What is the IICRC?
The IICRC is a nonprofit agency which has developed quality standards and certification for businesses involved in inspection, cleaning and restoration services.
IICRC Certified Firms have earned the right to display the IICRC logo as a symbol of their quality. To achieve IICRC-certified status, firms must meet a rigorous list of standards in business ethics and expertise, plus all IICRC Certified Firms must also:
- Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
- Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
- Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
- Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
- Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
IICRC established the standards for professional restoration services
As an ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO), the IICRC has led the way in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional water damage restoration and mold remediation.
Each IICRC standard takes years to develop and the coordination of several experts in the field, including allied tradespersons; manufacturers; international, national and regional trade associations; individual or franchise professionals; cleaning, inspection and restoration industry organizations; insurance industry; training schools; contractors and public health professionals.
IICRC standards are reviewed and updated at least every five years. Specialized fields like water damage restoration change rapidly, so those who are certified must take ongoing classes to keep up with the advancement of the science and generally accepted practices of the industry.
IICRC standards help to protect health in both homes and businesses
Environmental Protection Agency states that the average person spends 90 percent or more of their time indoors, where levels of pollutants may be at least two to five times higher than outdoor levels.
That means it is extremely important to perform regular maintenance inside your home and/or business. Using a certified technician for water damage restoration will ensure that your home or business will remain healthy for those who live and work at the property.
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