’re cloth bags. So we figured we wouldn’t need too many, didn’t seem too bad, but we, uh, started out that we, uh, seemed to do a good portion of that, the house up there in the attic and we used up two of those bags. So we knew, um, it was probably going to be anywhere from 15 to 20 sizes on this particular water damage Denver job, 15 to 20, um, large bags that were going to end up using for this, which was, um, pretty crazy. Once you start doing a, you get six, seven, eight of them, uh, it’s like having, you know, three, four cars and we had to store over there. And, uh, the whole other issue was how do we remove these off the property.
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And, uh, fortunately with the big foot restoration, we have other vehicles. Uh, we have a large transit van and we’re able to, uh, put things in and make, uh, some trips back and forth and get it off a site. So, uh, we went ahead and just, it was a matter of just breaking up all these foam pieces, sucking them in. Um, somebody, man, the, uh, the trash bag itself and made sure it was filling up properly and uh, didn’t fall over or anything like that. Uh, it’s gas powered, so we had to continue to add gas on this, um, unit as well. But you know, once we, uh, fortunately been doing restoration business for many, many years and we’re able to, uh, kind of get a system down with our, our people and on this particular water damage Denver job, um, then they thought it would only do be three days and we knew the scraping itself.
Um, this is our contract just talking, thinking it was only going to be three days and then they could bring in the new guys that had dry out, bring in new foam installation, fix the roof in the problem would be taken care of. But this, uh, the scraping itself took four days, which we worked straight through. And then the vacuuming and breaking apart and bagging the foam insulation on this water damage number job took another three days. So we had seven days, um, that we worked in. Any time you’re dealing with water damage, anything like that we had to, time is of the essence, so you don’t want things sitting around or, so we generally will work straight through and then we did on this particular job, so we worked seven days straight to get it done. Um, it’s just kinda the nature of our business.
And, uh, with Bigfoot restoration, we knew we had to get this done. A homeowner was kind of anxious about, um, getting things sealed and getting into properly done, um, roof repaired. So on this water damage Devore job, um, it was a, a, a seven day job that we worked, uh, for morning tonight, getting it done. Um, and we felt that we made adequate time on that. Had enough people up there. Um, yeah, you probably could have gotten another vacuum in there, but, um, these are on big trailers and so it would have difficult to made them side by side out. So we used one vacuum and was able to do this water damage Denver job at a reasonable timeframe.
So once we removed everything you could see then on the framing of the house, um, which areas were a little bit so wet to where the, uh, leak in the roof. It happened, but the water can do funny things and traveled along the frame. Um, kinda came out another side. And so it, uh, it was in multiple areas. Once we finally got, got everything removed out, you’re able to see it. Uh, addicts generally get pretty warm. So it, uh, uh, just needed a dehumidifier up there to, to pull that moisture out. But the heat to the, uh, the warm air rising in the attic there, um, we’d know we’d have this dried out in another day. So we gave him two days to that. We’d use this dehumidifier on this particular water damage, the Denver job, and it would be dry completely. And so they would do that.
So our, our job was over once we got that in there, um, and everything dried out the dehumidifier in there. So this water damage Denver job took us, um, seven days of actual labor. Um, two days of a D made a fire and within nine days, everything was dry. Uh, they repaired the roof and was getting ready to once again blow in the foam insulation and everything would be taken care of. So, um, we had another one to do, but, uh, you know, we based on our pricing system, we, um, in the labor intensive, they kind of put it out to a bid and there’s always somebody, unfortunately, it can be cheaper than you, but, uh, you usually get what you pay for. And so we, um, didn’t get the second job, but that’s just kind of has the nature of the business. And, um, but we did an awesome job on this first one here and, um, dried it out and everything was fine. So we took care of addicts. So any, any type of water damage, timber jobs that come up, whether it’s attic or basements or, or in the house itself, a big foot restoration can take care of that.