Hello, welcome to big foot restoration and repair. We will discuss some water damage Denver jobs today and kind of what a, what job we had done this week and what we did to take care of it. Um, so this particular job was, um, quite large hand. It’s a quite unusual how water can affect a home and, and how different ways in which water can enter the home. So this particular water damage Denver job, um, had a, actually a fire suppression system go off accidentally and inside that system, obviously there’s chemical and there’s water in there. Um, pressurized water that um, by design is supposed to help put out the fire. But when it goes off, um, for no reason it can certainly cause some damage as well. And, and instead of it taking care of a fire, this water damage Denver issue can then cause more severe damage throughout with your content, um, flooring and everything else.
And it can be quite upsetting when this happens if it’s not designed to go off or not supposed to go off. So that’s a water loss. We had dealt with her previously or in the last week or so, um, on this particular one. And we worked with a contractor who gave us a call and we were the second restoration company on the job. Um, so they had done some of the work force probably, um, not exactly how we would’ve done things, but, um, when we got there they had torn up some, some hardwood floors and uh, some carpet and set up some drying equipment. So on each water damage Denver job, each company’s going to do it a little bit different maybe. Um, ultimately we all want the same end product or end results there. Um, but obviously, um, no two companies generally will do it exactly the same.
So they, um, got a little bit aggressive we believe. But, um, it was what it was when we got there. And so we, when we got there, we had a few things to assess and what needed to be done. Um, with this particular job we used our infrared cameras to see kind of where, how much was wet still. Um, it had been two days since we got there. And so we wanted to, to evaluate still what was wet, a drywall insulation, um, content, stuff like that. So, um, to see within these walls on most of our water damage to ever jobs, we’re going to use our infrared cameras to see within drywall and, and it helps us get a pinpoint of, of how much is wet and where we need to go from there. So on this, uh, job, we used our, it was on the third floor of a three story home, so unfortunately it couldn’t have been any higher than what we had there. Um, but it started in a master bedroom, so that a ceiling of a master bedroom. So when you have that leaky, it started to sprayed there, um,
through the, uh, the master bedroom and bath down into a family room, which was underneath that and hallway in, down into a rec room, which was underneath that. So pretty severe damage there. Um, for three rooms or three areas or three floors, I should say. Um, so on this, uh, job, we always start, you try and start at the point of, of where things originated and that kind of helps you get an idea of how it’s spread out and where it went and, and what possibly could be damaged underneath. So on this water damage Denver job, we started at the master bedroom. Um, most of the flooring and baseboards were removed by that time we got there. And so, um, we didn’t have to do much. Fortunately they were, um, there was some tile that they were getting ready to, to remove, which wasn’t necessary, but um, so that was saved.
So, um, the main thing with that, the tile, it can take maybe a little bit longer to dry things out then, um, then let’s just say carpet or anything like that so the water can penetrate through there and getting to the sub floor and stuff like that. So, uh, may take a little bit longer. When you have a water damage Denver job that affects tile, um, if you can expose underneath that your best option. And fortunately with this one, it, the tile was on the top floor. And so we went underneath and was able to remove the floors or the ceiling underneath and expose the sub floor to the tile. So that gives us the greatest amount of success when we can do that. So we felt comfortable that we were drawing out the tile as well.
So in doing that, we, um, set some dehumidifiers necessarily didn’t need any air movers in there, but, um, set some dehumidifiers and that, uh, certainly pulls the moisture as much moisture as possible, um, and gets it down to a normal level with the intention of getting down to a normal level. So that’s all what was done in the master bedroom and bath. Um, now with this particular product, it kind of has a greasy, what feels like a greasy mixture with the water. And so when this sprayed, it went on all of the content, the walls and floors. Um, and so not only are we drawing things out, we now then have to clean all the items as well that were touched or sprayed on by this, uh, fire suppressant.
So underneath the, uh, main or master bedroom was a family room and hall, carpeted family room and [inaudible] hall was hardwood floor. Uh, ceilings were all affected on that in a way. We knew him. That was B because of the him for red camera that we use the flir. So like I said, I’m most water damage Demmer jobs. We use the flir to pinpoint the amount of water and where it is and that gives us a good indication of what we need to do. So this one was pretty easy to see. Um, they had a recessed ceiling and so in these uh, recess ceilings, the drywall all was affected, wasn’t severely, but it was enough to where, um, they have insulation between the floors and that, um, has to be removed as well. So when that gets wet, it can dry over time if you can get some air pumps, Mayer in there and stuff like that.