Q: I have a small restoration company in Louisiana. After Katrina, we started receiving phone calls for drying and remediation services from homeowners. I didn’t get the opportunity to work on any commercial projects. What do you think we need to do in order to be better prepared for another storm?
Q: I am currently working on a major water loss in a commercial building. The facilities manager asked me what impact our restoration would have on their LEED certification. What is LEED, and what impact does it have on fire or water damage restoration?
A: Before I answer your question, we need to understand the LEED program.
Q: I have read that as a restorer we may need to consider the General Duty Clause, but I am not clear on how that applies to performing remediation services especially when most of our work is accomplished with subcontractors?
Q: The S500 says that “Restorers can install one or more air filtration
devices...AFDs provide additional airflow while simultaneously removing soils
or contaminants from the air...” So, if we decide to install an AFD to remove
contaminants, should we also have our workers wear N95 respirators while
working in the area?
The principles of remediation are the same regardless of the climate that you may be working. I would recommend that you follow the IICRC S500 "Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration" for sewage damage remediation and the S520 "Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation" for mold remediation.
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