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									                                             Restoration News
                                                        The Fall Issue
                                                                                                                                  October 2007

URI Opens A New Office In Atlanta, GA                                                               About URI…
                                                                                                    URI is an independent disaster recovery
                              Unlimited Restoration, Inc. (URI) is excited to announce that this
                                                                                                    company serving the East Coast and
                              month a new office/warehouse will have opened up in suburban
                                                                                                    Hurricane-torn areas of the U.S. The
                              Atlanta, GA. This office will allow URI to offer its’ customers
                                                                                                    company owns all of its restoration
                              better response coverage to Georgia, the Carolinas, as well as
                                                                                                    equipment, which includes trailer-
                              Florida and hurricane-damaged areas.
                                                                                                    mounted desiccant units, generators,
                                “We want to offer our friends in the south the same dependable,     portable de-humidifiers, air movers, water
  Donald Beck,
                                fair-priced restoration expertise and service that we have          extractors, air scrubbers, bobcats, electrical
  Manager, Atlanta Office       provided to our customers in the northeast for over fifteen         panels, satellite telephones, you name it!
                               years,” said Rodney Oneal, principal for URI. “It’s important that
                                                                                                    The company offers a great team of
everyone knows that we maintain the most updated drying and restoration equipment that the
                                                                                                    full-time field technicians, who average
industry has to offer. But, really, our biggest asset is our field people, and how knowledgeable
                                                                                                    five years of experience and are committed
they are in attacking a disaster situation.”
                                                                                                    to reducing business interruption!
This new location will be full-service (like all URI’s locations), offering customers initial
                                                                                                    For the best in the business,
emergency response, re-construction services, document and technical restoration services,
                                                                                                    call URI at 1.888.327.9664.
along with environmental and HVAC cleaning services.
The manager of the new Atlanta office will be Donald Beck, who
brings over 15 years of restoration and construction management
experience. The office location is at 2408 Lance Court, Loganville, GA
30052. Don’s cell is 404.550.8841. The toll-free number is
1.888.327.9664, and Don’s e-mail is dbeck@urinow.com.
URI is headquartered in Pottstown, PA, and also maintains
office/warehouses in Baltimore, MD, and Sterling, VA.


“Experience is not what happens to a man, it
is what a man does with what happens to him.”
Aldous Huxley, 1932

                                                                                                                    URI opens an office in Atlanta, GA
URI Responds To NYC Steam Pipe Explosion
                                On July 19th, at                The steam pipe, which is currently managed                     involved contents that had been affected by
                                6 pm, an under-                 by Con Edison, was installed in 1924. The                      a soot residue.
                                ground steam pipe               system supplies heat and air-conditioning to
                                                                                                                               The Chanin Building, an Art Deco structure
                                explosion tore                  many of the older office buildings in the area.
                                                                                                                               built in 1929, is 56 stories high. Work by URI
                                through a busy
                                                                As a result of the explosion, URI was called                   was completed on August 2nd.
                                Manhattan street,
                                                                upon to supply structural drying and climate
                                killing one person,
                                                                control to the Chanin Building
and injuring 30 others. The ruptured 24-inch
                                                                located at 42nd and Lexington
steam pipe sent rubble flying as high as 10
                                                                Streets. URI personnel responded
stories, and the blast took out windows on some
                                                                quickly, setting up the necessary
buildings as high as the 17th floor. The initial
                                                                containment and portable
burst sent steam higher than the 77-story
                                                                generators, along with trailer-
Chrysler Building. It took about an hour for
                                                                mounted drying equipment and
crews to shut down the system.
                                                                climate control equipment within
The blast sent thousands of fearful commuters                   the building. The drying project
running into the street from the nearby Grand                   took approximately 10 days, as
Central terminal, as workers warned people to                   in-house systems became
evacuate the building. Dark, wet soot rained down               operable and the indoor
on the chaotic scene, as many of the pedestrians                environment was stabilized. URI
were completely covered by mud and cinders.                     also supplied cleaning service for                         URI Equipment Outside Chanin Building on Lexington Street, NYC.




