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Structural drying and dehumidification are crucial when your commercial property sustains water damage. Professional restoration companies such as Unlimited Restoration have flood cleanup procedures that efficiently remove moisture from your business.

What Is Our Structural Drying and Dehumidification Process?

At URI, our team uses a proven drying strategy that we adjust depending on your situation. We’ll use our experience, equipment and ability to adapt to provide you with the best water damage solutions for your business.

Our flood cleanup procedures consist of four basic steps:

  1. Extraction: The first step toward restoring your building to its pre-flood condition is removing the standing water from the affected area. Our teams use wet vacuums and pumps to move large quantities of water to a specific location. Starting the process with this kind of removal is more efficient, and it allows us to get more liquid out of your carpets and the cushioning below.
  2. Evaporation: Next, we’ll set up high-velocity airflow equipment to evaporate any remaining moisture. Units designed for structural drying are more energy-efficient and move a larger volume of air in less time.
  3. Dehumidification: As water evaporates from furniture, carpet and building materials, that vapor turns into humidity. Left in the air, water vapor seeps back into absorbent furniture, clothing and other materials. Water damage dehumidifiers remove moisture, which protects your property from future damage and prevents mold growth.
  4. Temperature control: Cool air hinders the evaporation process. Warm air — 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit — is ideal for completely drying your building’s structure. A thorough drying process is essential for preventing mold growth and other complications that come from residual moisture.

When it comes to equipment, Unlimited Restoration’s arsenal is second to none. From small dehumidifiers, to custom built, 25K CFM trailer mounted self-contained dessicant units, URI has it all.  Equipment is strategically located throughout the URI network and is portable to allow project managers to enlist what is necessary for the situation at hand.  Having the right equipment available can save significant time and cost from the smallest pipe leak to a major industrial fire response.

Why Trust URI to Dry and Dehumidify?

Structural drying and dehumidification for Unlimited Restoration is both a science and an art. The science is based on all of the variable present in any given loss. The category of water and type of construction, from walls, to ceiling and flooring finishes may require different strategies. The various drying strategies available also require an understanding of the science behind the evaporation process – not just an understanding of the tools.

The art is the experience and knowhow of the technicians who use the tools to put the science to work.  The best drying strategy is based on combining the art of experience with the science based variables of the particular situation at hand.  In addition, URI technicians are mold experts who monitor and manage moisture conditions to virtually eliminate the possibility for mold growth after the completion of a drying project.

Our equipment meets and exceeds industry standards. We’re better prepared to provide you with fast, high-tech drying services than many of our competitors. Restoration is an art, and our founders have over 29 years of experience helping business owners recover after disasters. We understand how important it is to restore your business as fast as possible, and we have the resources to help. We’ll even communicate with your insurance provider to develop a cost-effective plan that works for you.

What Should You Do to Help Dry Your Building?

When you call the technicians at URI, we get to your business and begin our flood cleanup procedures as soon as we can. Still, you can take a few actions while you wait to help your building dry faster.

If the source of the water is obvious, that information can help technicians develop a water extraction solution for your business. However, you shouldn’t touch any floodwater that might contain hazardous materials or carry the risk of electric shock. Turning off the power to the flooded area makes the workplace safer for our crews and any of your employees who are still nearby.

The most important thing you can do when your commercial structure encounters water damage is to call a professional restoration team such as Unlimited Restoration as soon as possible. Waiting just 48 hours can lead to extreme complications related to mold, mildew and weakened structural integrity.

If you notice water damage in your building, contact URI for structural drying and dehumidification immediately. You can connect with us through our online contact form or by calling 888-327-9664.

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Stan PawloskiGeneral Manager, CSK Management, Inc.

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“From first contact until completion of the work, I was impressed with professionalism and experience. I will definitely use them again when I have further need of restoration services.”

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