A water damage Denver number people up. Good. This is the latest edition of the big foot restoration podcast of gold. Hope you’re doing well. Hope that I can drop some information on you for the next 600 seconds or so.
I’m on my way to take a look at a water damage Denver job more specifically sounds like a toilet overflow now. Toilet overflow, I think you probably think the worst. Sometimes we do. Um, toilet overflows typically are from clogs, which means something clogged. The toilet line, which means something fairly contaminated is coming up over the toilet bowl onto the floor, making its way to the easiest way of escape and anything and everything in its way. It is touching and contaminating. Probably, I won’t get into the specifics right now of what a category three claim or water damage Denver situation necessitates, but just to be general by the book, it demands anything that the contaminated contaminated water touches must be removed.
Now you might think that’s crazy. That’s overkilled. That is not necessary. That’s just a way for a water damage Denver company to maximize the bill, to screw the homeowner or the insurance company out of money by performing unnecessary work. But there’s a reason that that standard was put in place and that standard was put in place because the risk of leaving materials that have been compromised by a category three situation are great. There is no doubt that any water damage Denver company, in fact, any, any homeowner could go into a little restroom area, bathroom of their home, find a toilet overflow
and start cleaning it up.
They can use towels, they can use their little, um, uh, w what back to get, you know, all of the standing water and all of the moisture up.
they can use fans.
They can then
get some sort of bleach or cleaning solution out to wipe down, you know, whatever surfaces they think were touched. But quickly before I talk about this, uh, project today, let’s discuss briefly some of those surfaces
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the contaminated water
So it probably sits next to your vanity, which even even higher end vanities are made up of a good amount of Prestwood with a veneer on top. It might have just kind of a little sticker panel that looks like wood that’s a nice printed pattern that makes it look like it’s wood. It might be kind of a, um, a panel that is real wood that is kind of adhered, stapled, nailed on to the outsides of the box.
It could be thicker thing. Maybe it’s all hardwood, which is very rare. I can’t imagine. I can’t remember the last time I saw a, um, bathroom vanity or cabinet that was 100% real wood. It just, it’s just not, not something that you see very often, but that, that pressed particle board, that pressed wood is incredible.
it’s like a sponge. It, it’s, it is an absorbent material and it’s, it’s probably a little bit negligent of us to think that, especially like the base of the vanity, if it’s sitting there with um, a constant,
constant, uh, constantly, you know, being kind of inundated with this nasty water that just the very surface is all that’s going to be affected. Now it’s going to soak up all of that like a sponge. It’s going to become inherently wet all the way through that particle board, that pressed material. Same thing with trim, lot of MDF, lot of, lot of um, kind of lower grade products that are made to look very nice and they do, but they’re cheaper and they’re used a lot in bathrooms. So that stuff’s very absorbent. Obviously the flooring of the bathroom, doesn’t matter if it’s linoleum or tile or wood or carpet, that’s going to take on a fair amount of moisture from a toilet overflow. But bathrooms are not watertight. They have Vince in them. They have a small gaps between the trim and the flooring.
They may or may not have a threshold at the door, but regardless that water is going to go wherever it can as easy as it can. And so if that means I’m pouring out through, you know, a, a corner of the bathroom that is slightly lower, that’s what it’s going to do. If it means going down an event, that’s what it’s gonna do. So there could be many, many other surfaces, rooms, whatever, uh, substrates, parts of the home that are affected from this contaminated water. And by the book, by the standard, any material that is not structural, it should be removed completely. Yes, we can give it a nice surface, wipe down, a nice surface, clean, apply all of the, uh, sanitizing agents, so on and so forth that will make it look good, smell good, whatever. But we have to keep in mind that the same stuff that we want to get rid of on the surface has made its way through to areas under the surface. And there’s no definitive way of being able to know for sure that there would be no concerns with that either immediately or down the road. So like so many of these water damage, Denver podcasts of gold have focused on what is, what is the risk, what is the monetary value of that risk? Are you willing to ignore it? Maybe not. Ignore it, maybe realize it,
but not act on it. And then
deal with potential consequences, consequences. Either you or someone else maybe saw the home, maybe it’s somebody else’s problem to deal with, not yours. Right? So, um, but we get a lot of pushback when it comes to that. It’s just not seen as necessary or it seen, it seems excessive
get it. But
we didn’t make these things up. We’re abiding by the standards. So anyway, here’s the deal for today. Just in the next couple of minutes, I’m going to put a bow on this thing, but a flooring store that we have worked with for decades, amazing family run company, sell every surface, every sort of floor covering you can imagine. Uh, they sell furniture, they sell all sorts of beautiful, beautiful things. Uh, yesterday, last night, um, they, uh, they were at a home installing some flooring. Sounds like on the main level.
one of the workers went downstairs to use the restroom, use the restroom, flush the toilet. According to them, everything was good. But at some point after that something wasn’t so good. And so they heard kind of a weird water running type noise as they were working and went back down to see the toilet over overflowing and you know, all sorts of stuff in bad, bad shape. So that is what I’m going out to look at.
decide if it was in fact category three something that is grossly contaminated water or just, you know, more of like a clean water overflow. Yeah, there it may have been water from the bowl, but if there was nothing in the bowl when it overflowed, we can potentially avoid, uh, the grossly contaminated water damage. Denver nightmare. And like I’ve said before, but I’ll say again, it is our last choice to make something any more complicated than it has to be. So truly, truly, truly, if a water damage Denver case is something that we feel comfortable with, categorizing as a category one that makes life easier on us, makes life easier on the person that’s occupying the property insurance company, everyone costs less, takes less time, all those great things. So we’ll go in, we’ll what the situation is, but bottom line is we’re going to help out this, this company that offers flooring materials get back hopefully in the good graces of their customer as soon as possible. It was an accident. They didn’t mean to make the water damage number situation happen, but it did and unfortunately it happened after it was something that they did. And it can be kind of a fluky thing sometimes. But as,
as a service person inside, at home, you know, you, you can be on the hook for,
for what happens when you’re in the customer’s home. So hopefully it’s not bad. Hopefully it’s something that we can get resolved fairly quickly and hopefully maybe even make this customer appreciate the, uh, their company even more for getting right on it and getting the situation resolved. Never a fun thing when we’re dealing with water damage, Denver’s situations, but when you have kind of a double party type thing here, it can get a little dicey. But we’re pretty, we’re pretty solid at navigating those relationships and those interpersonal dynamics and understanding how to make everybody happy in the end. So if you are unhappy, an unhappy person from a water damage Denver situation, or if you are a company that needs to have a water damage, Denver company on speed dial just in case type seven two zero five seven five three six six, eight into that phone, save it and know that you can rely on Bigfoot restoration and repair to help you in your time of need with your water damage dimmer situation. Hope that never happens, but in the case that it does, we’ll be there for you. And until then you stay safe.