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IICRC Seeks Volunteers for Creation of New Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Standards

LAS VEGAS – March 20, 2018 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is seeking volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for the development of three new fire and smoke damage restoration Standards: BSR/­IICRC S700 Standard for Professional Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration; BSR/IICRC S710 Standard for the Development of a Scope of Work in a Fire and Smoke Damaged Environment; and the BSR/­IICRC S740 Standard for Professional Restoration of Fire and Smoke Damaged Personal Items.

“The fire and smoke cleaning and restoration industry does not have consensus on standards for evaluating, cleaning or restoring fire and smoke damaged structures and contents,” said Howard Wolf, IICRC Standards Chairman. “These standards will provide consistent guidance and enable a safer work environment for tens of thousands of workers.”

For those interested in serving on either the BSR/­IICRC S700, BSR/IICRC S710 or BSR/­IICRC S740 consensus bodies, please consider the following:

  • The BSR­/IICRC S700 Standard for Professional Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration will provide a specific set of practical principles, methods and processes for the restoration of fire and smoke damaged structural materials, assemblies and systems. The standard will cover the entire process of evaluation, mitigation, cleaning and restoration. This standard will cover scope development, temporary structures and repairs, engineering controls, proper cleaning methods and processes, and proper chain­ of­ custody documentation of the property being restored.The IICRC seeks volunteers for this Standard with knowledge and experience in structural cleaning or restoration; the property, casualty and liability insurance industry; brokers and agents who write property, casualty and liability policies; consumers who require the services described by this standard; and anyone who represents an insured or holds a lien on property damaged by fire and smoke.Those interested in submitting an application to serve on the S700 consensus body should visit http://www.iicrc.org/standards/standards700/ for more information and to download the application form.
  • The BSR/IICRC S710 Standard for the Development of a Scope of Work in a Fire and Smoke Damaged Environment will provide a specific set of practical standards for the development of a scope of work in a fire and smoke damaged environment. The Standard will provide measures for preparing a scope of work in a fire and smoke damaged environment, as this is not specifically covered in any detail in existing Standards. IICRC is seeking volunteers for this Standard who perform structural cleaning or restoration; the property, casualty and liability insurance industry; brokers and agents who write property, casualty and liability policies; consumers who require the services described by this standard; nd anyone who represents an insured, or holds a lien on property damaged by fire and smoke.Those interested in submitting an application to serve on the S710 consensus body should visit http://www.iicrc.org/standards/standardss710/ for more information and to download the application form. 
     
  • The BSR/­IICRC S740 Standard for Professional Restoration of Fire and Smoke Damaged Personal Items will provide a specific set of practical principles, methods and processes to evaluate and restore fire and smoke damaged porous and non­porous personal items, commonly known as contents or personal property. This standard will also establish methods and processes to document the chain­ of­ custody of these items, including: inventory, packing, storage, cleaning, verification and return to the customer. This standard will outline the proper handling, storage and care of these items.The IICRC is seeking volunteers for this Standard with knowledge and experience in contents cleaning or restoration; the property, casualty and liability insurance industry; brokers and agents who write property, casualty and liability policies; consumers who require the services described by this standard; and anyone who represents an insured, or holds a lien on contents damaged by fire and smoke. Those interested in submitting an application to serve on the S740 consensus body should visit http://www.iicrc.org/standards/standardss740/ for more information and to download the application form.

Consensus body members can expect to begin work on the standards by mid-2018 with nearly all meetings being held online and via conference calls. The new Standards are expected to be completed in approximately two years. Complete applications should be emailed to IICRC Standards at  

About IICRC
The IICRC is a global, ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that credentials individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Representing more than 47,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. For more information, visit www.iicrc.org.

IICRC Offers Marketing Clinic for Cleaning and Restoration Business Owners

LAS VEGAS – Nov. 30, 2017 – The IICRC announced today it will host a one-day Totally Booked University Strategic Marketing Mini-Clinic for those in the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry. Featuring discussions to help business owners and managers grow their businesses, the event will take place from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Jan. 31, 2018 at the IICRC’s Global Resource Center in Las Vegas.

 

“We’re always looking for ways to help our registrants grow their businesses,” said Pete Duncanson, IICRC Chairman. “This strategic workshop will offer attendees best practices for marketing their services, and provide tips for identifying and retaining new customers.”

 

Hosted by Jeff Cross, executive editor of Cleanfax and the creator of Totally Booked University, the Strategic Marketing Mini-Clinic will feature insider strategies for use on social media, company websites and other online tactics – including referral marketing – to get more customers, more jobs and more revenue.

 

“We put together a full day of business building tips and strategies with proof on how they work and how cleaners and restorers can reach more customers and book more jobs,” said Cross. “This workshop is a great way to spend the day with top-level business owners from across the country and share ideas that work.”

 

Registration for the Marketing Mini-Clinic is $299 for general registration, $199 for IICRC Certified Firms and includes lunch. To register, visit http://iicrc.site-ym.com/event/MarketingMiniClinic.

 

To view the event addenda, visit http://www.carpetcleaningrestorationmarketing.com/uploads/1/3/0/4/13049130/iicrc_vegas_workshop_agenda.pdf.”

 

About IICRC
The IICRC is a global, ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that credentials individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Representing more than 54,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. For more information, visitwww.iicrc.org.

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