The Importance of IICRC Accredited Restorers
Posted 2 weeks ago in Disaster Recovery, Steamatic
When deploying restoration specialists to your clients, ensuring that professionals are equipped with the right knowledge and skills is paramount. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) plays a pivotal role in setting industry standards and ensuring that restoration teams meet these benchmarks.
The IICRC and Industry Standards:
The IICRC is a globally recognised organisation that sets rigorous standards for the cleaning and restoration industry. Their certification programs cover a range of disciplines, including water damage restoration, fire and smoke restoration, flood restoration, and mould remediation. Professionals who undergo IICRC training and certification are not only equipped with theoretical knowledge but also gain practical skills to handle diverse restoration scenarios.
The Importance of IICRC Certification:
- Expertise and Knowledge: IICRC certification ensures that restoration professionals possess the knowledge and expertise needed to handle a wide array of restoration challenges. From understanding the intricacies of water damage to implementing effective mould remediation strategies, certified individuals are better equipped to deliver comprehensive and successful restoration services.
- Adherence to Industry Standards: IICRC-certified professionals adhere to industry-approved standards and best practices. This commitment to excellence helps ensure that restoration projects are carried out efficiently, effectively, and in compliance with established guidelines.
- Risk Mitigation: By choosing IICRC-certified restoration teams, there is a significantly reduced risk of post-restoration complications. Certified professionals are trained to identify potential issues and address them proactively, minimising the chances of long-term damage or health hazards.
Choosing certified professionals not only safeguards your property but also ensures a thorough and successful restoration process. In a field where expertise is crucial, Steamatic, with over 35 years of experience, ensures that all our technicians are IICRC certified for water damage, fire, flood damage, and mould remediation.
What Could Happen If a Non-Accredited Restorer is Deployed.
Often in uninsured cases, property owners will opt for the cheapest solution without understanding how there could be dire consequences when choosing non-certified restoration teams to address specific issues. Consequences include:
- neglecting crucial steps in the drying process, leading to mould growth and escalating the situation.
- overlooking specialised cleaning techniques, allowing residual odour to persist and necessitating additional restoration efforts.
- oversight during water extraction, leading to structural damage and harmful microbe growth; and failure to identify the root cause and implement proper remediation methods, resulting in a recurring problem.
These instances highlight the critical importance of choosing IICRC-certified professionals to ensure thorough and successful restoration processes.
If a business or home requires restoration after a disaster event such as a fire, water damage from a burst pipe, flood, or mould infestation, speak to the certified professionals at Steamatic on: 1300 783 262.