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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.
December 2016 IICRC Recognitions and Awards
From hiring a new president to the transition to self-management, 2016 has been an exciting time of change for the IICRC.
December 2016 GRC Update
A Look Back and a Look Ahead: A Note from President Richard Greene
Certified Firm Spotlight
Certified Firm Spotlight - Dan Worley, Owner Clean Interiors, Pittsburgh
December 2016 Standards Update
The IICRC continues to seek volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for the development of the following Standards and Reference Guides:
What Is A Carpet Extractor & How Is It Used By Professionals?
One of the most popular pieces of equipment in restoration is the deep cleaning, versatile carpet extractor. This piece of equipment comes in a variety of designs, but the basic design involves a combination of heat, pressure, suction, and a cleaning solution.
Attending The Top Carpet Cleaning Institute In America
A carpet cleaning institute in America has to perform several important duties as professionals in the industry, and this takes an organization that has a deep pool of resources and a lot of experience.
What Are The Different Types Of Cleaning Courses?
What separates the top treatment technicians in the industry from everyone else is education, and certified cleaning courses through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the best way to get that education.
How Can Someone Obtain A Carpet Cleaning Certification In AZ
With carpet cleaning certification classes in AZ, it’s possible for Arizona technicians to get the skills and education they need to move forward and effectively with their career. The most respected training organization in the U.S. is IICRC, and it designed its coursework to be as accessible and e...
What Do You Do When There Is Water In A Basement?
One of the most stressful and frustrating discoveries a homeowner can make is finding water in the basement. It is staggering how fast a disaster like a sudden pipe burst can fill a room with water. In fact, it’s common for homeowners to go to bed with a dry home and wake up to soaked flooring.
What Is The Restoration Process For Fire Damage?
Fire damage can be extremely devastating to a home or business. Emergency responders will be quick to act in order to put out the fire, but possibly leaving behind significant water damage. The initial destruction that is done only becomes magnified by lingering smoke and soot.
What To Do When You Find Mold And Mildew
Both mold and mildew can signal that there are serious problems in the home regarding excess moisture, and if they aren’t eliminated right away, the contamination may spread.
IICRC Election Process
Not sure what the IICRC election process entails? Here’s a little background:
International Updates
The IICRC Japan office will be exhibiting jointly with the Japan Carpet Manufacturers Association at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight) for three days at the end of October.
October 2016 CF Spotlight
IICRC Spotlight - Bryan Bradley, Co-owner with Floyd Carns Empire Services West, Tempe, Ariz.
2016-2017 Election Results
In mid-October, the IICRC announced the election of five members to the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Elections were held during the IICRC’s October shareholder meeting in Las Vegas.
October 2016 Standards Update
The IICRC has opened a public review for the new draft BSR-IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Remediation. The draft S540 Standard is available for public review and comment through Nov. 21.
What Are The Different Courses A Carpet Cleaning School Offers?
Businesses that invest in technicians who have attended carpet cleaning school benefit from skillsets that help gain new customers and increase their bottom line. Without certification from the IICRC, technicians lack knowledge and training that helps them do their job properly.
How Are IICRC Certified Carpet Cleaners Different?
Hiring IICRC certified carpet cleaners can make the difference between a professionally cleaned carpet and a less-than-desirable result. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification provides technicians with the resources to become certified in their field and specialty.
Having An Effective Commercial Carpet Cleaning Plan
Proper commercial carpet cleaning is not a one and done type of thing, it must be maintained year-round to prolong the life of the flooring and its look. And it takes more than basic treatment equipment and training to do the job right.
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