When It Comes Down To It

When It Comes Down To It is a monthly video column featuring the expertise of Chuck Boutall.

Chuck has dried more than 4 million square feet of structure, hundreds of thousands of books and documents and designed permanent systems for various manufacturing and storage projects over his 20 year career, and is a contributing author of the S500.

Each video will be discuss those truths and facts we all reach “when it comes down to it.”

Have a restoration-related question for Chuck? Email him at chuck@rtilearning.com.

Troubleshooting Refrigerant Dehumidifiers

If it’s broke… FIX IT! On the latest episode of When it Comes Down to It, Restoration Technical Institute’s Chuck Boutall helps us understand the refrigerant cycle & components, & identify the symptoms to best troubleshoot your refrigerant dehumidifier. Find more When It Comes Down to it here.

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Drying Beneath or Behind Cabinets?

On the latest episode of When It Comes Down to It, Chuck Boutall shares his best practices for drying under cabinets and gives helpful tips for during the decision-making, the process of drying, and how to monitor the material!

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Are You Developing a Culture of Learning?

How do you develop a culture of learning? In this episode of When It Comes Down To It, Chuck Boutall from Restoration Technical Institute shares a 3-part plan of how to successfully create a culture of learning through leadership within your company.

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Depressed About Grain Depression?

Don’t get depressed about grain depression! In this episode of When It Comes Down To It, Chuck Boutall from Restoration Technical Institute shares all about grain depression, defining grains, how to measure it, and troubleshooting when you’re not hitting your goals!

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Do’s and Don’ts of Extension Cords

Don’t get tripped up on extension cords! In this episode of When It Comes Down To It, Chuck Boutall from the Restoration Technical Institute shares best practices for keeping those pesky cords contained and under control on job sites!

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Should I Dry or Remove Wet Building Materials and Contents?

There are three main considerations when deciding if building materials, or contents, can be dried and restored, or need to be removed and replaced after a property loss. Chuck Boutall walks you through the three considerations, and what to think about during each step of the way, in this episode of When It Comes Down to It.

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What’s the Best Thermohygrometer for the Job?

When assembling the best tools for water damage restoration, a thermohygrometer is a valuable tool to inspect, assess, and define needs for the job. Curious what features you should be looking for in a thermohygrometer for your cleaning and restoration company? Chuck covers it all in this quick, 7 minute episode of When It Comes Down To It!

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Basic Safety for Water Mitigation

Be safe before you’re sorry! In this episode of When It Comes Down To It with Chuck from RTI, we get back to basics on mitigation jobs. It’s often the simplest jobs that have us on auto-pilot, and not keeping safety top of mind. This video covers three categories: Chemicals Construction + Demo Water Loss Specific Considerations You can see all videos in this series right here!

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Commercial Restoration Basics

This quick, 8-minute episode of When It Comes Down To It, from RTI, gives you three main areas to consider before jumping into commercial restoration work, then gives a few important tips within these areas. Understanding these basics, including the types of commercial losses out there, will help you determine what jobs you’re ready for, and what you aren’t. Find more When It Comes Down to it here.

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