Do you know how to spot the difference between an amateur vs. a reputable cleaning and restoration company? Few people do. You can identify this by a specific certification that’s called the IICRC, short for Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. This international non-profit organization establishes and promotes globally recognized standards and certifications for the industry. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, the organization offers training, certification programs, and events. To become certified, applicants must meet certain criteria such as being insured and licensed in addition to passing stringent testing. So if you want to hire a credible restoration and cleaning company, it’s important that you look for the IICRC logo. To learn more about the IICRC and why it’s important, we’ve put together this short guide below.
The Highest Standards In The Industry
The IICRC serves to develop common industry language, terminology and concepts to create universal standards and field guides for the industry. The IICRC has developed and overseas over 15 standards, such as the BSR/IICRC S530 – Standard for Indoor Environmental Assessment for Suspected Mold Contamination Structures and the BSR/IICRC S590 – Standard for HVAC Cleaning and Decontamination in a Water-Damaged Environment. They also produce the Field Guide for Safety and Health for Disaster Restoration Professionals and the Safety and Health for Professional Cleaners.
Certification You Can Rely On
When it comes to hiring a restoration and cleaning company, there are plenty of choices out there. Every city has a number of specialists available, but not all are created equal. If you want to hire the most reputable company, you need to look for the IICRC logo. Why? Because an IICRC Certification is the highest level of service that a professional cleaning and restoration firm can hold. If you’re looking for a mould remediation specialist and they don’t use an IICRC logo on their website, you should be wary. You never want to leave it to an amateur to take care of your HVAC cleaning or remediation work, especially when it concerns the air you breathe in your home.
When you hire an IICRC certified firm or technician, you can rest assured that they’ve gone through training and testing. In fact, getting certified is a lengthy process. It involves multi-day classes with both classroom instruction and hands-on training followed by an examination.
And it doesn’t stop there! For someone to maintain certification, they must take additional courses each year to stay up-to-date on all the latest industry advancements. IICRC Certified firms also receive access to monthly webinars and marketing tools that provide all of the latest information and technological advancements, techniques, tools and equipment in the industry.
IICRC Protects You
Not all trade industries have licensing requirements. That means that anyone could start a mould remediation company, even without the required skills or knowledge to do the job right. This can have a major impact on the health and safety of you and your family. Fortunately, the IICRC certification body ensures that when you hire a certified firm or technician, that you have indeed hired an expert who has been trained and certified to work in accordance with the industry’s standards.
You wouldn’t hire a plumber or electrician who isn’t properly trained, insured, and certified, so why would you hire a cleaning and restoration professional who lacks certification? At Healthy Home Centre, all of our technicians have undergone the appropriate IICRC certification training. When you call us, you can rest assured that you’ve hired an industry expert in mould, asbestos, ultra-fine particles, duct cleaning, renovations and more. If you need help with any environmental needs, whether personal or industrial, don’t delay, call us today!