IICRC Certified Water Restorer

FreshStart is an IICRC Certified Water Restorer and Microbial Remediator

The IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification) is a non-profit organization that certifies restoration professionals and creates standard-setting practices for the industry.  In addition to the United States, the IICRC is recognized internationally as a knowledgeable industry voice and resource. The IICRC certified water restorer continuing education program seeks to encourage all certified registrants to actively participate in the restoration community through conventions, workshops and specialized training with continuing education and by sharing knowledge with others in the industry. 

IICRC is an ANSI-accredited organization.  The IICRC has led the way in establishing restoration industry service standards and reference guides for professional water damage restoration and mold remediation. These standards are reviewed and updated at least every five years as technology and the industry changes. Many of these fields change rapidly and those who are certified with the IICRC have an advantage of being able to keep up with the IICRC requirement for continued education.  The IICRC S500-2006 Standard and Reference Guide covers topics of training which include: Building and Material Science; Psychrometry by Definition; Psychrometry and the Science of Drying; Limitations, Complexities, Complications and Conflicts; Structural Restoration; HVAC; Contents Evaluation Restoration and Remediation; and Large or Catastrophic Restoration.

One of the courses that FreshStart has received certification in, is the Applied Microbial Remediation Technician course that is given by the IIRCRC.  This course covers mold and sewage remediation techniques to provide adequately equipped remediation services while protecting the health and safety of workers and occupants. Another course that FreshStart has received certification in, is the Water Damage Restoration Technician course.  This course is designed to teach how to perform remediation work and give a better concept of water damage, it’s effects and techniques for drying of structures. This course will give the training to understand the procedures necessary to deal with water losses, sewer backups, and ground water contamination.

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Choosing the Right Mold Contractor

Contracting services with a mold company is an important decision when it comes to the health and safety of your family and home. Choosing a company that is certified is one of the most important steps in contracting mold removal services. We see many times general contractors taking out mold create a bigger problem that they fixed. By not knowing how to properly handle the mold removal process, they created a bigger problem by releasing of mold spores into the air and thereby causing the mold toxins to circulate throughout the rest of the house.

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