Breaking News

IAQA Offers Information for Consumers Ravaged by Hurricanes, Flooding and Mold

August 29, 2005
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
ROCKVILLE, MD--(MARKET WIRE)--Aug 29, 2005 -- With Hurricane Katrina flooding homes and businesses in Florida, Louisiana and neighboring states, the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) is offering tips to assist those affected by natural disasters, water-damage and resulting mold.

IAQA has published the Web page "Disaster Restoration Information," to help victims of natural disasters recover more smoothly. A link to this valuable information can be found on the front page of IAQA's Web site, www.iaqa.org.

Because consumers need to be wary of fly-by-night operators seeking to take advantage of water-damage victims, IAQA has listed five warning signs to identify potentially unethical contractors. Examples include contractors listing themselves as the beneficiary for funds from the Federal Emergency Management Association, to insisting on a 50 percent deposit plus the cost of materials.

IAQA's Web page also outlines a checklist of qualifications for restoration contractors. The page links to industry-recognized programs dealing with indoor environmental inspection, mold remediation, and water restoration services. Using these links, visitors can easily access directories of qualified professionals and read useful recommendations about water damage clean-up.

IAQA's "Disaster Restoration Information" Web page lists established government and industry standards and guidelines dealing with indoor air pollution, the cleanup of water damage, the removal of mold, and the cleanup of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. A direct link to the Disaster Restoration Information page is www.iaqa.or g/disaster_restoration_information.htm

The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) is a nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization, dedicated to promoting the exchange of indoor environmental information, through education and research, for the safety and well being of the general public.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to i Cleaning Specialist Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

The 2013 Experience Convention & Trade Show

A look back in photos at the 2013 Experience Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas.

THE MAGAZINE

ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

cover_image

2014 April

Take a look at the April 2014 issue with features on air movers, going green, carpet cleaning and new products & technologies.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Social Media

Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
View Results Poll Archive

THE ICS STORE

Get Paid! book cover
Get Paid! (ebook)
Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.

More Products

ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

Director_Buyer.jpgThe premier resource and reference guide for the cleaning and restoration industries.

Click here to view

TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

Truckmount.jpgEquipment listings and specifications from the leading industry manufacturers.

Click here to view

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png youtube_40px.pngcrc logo