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A Note from the Chairman: Hurricane Harvey
First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with those in southeast Texas who have been affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.
August 2017 International Updates
August 2017 CF Spotlight
RFMT Certification Updates
Summit Conference Wrap Up
August 2017 Standards Update
Webinar Series Archived
Did you know that all of the past IICRC’s Webinar Series presentations are archived on the Certified Firm section of the IICRC website?
Technical Conference Presenter Update
Thinking about attending the IICRC’s Summit at Lone Mountain technical conference? The lineup of presentations and speakers is official and it’s going to be great! Plus, you can earn two CEC’s by attending!
Sensitivity in the Workplace
We are a diverse society in that each and every one of us comes from a different background.
Branding Mistake
We all know we want to establish a strong brand in the market. There are many tools and professionals that seek to aid us in this process.
Call For Nominations
The IICRC is seeking nominations for the Cy Gantt Award and Keith Williams Award.
June International Updates
The IICRC Asia Pacific office has been busy! Firstly, we recently attended the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo in Melbourne, 9-10 May, followed by the Jena Dyco Restoration Conference, 31 May – 2 June, also in Melbourne.
Technical Conference Update
IICRC Technical Conference Presenter Lineup
S540 CliffsNotes
IICRC S540 Consensus Body Chairman Kent Berg recently wrote an article for Restoration & Remediation magazine highlighting the new ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma & Crime Scene Cleanup.
June Standards Update
The IICRC has recently released a new French translation of the ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation.
IICRC Summit Update
Registration is now open for the IICRC’s second annual technical conference, “The Summit at Lone Mountain,” which will be held August 9-11 at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Mont.
April 2017 Certified Firm Spotlight
John C. Solloway, Jr., Owner Soil-Away Cleaning & Restoration Services, Hooksett, N.H.
IICRC Announces S540
The IICRC announces the publication of ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup (1st edition, 2017).
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:
Finding The Right Job Candidate For Your Firm
Hiring a bad employee is a costly matter for businesses nationwide. According to the US Department of Labor, the cost of a bad hire is 30 percent of the terminated employees’ annual salary.
Social Media Strategy To Set Your Firm Apart
The first part of any social media strategy is to define your goals. Are you looking for new customers? Do you want to communicate product and service information with your current customers?
Is Your Project Built On A Solid Foundation?
When we think of a solid foundation, we are inclined to picture a house being built. We see the construction crew clearing away the site debris, digging holes and pouring concrete.
Certified Firm-only Webinar Series – A Look Ahead
As a benefit for Certified Firms, the IICRC produces a monthly webinar series featuring tips from industry experts on how you can better market your business to consumers and generate new sales leads.
Flood Clean Up Tips For Homes And Businesses
Rising water is one of the gravest and frightening problems that a business or homeowner may face, and the resulting flood clean-up is both costly and time-consuming. It is a scary prospect watching floodwaters creep slowly toward the home or office.
Best Carpet Cleaning Tips For Homeowners
Flooring is designed to take a beating, but with some of the best carpet cleaning tricks in their playbook, homeowners can keep it in decent shape until a professional can properly treat it.
What Does A Mold Inspector Do?
The job of a mold inspector requires an eye for detail, as different types of growth can look similar but be caused by different problems and produce different issues.
How To Handle Water Damage Clean Up
When floods or plumbing disasters strike, an IICRC-certified water damage clean up company is the best option for handling the situation. Just removing the wet and damaged furniture and carpet may not be enough.
What A Technician Should Know About Mould Remediation
Mould remediation is a topic that technicians in the inspection, cleaning, and repair industry should get to know well. Many people have issues with mould all over the world—after all, when a house or business is too humid or too moist for too long, one can often expect to find the fungus.
Why Should Technicians Get An Asbestos Certification With IICRC
There are a variety of hazards that a technician can encounter on the job, and one of the most important ways a technician can maintain personal safety when working with older homes is to get asbestos certification from an IICRC-approved school.
Carpet Cleaning Solutions: When Its Time To Get A Professional
At some point just about everyone wishes they had more carpet cleaning solutions. After all, from the office to the living room, carpeting is used nearly everywhere.
What Is Black Mold
The question that home and business owners often find themselves faced with is “what is black mold?” At this point, it is likely that mold is present, and a solution is needed. Black mold grows in areas of the home or business that lack ventilation, and that retain moisture.
February 2017 Certified Firm Spotlight
IICRC Certified Firm Spotlight Joseph P. Cipriano Jr., C.R., Owner Constructeam, Fraser, Mich.
Technical Conference Dates Announced
Dates Announced for Second-Annual Technical Conference, “The Summit at Lone Mountain”
Meet the Board of Directors
Made up of carpet cleaners, restorers, instructors and small business owners, the IICRC Board of Directors is comprised of 15 industry leaders elected by the IICRC’s Shareholders.
February 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:
What To Do When You See Symptoms Of Mold
Mold has been an increasing problem for homeowners, renters and the property industry. By securing the services of a mold remediation specialist, the type and size of the mold infestation can be identified through specific testing and then eliminated.
What Are The Available Training Courses For Cleaners
Professionals entering or working in the carpet treatment industry should know that there are plenty of training courses for cleaners, and that they are essential to giving technicians the skills they need to do the job right.
What To Do When You Find Mold In A House
When a homeowner finds harmful mold in their house it can be detrimental to their health and living conditions, which is why it is so important to address the threat immediately. While it may be a beneficial component in an outdoor environment, it is to be avoided indoors.
Different Methods For Cleaning Rugs
With the increased popularity of hard surface flooring, rugs have become a very popular and almost necessary item in many households. However, most people do not know that regularly cleaning rugs is just as important as taking care of the carpet or any other type of flooring.
No One Ever Asks Me If Im Certified
In all my years in the cleaning and restoration business, I’ve never been asked, “Are you IICRC certified?” What should we do about this?
From They To We: Addressing Conflict To Increase Bottom Line
Whether it is a conflict between owner-operators and technicians, between teams of employees or between levels of management, these are not the dynamics that most companies want for optimal functioning.
Bring Your Company To The Next Level With A Social Media Plan
Social media is a word that we hear every day. Whether it’s checking up on your cousin’s new baby on Facebook or checking out the new products from your favorite company on Twitter – it’s all around us.
How To Produce Excellence In Your Firm
Society is plagued by disagreement, adversity, a lack of excellence and more importantly, excuses rather than effort. As they say, “An organization is a microcosm of society,” meaning that the ills of society are often mirrored in organizations.
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