Alrighty water damage Denver friends. It is another episode of the big foot restoration podcast of gold. Today we’re going to talk a little bit about where your mind goes when when you have that initial kind of realization that you’ve got a disaster on your hands. Had a bit of a brief episode myself, just a little bit ago. Um, my wife is at home and she said she wanted to take a bath but no hot water.

There could be a number of reasons for that. But in my line of work, in what we do every day where we see water damage Denver situations day in and day out, immediately my mind raised to uh, right. My wa hot water heater broke it rusted out, it flooded the basement. And so with my, with a huge lump in my throat, I asked her if she could please go down to the basement and check to see if the hot water heater had failed. And if, um, if I should maybe just go straight back to the shop, get a vehicle and come out to add on one more water damage Denver job to the day.

probably, um, I think I probably held my breath for about two minutes while she went and took a look downstairs, fully expecting to get a text back saying, um, yup, it’s up to my ankles, bring a truck home, being fans home, bring dehumidifiers home, get this water damage Denver out of my basement. But thankfully it’s dry now. I hope my wife doesn’t necessarily listen to this episode, but she can be known to not [inaudible] get incredibly thorough when diagnosing a situation. So I think I’ll take a little trip down there when I get home to make 100% sure that everything is going okay. Hoping it’s as simple as maybe just a pilot light went out, which I don’t know why that would happen, but I will definitely take that over a flooded basement. So where does your mind go when you have a hint that you might have a flood, whether it’s [inaudible], something like that where you’re not getting hot water and you’re worried about your 60 gallon

he’d arresting out and dispersing all over the place. Um, a noise Intel, a lot of times when you turn it outside hose bib on, there’s a very distinct noise that happens when you’ve got a pipe that’s uh, you know, frozen and is now expanding back. Um, once that, once that bib is turned on for the first time since the freeze, where does your mind go? What, what sort of thoughts run through your head when you encounter what you perceive to be a water damage? Denver’s situation from a soggy corner in your basement and you guys had a huge rainstorm the night before. What goes through your mind when you wake up to [inaudible] your fire alarm going off to a really nasty, dry, smoky smell, um, that, you know, maybe you forgot, you left a pot of boiling water on the stove and that boil dry and um, you know, you’re at risk for all sorts of smoke damage and hopefully that’s it. I’ll play. Nothing catches fire, but there’s all these little things that happen or can happen that can trigger your thought and kind of maybe send you to a dark place as far as what you’re going to have to deal with. But

Water Damage Denver | Where’s Your Mind At?

I think the, the common theme that we find when we’re dealing with a lot of customers dealing with a host of things, water damage, Denver smoke, uh, you know, just, it’s, it’s always so unexpected. Well not always, but most of the time, super unexpected and certainly it, it, uh, would make sense and it’s understandable that there’s that panic mechanism that sets in and, you know, maybe super over Loaming feeling. But yeah, really, you know, just kind of depends on what you’re dealing with. If it is water damage denver. I know we had a, um, a pretty crazy stent of, of nasty weather last night and we had multiple calls today for people. Um, in with water damage Denver, we had, um,

what, you know, really amounted to be very small occasions, you know, just a little bit of, you know, pad soaked and you know, maybe we’re able to diagnose and chase a, a failing, um, gutter or negative drainage. But those are the sorts of things that, you know, we kind of say it say all the time on this podcast is

if you have, if you are living in an area that has a torrential downpour or maybe two days of heavy rain or something and all of a sudden you have water damage Denver, you’ve got something clearly wrong in your basement or today, for whatever reason, this gal in her closet is where the problem started to materialize. Those things aren’t going to go away. It’s not going to magically not happen anymore. Um, because it’s, you know, maybe small or kind of insignificant or whatever, you know, especially if it’s small, especially if it’s insignificant. It’s a perfect time to not only call, you know, a mitigation company or a restoration company, a water damage, Denver company like Bigfoot to come out and take care of your issue. I use diagnostic tools to make sure that it’s not, um, something that, you know, you have moisture content and material of your home that you don’t see or you’re not, that’s not readily obvious.

