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How the IICRC Benefits the Restoration Industry

6/9/2022 (Permalink)

The IICRC's Contribution to the Restoration Industry

Companies in the professional restoration industry work with homeowners and businesses in Westchase, FL, and other areas to mitigate damage after a storm, fire, flood, or other disaster. The IICRC is a third-party certification source for this industry. Here is a closer look at the institute.

Background Information
Some key points about the institute include:

  • It was formed in 1972 as the International Institute of Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Inc. by Ed York.
    It has more than 49,000 certified technicians around the globe.
  • It provides 26 different types of certification.
  • A Board of Directors manages the institute and represents the applicants' interests.
  • The Board of Directors is also responsible for upholding the industry's standards and shaping future directions.


Technicians who work for a professional restoration company may need training in various capacities. The institute provides certification for relevant areas. If a technician needs a mitigation certificate, for example, the institute can train and certify the employee.

Programs include content processing, fire and smoke damage restoration, carpet repair, building moisture, commercial drying, and water damage, among many others.

SERVPRO Industries, LLC is an approved IICRC Training School. It offers year-round training for many related topics. It provides self-paced programs for Employee Certification training, including:

  • Employee training
  • Water and fire restoration
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning

After employees complete course materials and an exam, they are awarded certification.

Trained Professionals Benefit the Consumer

It can give you great peace of mind knowing you are working with certified technicians. After a disaster, you don't have time to question whether the restoration company has employees that understand what to do. It's good to work with a business that has industry knowledge and experience.

SERVPRO works closely with the IICRC to provide certified employees that keep up with industry standards and know the latest restoration techniques.

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