IICRC Certified Mold Remediation & Water Damage Restoration
Hiring a Mold Remediation or Water Damage Restoration Company?
Make Sure they are IICRC certified!
Many times when searching for a home service professional you will notice a variety of licenses, certifications or affiliations listed on their website or business cards. For people looking for professionals in the mold remediation and water damage restoration industry the most important one to look for is an IICRC Certification. Someone that is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration can be trusted to know what they are doing and how to clean up mold and mildew safely.
Currently the only State that has any detailed regulatory measures that dictate specific procedures for mold remediation is Texas.
As a result the remaining 49 states are a bit like the wild west and have an anything goes approach. Anybody can buy some equipment and start performing mold remediation without having any prior experience, knowledge or training. This is obviously very bad for consumers and leaves homeowners open to a lot of potential trouble. This is why it is crucial to make certain that whoever you choose to work on your home is both insured and IICRC certified.
The IICRC is a non-profit organization for the cleaning, inspection and restoration industries that serves more than 25 different countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. In order to be certified by the IICRC, firms must meet a list of standards in expertise as well as business ethics.
This list includes the following:
- Honesty and Integrity – The firm must provide consumers with accurate information and provide their service in an honest manner.
- Training – All technicians must not only be formally trained, but must also pass all required testing.
- Education – All technicians must be provided with continuing education in order to keep them up-to-date with the latest technology and industry changes.
- Insurance – Firms must have liability insurance in order to protect all involved parties in case of accident or injury.
- Complaint policy – All firms need to have a written complaint policy and must agree to the resolution of disputes by the Better Business Bureau, as well as accept any recommendations or conclusions of arbitration.
It is not easy for any technician or company to acquire an IICRC certification.
Many hours or work and time must be invested to pass testing successfully and only companies that are truly interested in doing the best work usually make the effort. When you hire an IICRC technician to perform mold remediation in your home you can be confidant knowing they will be utilizing the most up to date equipment and techniques to get the job done. You also know that professionalism and ethics are part of the companies business model if they are IICRC certified.
The team here at K.O.S take great pride in our IICRC certification and understand how important the training and skills it comes with are.
If you need help with water damage restoration or clean up, please call us today. We Can Help! (631) 560-8999