Um, just because you have a couple square feet of wet carpet and you know, the dry wall doesn’t look soggy or feel, feel soft or anything like that, doesn’t mean that there’s not moisture content in that vertical structure. So those diagnostic tools that we bring with us to every job, especially water damage Denver jobs, we um, we’ll always take a look, give the customer a very comprehensive idea of what they have going on and give them options, but also attempt to do what the very first step is. And every water damage, timber job, any water job is to find an eliminate the source. So that’s a huge benefit of having a professional out is to not only fix the problem but to help diagnose the cause of the problem so that you don’t have to do this over and over and over again. Wrapping up a project for a gentleman right now who um, had a really interesting perspective when, you know, when I first met with him, he clearly had damage Denver, he clearly actually had mold unfortunately due to the attempt of trying to do a DIY job. But

his statement, and I’ll elaborate a little more on on this in a, in another episode was, you know, can we put something in the crawl space to, to divert this water that’s coming in through the ground and diverted over to a drain. And I don’t know what this gentleman does for a living, but I, I would almost guess he’s an engineer and was thinking in terms of, you know, basically preparing for what he felt was going to be constant with his home. Not about thought kinda cool actually. The way he described it. And you know, if it would work out the way he kind of theorized, then certainly he would probably avoid future water damaged and gross shoes because, uh, the way he spoke and the way he described what he was talking about, it would, it would probably do the trick, but why, why go to the, the time and the effort of having to fabricate something that you shouldn’t have to deal with.

And that was before we went and took a look, took a look at his outside space and determined pretty easily and quickly that he had a crown right in the middle of his little, um, kind of landscaped area right where that wall was in the basement. He also had a downspout that went down into a buried drain that we couldn’t find where the exit was. So in my mind, very quickly I was able to show him those two issues that I would, I would bet my house on those two issues being the culprit, one of the two maybe both being the core culprit for his water damage, Denver situation. And so very relatively speaking, easy fix, divert that water away from the home, put a slope on your landscaping right there as opposed to the crown, which is basically creating a trench which moves water back to the home. If there’s ever any significant downfall, plus the fact that you’ve got this downspout that goes into a drain that we don’t know, we can’t figure out where it comes out. So if that’s plugged, if it’s broken, if it’s disconnected somewhere down there, then yeah, that you’re literally,

you’re literally creating a channel for every drop of water that comes into that gutter above. And this is the lowest gutter on the roof line. So you’ve got probably spillage coming down from other gutters above coming into this gutter down this downspout and supposing that this magical drain that leads into the ground that we don’t know where it comes out. Can you imagine if there’s a break or a disconnection? Right? You know, right down under the ground somewhere. Uh, it’s seriously like the worst thing possible and it will continue to happen until it gets a fixed. And so rather than using his time, effort, money, whatever, to, you know, kinda throw up the white flag and say, okay, I’m going to deal with this and we’re just going to put a system in place to kind of the water in the crawl space. And once it an inevitably comes in over to a drain is so unnecessary and avoidable by just correcting the problem outside and not ever allowing the opportunity for the water damage Denver to occur.

So hope that that, uh, is of some benefit to you as you think about, um, being faced with a random kind of, um, surprise water damage, Denver call or what have you, you know, from somebody at your home and, um, you know, where’s your mind at after you get over that kind of initial shock again, for the millionth time, please have a plan in place. Please have a trusted mitigation company, restoration company that can come out and handle your water damage, Denver’s situation, your smoke, whatever you’ve got going on. And, um, or at least as a trusted resource to help get some information and find out, you know, in their opinion what you should do. So we sure hope that that company is big foot restoration. We are your water damage Denver experts. We are your resource for any questions with respect to water damage, fire damage, mold damage, or smoke damage. Seven two zero five, seven five foot is how you get ahold of us. We are ready to roll when you need us. Thank you so much for the consideration. Stay safe. We’ll talk to you soon.