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April 2017 Standards Update

Seeking Standards Consensus Body volunteers
The IICRC continues to seek volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for the development of the following Standards:

•    ANSI/IICRC S100: Standard for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings.

ANSI/IICRC S100 establishes minimum standards for professional on-location cleaning of installed textile floor coverings. In so doing, it acknowledges the critical role played by consumers in selecting and maintaining those floor coverings prior to the need for such professional cleaning. For this reason, the actual standards for cleaning are preceded by information on the importance of pre-cleaning maintenance, ways in which consumers may evaluate the qualification of professional cleaners, basic principles of cleaning, and the necessity for thorough pre-cleaning and post-cleaning inspections. Once these points are covered, standards for the application of the five common on-location cleaning methods (or variations thereof) are outlined.

The S100 Consensus Body Chair is Stephen Lewis, and Vice Chair is Richard Bodo.

•    BSR-IICRC S300: Standard for Professional Upholstery Cleaning.

The IICRC is seeking participation from stakeholders from the 'user ' interest category. Users would be identified as a person or organization using the services covered by this Standard, rather than producing or selling them.

IICRC S300 is a procedural standard. It has been written using reliable principles, research and practical experience, plus consultation with and information obtained from numerous sources. These include: allied tradespersons; cleaning chemical and equipment formulators and manufacturers; upholstery and furniture manufacturers; international, national and regional trade associations; organizations serving the professionals cleaning industry, both independent and franchise; cleaning industry training schools; cleaning service companies; and others with specialized experience. IICRC S300 provides a specific set of practical standards for upholstery cleaning. It does not attempt to teach comprehensive upholstery cleaning procedures; rather, it provides foundational principle for proper cleaning practice.

The S300 Consensus Body Chair is Ed Hobbs and Vice Chair is Paul Pearce.

•    *New* BSR-IICRC S550: Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration of Commercial Structures.

IICRC is currently initiating the development of the BSR-IICRC S550.

The S550 will be a procedural standard for performing water damage restoration in commercial, industrial institutional and complex residential structures, systems and furniture, fixtures and equipment. The proposed standard includes: building and material science; drying complex materials and systems; safety and health; project coordination, documentation, logistics and risk management; inspections, preliminary determinations and pre-restoration evaluations; limitations, complexities, complications, and conflicts; specialized experts; restoration procedures; HVAC; evaluation and furniture, fixtures and equipment; historical buildings; government; and healthcare facilities.

•    ANSI/IICRC S800: Standard and R800 Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floor Coverings.

The ANSI/IICRC S800: 2014 includes inspection of textile floor covering including carpet and rugs, and establishes a procedural standard and reference guide for professionally inspecting textile floor coverings. The Standard defines basic operational procedures and techniques for inspecting/evaluating: carpet types, characteristics and conditions; specification; installation procedures; and post-installation maintenance and cleaning. This enables professional inspectors to determine appropriate procedures for inspecting textile floor coverings. S800 is not written to teach detailed inspection procedures; numerous manuals, videotapes, workshops and seminars are available to teach comprehensive textile floor covering inspection procedures. This standard was created for use primarily by professional inspectors, and secondarily for carpet manufacturers, product suppliers, building contractors, architects, specifiers, designers, distributors, flooring retailers, end-users, facility managers, institutions and others involved in the textile flooring inspection industry.

S800 Consensus Body Chair is Mark Violand, and Vice Chair is Lew Migliore.

Those interested in participating on the consensus bodies should fill out the application forms linked above and email them to IICRC Standards Director, Mili Washington at mili@iicrc.org.

Standards Subscription Website
The IICRC’s subscription website allows IICRC instructors, schools, Certified Firms and registrants to access standards, reference guides, technical papers and multimedia publications from anywhere an Internet connection is available. The site is located at http://publications.iicrc.org.

Standards website subscriptions are available in basic and premium packages. The basic package provides online access to all current IICRC standards and reference guides. The premium subscription also provides access to historical standards, new and updated technical papers, MoU partner organizations’ reference documents and standards, and multimedia publications including instructional videos. Both are offered as annual subscriptions.

Discounted rates are available for firms requiring multiple users. Instructors and schools will receive complimentary access to the premium subscription.  

For a demonstration on how to use the new subscription site, a how-to video is available on the IICRC’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/theiicrc.




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