Cleaning & Restoration Association News

Connections Hits a High Note for PACR

PACR members and the association’s Board of Directors and were excited to attend the annual Connections Conference and Exhibition in Clearwater Beach, Fla., April 13 -16. This event is one of PACR’s largest fundraisers of the year. PACR members who attended were able to take on “The Experience” at the beach, with one of a kind hands-on training and great relaxation and networking. We hope to see more PACR members at the Connections Convention and Tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 7-9.

Upcoming Events

May 3-6: IICRC Applied Microbial Remediation Technician Certification (AMRT) at Interlink Supply, Denver, Colo. A 4-day course that provides restorers with the necessary tools to perform mold & sewage remediation. Mold contamination has been identified as a major contributor to building related illness & poor indoor air quality. Without proper mitigation of a water loss, mold can become a problem in less than 48 hours. In addition, the effects and handling of sewage back-flow has become a major concern for the restoration industry. This course includes hands-on training. The AMRT/S Exam is offered at the conclusion of the course. Cost: PCUCA Members Early Registration $895/person or Non-Members Early Registration $995/person.

May 26 – PACR Annual Cleaning of Aurora Ronald McDonald House in Aurora, Colo. Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration members will volunteer their time, equipment, products and energy to clean the Aurora Ronald McDonald House as a way to give back to our community. PACR members have teamed up together to clean the carpets at two local Ronald McDonald houses; the Denver House was cleaned on April 28. There is over 90,000 sq. ft. of carpet to be maintained, with a cleaning value of over $15,000. As a follow up, PACR members will take families staying at the RMH to a Colorado Rockies baseball game in August.

The Ronald McDonald Houses offer a home-away-from-home to the families of seriously ill or injured children who are being treated at metropolitan area hospitals. These families come from all over the country, and we feel honored in being asked to take part in providing a service for a charity that has done so much for our community. If you have any questions about the Ronald McDonald House and their services, you can contact Pam Whitaker, Executive Director, at (303) 832-2667.

For questions about the PACR, upcoming courses or the companies who volunteered, please contact Jillian Olson in the PACR office at (877) 447-2822 or email her at

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