What’s up water damage Denver friends. It is yet another incredibly intriguing episode of the Bigfoot restoration podcast of gold coming to you live from a part of Denver that I won’t let you know that I’m at. I don’t need all of the water damage Denver stockers to rush the area that I happened to be in. But let’s just say I’m in the South region of the city today. And what I want to talk to you about for the next few minutes is what exactly do we use as a water damage Denver company to deal with the jobs that we are faced with on a daily basis. Now, we’ve talked about the fact that we do obviously all kinds of fires, smoke and mold jobs, and we might talk a little bit about mold in this episode, but really, um, the type of equipment, the major type of equipment that we have and operate every day is for water damage Denver jobs.
And so let’s get into just a few of the tools and devices that we use to help, um, all of our clients when they have a water damage. Denver issue to both. Um, kind of identify what the source is if they need help with that, but also what the extent of the water damage Denver, uh, what the extent of everything is. And also, um, in the effort to get things dried up and mitigated and back to a place where everything’s blow dry standard, everything’s ready for build back and ready to get the insured’s life back to normal. So, uh, one of my favorite little devices that we operate and that I have with me right now, and pretty much everywhere I go is a little meter that’s a Fleur and I believe the device is a M seven 60 or something like that. Anyway, it doesn’t remember if things, it will show a change in temperature, it will give us relative humidity readings.
It will give us dewpoint readings, it will give us some obviously temperature readings, but it will also give us moisture content levels. It’s got a pad and it’s got different things you can look up to. It probes to put on two different surfaces, maybe pro back in beyond what you can feel on the surface and get an idea of the extent of moisture that’s in the material that you’re concerned about. It will also do a number of other things. Uh, it will help you moisture map a bit and kind of give, give you an idea of which areas are wet in a home, you know, in a workplace.
Um, so that’s one of the first tools that we use when we’re first called out to a water damage Denver job to kind of get an idea of what’s going on, what the extent of the damages without cutting into walls. Um, getting too invasive. That’s a device that we rely on heavily and as we work through the job and continue to check those same levels to make sure we’re getting progress, it’s definitely a tool that goes back with us to the job every single time that we make a trip. Another tool kind of like that, not, not nearly as technical, but definitely something that we can use for every water damage. Denver job is a moisture probe, which is just simply a device that has two prongs that come down. And we use it for soft, soft goods. So mainly for carpet. And again, it’s just something that if we can, um, simply poke these prongs into the carpet and into the pad, it will beep, beep, beep very lightly or heavily depending on the amount of moisture.
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But in any case, if there’s any moisture, it will sound a little alarm and there’ll be no, no question that there’s at least some amount of moisture in that specific area. And it’s helpful because a lot of times, um, homeowners especially will say, Hey, I’ve got a little leak in the basement down here. It only goes to here. And so I just say, okay, and tell me a little bit more. Well, my toilet leaked and there’s the bathroom there and it just came right out, you know, into the hallway here and it’s wet up to here. So I put some towels on it and this is how far it made it. Okay. And perhaps that’s true. True. But probably 95, six, 7% of the time, it’s not really accurate. And that’s what this device does is it allows us to probe that area. And when we hear those beeps it suggests that we do in fact have moisture, maybe not right on the surface, but somewhere in the backing of the pad or the sub floor and that area needs to be pulled back.
And you know, just depending on the type of loss attended to, we’ll just leave it at that. But it also, you know, sometimes people just kind of have a misconception of where the water went. So they might be looking out into the hall and again saying, you know, this is the extent of the water damage, Denver, we know this is it. Just to go back to here, say, okay, so you probe around that area and maybe, maybe it goes out, maybe say another foot or foot and a half from where they felt it on top. And so you’ve got your area there, but also the bathroom probably shares walls with, um, with a couple of other rooms, not just the hallway where the door is. And so even though you know, the person might’ve thought that it just kinda stayed contained in the bathroom and went right out the doorway in the hall, again that might not be a hundred percent accurate.
So you want to check for water damage Denver in those rooms that share the walls. Again, just poke, you know, these, these little probes right along the tax strip. And there again, you know, it’s quite often that we get moisture level readings that uh, you know, again, folks didn’t think about, they thought that water damage Denver, it was contained to just the bathroom and the little bit going out the doorway when in fact it did get, you know, kind of under the walls and into the, the rooms that share walls with the bathroom. So those two devices are super cool, super helpful in kind of the immediate response that we make to people’s homes for water damage Denver jobs. Now, once we have gotten an idea of the extent of everything and put kind of a plan in place, we then have to use a number of things to extract the water.
Usually our truck Mount machines will do that. Those absolutely destroy water damage. Denver, they will suck out tons and tons of water and we use those primarily to extract. And there’s different tools that you can hook up to those truck Mount machines that really make fast work of getting a lot of moisture out of carpet, padding, things like that. If it’s hard surface, you can use a hard surface tool just to basically operate as a pump to get as much water out of that water damage Denver area and uh, you know, then proceed to try to dry the structure and to dry everything out. So a lot, a lot of big, big powerful machines go into that. [inaudible] followed up by drying equipment. So after we’ve got everything possibly extracted that we can, we then don’t want to just leave, um, at that point and, and um, certainly would never insinuate that the water damage Denver has been remediated at that point.
There’s more work to do. So again, depending on a number of things, not going to get super specific here, but the two most, um, typical types of drying equipment are fans. And dehumidifiers. So dehumidifiers are devices that will literally pull moisture from anywhere and everywhere in the environment that they’re in. So if there’s, you know, if we install those into a basement that’s, you know, had water damage Denver and so carpet. So, uh, you know, the framing, the drywall, baseboards, you know, everything that it’s touched, putting those machines in, we’ll start to pull moisture out of all of those, those goods, all of that material and um, helps significantly in, uh, in speeding up the drying process from the water damage timber. So the next, uh, drying device would seem fairly obvious, but we have many, many fans as well as most water damage Denver companies do.
And it really is kind of a case by case situation as far as how many fans are needed and what sort of configuration. But it’s all done very strategically. And when we are allowed to place the correct amount in to a home or workspace, we can typically, you know, setting up if we’re, if, if the job dictates that bringing fans in is okay. That just helps dramatically get everything dried up as long with the dehumidifiers will absolutely knock out most water damage Denver jobs in a very, very efficient manner. So, um, air scrubbers are also other, another piece of equipment that we use. Again, just depending on the situation, the type of loss, if there’s any demo that needs to be done, if there’s any mold that’s, that’s present mold remediation and, and all that is kind of a different ballgame. But we do have several pieces of equipment for that, um, for those sorts of jobs.
And certainly mold does always start out, you know, as a water damage. Denver job is just, it is, it will turn into that problem if it’s let go, if it’s not discovered, if it’s not attended to that water damage. Denver small job, medium job, big job will turn into a much bigger one if mold is a result. So probably, um, probably something that most restoration companies [inaudible] would tell you if you ask them what type of equipment they operate. That’s just a few of the pieces that we use on a daily basis. And you have to have a lot of equipment and inventory to be a successful water damage timber company. So we, um, we have plenty to get you and your job taken care of. Should you ever have any sort of water damage Denver in your home or workplace? We sure hope you don’t, but uh, we, we will be there to help you if you need anything. Seven, two zero five, seven five foot is how you get ahold of us. If there’s absolutely anything that we can do to you do, to you do for you, we will not be doing anything to you except for making you hopefully a happy camper. If you do have a water damage, Denver’s situation. So Freudian slip there. We will do things for you, not to you. We appreciate, uh, any opportunity that we might have. We hope that you stay dry and safe and we will talk to you soon.