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What Does It Mean to be IICRC Certified?

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

When searching for a company to dry your home and/or deal with mold after a water damage emergency, the one thing people consistently see is that a company is IICRC Certified.

But what does that mean, exactly?

certificate that says Certified Firm 2020 Dry Master Restorations, Inc.
Dry Master Restorations, Inc. is an IICRC Certified Firm

The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, a non-profit organization for the Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Industries. Since its formation in 1972, the IICRC has evolved into a global organization with more than 60,000 active Certified Technicians and more than 6,000 Certified Firms around the world.*

The IICRC has established recognized standards for inspection, cleaning, restoration, and installation industries, and serves as the foundation for basic principles of proper restoration practices. They are reviewed and updated every five years, in order to keep up with changing environments, advancements in technology and science. These standards include, but are not limited to, cleaning (carpet, upholstery, textile floor coverings), commercial cleaning and restoration, fire cleaning and restoration, mold restoration, and water damage cleaning and restoration.

To become certified, employees go through specific training to learn each standard and the science that defines that standard. Companies that are IICRC certified are expected to uphold a certain level of integrity and excellence.

When you hire a company that is IICRC certified such as Dry Master Restorations, you know that extremely knowledgeable and professional technicians, who are educated with the most up-to-date procedures, will handle your water, fire or mold damage in the utmost professional way.

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