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August 2015 Standards Updates

S500 and S520 Revision Complete
BSR-IICRC S500 draft Standard and Reference Guide for professional water damage restoration was available for the first public review from March 29 to May 13, 2013, for the second public review from Dec. 6, 2013 to Jan. 20, 2014, for the third public review from Aug. 1 to 31, 2014, for the fourth public review from March 6 to April 05, 2015 and for the fifth public review from June 26 to July 26, 2015. All comments submitted as part of the public review periods have been reviewed and addressed by the Consensus Body, and responses have been sent out. The S500 Consensus Body is currently reviewing the draft for final editing prior to submission to ANSI, and publication.

BSR-IICRC S520 Standard was available for the first round of public review and the Reference Guide was available for informal peer review from July 5 to August 19, 2013. The second round of public review of the S520 Standard, and peer review of the S520 Reference Guide was from March 13 to April 27, 2015. All public and peer review comments submitted have been reviewed and addressed, and responses have been sent out. The S520 Consensus Body is currently reviewing the draft for final editing prior to submission to ANSI, and publication.

The revised S500 and S520 Standards are expected to be published in late October 2015.

Call for Members
IICRC is accepting applications from anyone interested in helping to develop the following Standards:

•    BSR-IICRC S210 Standard and Reference Guide for Dimension Stone Maintenance and Restoration. This new Standard and Reference Guide will encompass the cleaning, maintenance, restoration, rehabilitation, preservation methodologies and repair for interior dimension stone.

•    BSR-IICRC S220 Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection. This new Standard will include inspection of hard surface floor coverings, including stone, marble, laminate, wood, ceramic and resilient. The document will establish a procedural standard for professionally inspecting hard surface floor coverings.

•    BSR-IICRC S300 Upholstery Cleaning. The IICRC S300 will provide a specific set of practical standards for upholstery cleaning. It does not attempt to teach comprehensive upholstery cleaning procedures, rather, it provides the foundational principle for proper cleaning practice.

If you are interested in participating, contact Standards Director, Mili Washington at

New S100 Standard and R100 Reference Guide
The ANSI/IICRC S100 Standard and IICRC R100 Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floorcoverings (6th edition, 2015) are now published. All IICRC Standards and Reference Guides are available for sale in e-pub, print and PDF formats at

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