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IICRC S700 Standard Available for Third Limited Public Review

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IICRC S700 Standard Available for Third Limited Public Review

LAS VEGAS – [December 01, 2023] – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has opened a third limited public review for the revised draft IICRC S700 Standard for Professional Fire and Smoke Damage
Restoration. Download the substantive changes made to the draft Standard since the second public review (July-September 2023) and submit your comments online from December 01 to December 31, 2023 here: https://iicrc.org/s700/

As part of the ANSI 30-day limited public review period, all comments must be submitted using the online comment form no later than December 31, 2023.

The standard describes the principles, processes, and procedures for assessing the presence, intensity of impact and boundaries of fire residues and odors affecting a building, building systems (e.g., Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC)), and contents after a fire event. The fire event can occur within the building, an adjoining building(s), or building(s) in the vicinity impacted by an external or internal fire, other than wildfires. This standard also describes the practical principles, methods, and processes including equipment, tools, and materials, for the restoration cleaning and fire odor management of buildings and contents. This standard also addresses contractor qualifications, administrative requirements, procedures, development of the Restoration Work Plan (RWP), documentation of project-related events, and compliance with Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

For more information on other certification programs and standards offered by the IICRC, visit www.iicrc.org. To purchase a copy of IICRC standards, please visit https://iicrc.gilmoreglobal.com/en.

About the IICRC
The IICRC is an international, ANSI-accredited standard-development organization (SDO) that certifies 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, visit www.iicrc.org.

Revised Standard Published: ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard for Professional Inspection of Textile Floor Coverings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Revised Standard Published: ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard
for Professional Inspection of Textile Floor Coverings


Las Vegas, NV – [November 8, 2023] – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces the publication of a newly-revised, ANSI-approved ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard for Professional Inspection of Textile Floor Coverings (2nd edition, 2023).

This standard describes the procedures, methods, and systems to be followed when inspecting synthetic and natural textile floor coverings and related products (e.g., carpets and cushions). Professional textile floor covering inspection consists of processes and procedures that are described in this Standard.

This Standard does not specifically address the protocols and procedures for installing or cleaning textile floor coverings.

This Standard cover the following in order to determine appropriate procedures for inspecting textile floor coverings:

 The Professional Carpet Inspector
 Commissioning Parties
 Writing Inspection Reports
 Inspection Tools, Equipment, and Materials
 Inspection Photography
 Chain of Custody, Storage, and Handling
 Field Testing
 Laboratory Testing
 Types of Complaints: Manufacturing Defects
 Types of Complaints: Product Performance Issues
 Types of Complaints: Installation Issues
 Types of Complaints: Shading
 Types of Complaints: Soiling and Spots
 Types of Complaints: Stains, Discolorations, and Yellowing
 Types of Complaints: Fading and Photo Bleaching
 Types of Complaints: Issues Specific to Woven Textiles
 Types of Complaints: Issues Specific to Carpet Cushion
 Limitations, Complexities, Complications, and Conflicts

Mark Violand, IICRC S800 Consensus Body Chairman, said: “After six years of painstaking discussions and almost rewriting the entire Standard, the 2nd edition of the ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard for Professional Inspection of Textile Floorcovering is completed. This standard is a valuable tool for all flooring inspectors, seasoned or novice, and others in the industry to use to help diagnose issues with textile floorcoverings. The S800 Consensus Body comprised of the best and brightest carpet inspectors and flooring professionals in the country. It took countless hours and dedication of the entire Consensus Body, and the textile floorcovering industry thanks them for that.”

Brandon Burton, IICRC Standards Chairman said: “This update represents a critical step to ensure the industry accepted Standard of Care reflects what is current and prudent in the field of Professional Inspection of Textile Floor Coverings. I commend Mr. Violand and the current IICRC S800 Consensus Body on the countless hours and effort they have volunteered to this revision, and to their ongoing commitment to our industry and its stakeholders.”

To purchase a copy of the new ANSI/IICRC S800: 2023 and other standards, visit https://iicrc.org/s800/. IICRC standards are also available via the IICRC Standards Subscription website at https://iicrc.gilmoreglobal.com/en. For more information on other certification programs and standards offered by IICRC, visit www.iicrc.org.

About IICRC
The IICRC is a global standards developing organization (SDO), accredited through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as well as a credentialing body that certifies individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. With more than 60,000 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.

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