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How to Handle Damaged Textiles

One of the most frustrating parts of dealing with a disaster that strikes your home or business is all the things you lose. Floods and fires can damage everything you have. Many textile companies keep a great deal of inventory on hand, and you may worry your goods are beyond repair when you begin the […]

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Small Business Recovery: Checklist for Reopening After a Disaster

Reopening your business following a catastrophe can seem like a challenge. After a successful restoration, many business owners feel accomplished yet exhausted from the emotional toll of worrying about their future and their prospects for recovery.  But part of your small business’s disaster recovery is reopening to show your customers that you are still around […]

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Small Business Guide to Post-Coronavirus Transitioning

Much of the East Coast is reopening following the COVID-19 outbreak that put so many businesses on pause this spring. As we enter the coronavirus transition period, a lot of small businesses are wondering how to return to work using best practices while caring for their workers.  We put together this guide for small businesses […]

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Mold Species – What Level of Mold is Dangerous?

Mold is a fungus that can spread through excessive moisture inside and outside of your commercial building. After a flood or water leak, it can easily spread throughout a commercial building. Abnormal mold spore counts in your building could result in structural damage and health risks for your employees. While it may not be visible […]

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Disaster Cleanup: What Items Can You Salvage?

Imagine that a flood or a fire sweeps through your building, leaving wreckage in its wake. Do you know how you would begin to recover? This scenario affects more businesses than you might realize. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that fire departments put out fires in over 3,300 office properties a year. And disasters like […]

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COVID-19 Infection Prevention Services

URI’s sanitizing and infection prevention services were developed in concordance with current CDC and EPA guidelines for COVID-19 infection control. We employ CDC protocols using EPA registered sanitizers deemed effective for COVID-19. URI’s products have been cross-referenced with EPA’s “List N” of approved chemicals to ensure efficacy for disinfection of COVID-19. Level 1 – COVID-19 […]

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A Business Owner’s Guide to Preventing Electrical Fires

When it comes to destructive fires in the workplace, electrical fires are known to be a leading culprit. Between 2011 and 2015, electrical distribution and lighting equipment was the leading cause of industrial fires, accounting for 24% of U.S. fires during these years. Electrical fires can stem from a number of factors, including wiring issues […]

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The Dangers of Water Buildup in Air Ducts

The air we breathe may be invisible, but we can clearly see its impact on our quality of life. Breathing clean air can limit your intake of allergens and asthma triggers, keeping your lungs happy and healthy. One easy way to make sure you’re breathing clean air is to keep your air ducts clean — […]

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How to Prevent Fires With Excellent Restaurant Kitchen Safety

With fast-paced movements, stovetop flames and plenty of hot grease, restaurant kitchens can be a high-risk area for fires. Fire prevention methods are key to keeping your employees, building and customers safe. This process goes far beyond reactive measures like having a working exit sign and a fire extinguisher onsite. Your restaurant should be taking […]

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