For almost four years now, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification has been collecting information, reviewing the scientific literature, debating technique and writing its long-awaited Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation, IICRC S520.
For almost four years now, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has been collecting information, reviewing the scientific literature, debating technique and writing its long-awaited Standard and Reference Guide for Mold Remediation, the IICRC S520.
For almost four years now, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification has been collecting information, reviewing scientific literature, debating technique and
writing its long-awaited S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Mold Remediation.
During 2003 a group of volunteers from the ranks of the International Society of Cleaning Technicians undertook a rather ambitious project they termed the Water Extraction-efficiency Test, or "WET" study.
I recently heard from an IICRC-certified technician who asked, "When
processing a Class 2, Category-1 water loss, if I remove the carpet and pad, does that loss change from a Class 2 to a Class 1 water loss?"
Talk about an insurance claim going south. I got a call the other day from an IICRC-certified firm. Seems the company had completed a Category 1 (clean source) Class 2 (saturated flooring) water restoration claim, successfully drying in-place both the carpet and pad in two thirds of this 1,700-square-foot, slab-on-grade home with a couple of vaulted ceilings.
Bob Dylan first said it in 1964, and he was right. I thought I’d do a little reminiscing on the last four decades and see if I could get down a few thoughts about innovations that have impacted our industry in several areas, concentrating on management, marketing and technical innovations that have contributed significantly to success in the cleaning and restoration industry.
I am always fielding questions from hopeful restorers looking for quick and easy ways to deal with mold. It seems that everyone is looking for the magic bullet to solve all their problems with little or no effort and, certainly, at little or no cost.
A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.
Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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.