IICRC Certified Mold Remediator
Friday, November 16, 2018
The IICRC, which stands for the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, is an internationally recognized organization that establishes and promotes standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration, and installation industries. The IICRC offers certification to restoration companies and the like based on their participation in courses, standardized testing, on-the-job training, and an organizational commitment to operational competency and excellence.
Once a company becomes IICRC certified, they are responsible for attending additional IICRC continuing education courses, as well as some industry conventions, and are required to renew their status annually. Renewal includes providing proof of general liability insurance, an extremely beneficial coverage for the property owners these companies serve. Many uncertified companies operate without general liability protection, which could expose their customers and their customers’ properties to significant risk.
When it comes to mold remediation specifically, it is necessary for a property owner to hire an IICRC certified company in order to ensure safe and efficient mold mitigation. If a mold contractor is not adhering to the IICRC guidelines, many health and financial risks could become a factor.
The following are four additional reasons to hire an IICRC certified mold remediator:
1. Because of the certification requirements mentioned above, insurance companies prefer to work with mold remediation specialists that hold IICRC certification, making the insurance claims process easier.
2. A company that is IICRC certified will be able to provide the best mold remediation services available based on the consensus of experienced and knowledgeable scientists and health experts that set the standards they adhere to. This will include the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), necessary to prevent illness or injury during a mold remediation project.
3. When you hire IICRC certified mold experts, you can count on their awareness of the best practices for mitigating mold as quickly and effectively as possible. It is important to contact a mold remediation specialist as soon as you suspect that mold may be a problem, ideally within 24 hours of mold discovery or after conditions conducive to mold growth occur anywhere in your home or business.
4. An IICRC certified remediation company will follow established protocols for mold testing, diagnosis, containment, removal, disposal, and restoration. Then, they will encourage third party testing to ensure that the mold is, in fact, eradicated.
Joe Taylor Restoration is an IICRC certified restoration company that not only carries general liability and pollution insurance, but also takes very seriously the IICRC code of ethics that expects certified companies to conduct business processes with honesty and integrity. Whether you are faced with mold, fire, water or biohazard damage, we are here to help! One call will connect you with experts who are capable, competent, and committed to helping you address your problem in the most professional way and with the best practices available.