Pollution Liability Contract
Make Sure Your Contractor Is Covered!
Before hiring a contractor for construction or                  damage is excluded under General Liability.)                   you do? For the remediation firm that does not
remediation, you should always make sure to                     And second, the premiums are expensive.                        have coverage for such an event, you’ll need
get an up-to-date insurance certificate naming                                                                                 an attorney to try to recover the costs of
                                                                Example: Your building suffers a pipe break on
you as an additional insured. That’s a no-brainer.                                                                             remediation. Good luck. Or, for the company
                                                                the second floor, and you need to bring in a
                                                                                                                               that has the coverage (like URI), it’s “Hey,
The other thing you should be looking for is                    company to provide clean-up and structural
                                                                                                                               Aetna, glad we met ya,” and you get a check
coverage for Contractor’s Pollution Liability.                  drying. Chances are your insurance company is
                                                                                                                               for the cost of remediation. That’s that.
This is insurance for remediation costs                         going to pay for that expense. But let’s say the
stemming from pollution incidents resulting                     company that provides the service doesn’t dry                  So, do your due diligence! Make sure
from the contractor’s covered operations. There                 the building properly, and (yes, we have to use                you’re covered!
are many remediation contractors out there                      the M-word here), mold begins to grow under
that do not provide you with this type of                       your beautiful vinyl wallpaper. Congratulations.
coverage. There are couple reasons. First, the                  You now have a mold remediation project.
contractor thinks he’s covered under his                        And your insurance company will not be                                URI’s
                                                                                                                               Contractor’s
normal liability coverage. (He’s not. Pollution                 paying for it. Believe it, they won’t. What do                    Pollution
                                                                                                                                   Liability


URI in Action




 Cleaning Project at HPI Properties   Setting up at the Chanin Building in     Re-construction project in North Carolina
                                      New York City
Is your roof in another zip code?
Shrink-Wrap Can Save Your Building!
If a portion of your exterior walls or roof are
damaged by fire or wind damage, you will
need immediate containment to protect your
building and contents from further damage
and contamination.
One great option is the Shrink-Wrap process, an
installation of a drum-tight shrink film, which is
seamless, fire-retardant, strong (12 mils), and
allows in natural light for the re-construction
phase. Once the containment is completed, the
building can then be dried out and heated or air
conditioned. And, best of all, this containment
product can be installed quickly by URI personnel!
SO, if you have a roof off, a wall down,
or interior machinery that needs to be
protected, this process can save your
building and cut back on business
interruption costs, while mitigating the loss.
REMEMBER: Containment first, structural
drying and climate control next, and
reconstruction last.                                                                                  Shrink-Wrap project by URI after Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, MS




Industry Update …                                                                                          Unusual College Majors
ASCR Changes name to RIA                                                                                   with Professor Eady
                                                                                                           Your kids might want to get a degree in
Just recently, the Association of Cleaning and        RIA members also subscribe to a Code
Restoration (ASCR) has changed their name to          of Ethics as providers of property damage            one of these newer programs added to
the Restoration Industry Association (RIA). This      restoration, remediation, and cleaning               curriculums across the country:
was done to allow more “niche” restoration            services to the public.                              Adventure Recreation
vendors to recognize, join, and enjoy the
                                                      Restoration customers should look for the            Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT
benefits of this great professional association
                                                      “RIA” designation when engaging a
comprised of over 20,000 members.                                                                          Computer Gaming
                                                      restoration company, and can find out more
                                                                                                           University of Denver, Denver, CO
                                 RIA members have     at www.ascr.org.
                                 access and to the                                                         Fisheries Science
                                                      URI is proud to be a member of RIA. Gerald
                                 best collection of                                                        Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA
                                                      Rogers, URI’s president, has been an involved
Restoration Industry Association expertise in the
                                                      Certified Restorer since 1996.                       Ranch Management
                                 business – their
fellow members. Along with that, RIA offers                                                                Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
continuous year-round training classes,                                                                    Equestrian Business Management
specialized schools, and accredition and                                                                   Stephens College, Columbia, MO
certification programs to allow members
to increase their technical knowledge and                                                                  Concrete Management
continue career growth.                                                                                    Middle Tennessee State University,
                                                                                                           Murfreesboro, TN
                                                                                                           Automotive Restoration Technology –
                                                                                                           McPherson College, McPherson, KS
Commercial/Industrial
  Disaster Recovery
       379 Cherry Street
       Pottstown, PA 19464

      1.888.327.9664




We’re on it!


                        Restoration News
                                                            The Fall Issue
                                                                                                    October 2007


• URI Opens Atlanta Office
• About URI ...
• URI Responds To NYC Steam Pipe Explosion
• Are You Covered With Your Contractors?
• Shrink Wrap Can Save Your Building
• ASCR is now RIA
• Unusual College Majors with Professor Eady




                                               “The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who
                                               hate me away from those who are still undecided.” Casey Stengel, 1963

								
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