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December International Updates
The IICRC Japan office is happy to report that it recently exhibited at JAPANTEX2015.
Chairman Introduction
In late October, the IICRC Board of Directors elected Pete Duncanson as the President and Chairman of the Board. For those of you who haven’t been fortunate enough to meet him, this article is for you.
IICRC 2015 Election Results
The IICRC is happy to announce the election of five members to the 2015-2016 Board of Directors. Elections were held during the IICRC’s October shareholder meeting in Las Vegas.
October 2015 International Updates
Firstly, Asia Pacific attended Cleanscene in Melbourne, 15-17 September, followed by a visit to the beautiful Gold Coast for the Networks Restorers Conference, 18-19 October, closely followed by the Ausclean Pulire Tradeshow, October 20-21.
IICRC Mold Remediation: What Happens After a Flood?
Have you ever wondered what happens when a mold removal specialist gets called to a mold-damaged facility? In the article below, we share five steps that a mold removal specialist takes when conducting mold remediation:
October 2015 MoU Spotlight
What is an MoU? An MoU is a Memorandum of Understanding. The IICRC forms strategic partnerships through the use of MoUs with organizations that lead to the Institute’s standards and certifications use in other industries.
IICRC and CIRI Team Up for Technical Conference
The IICRC’s Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection will hold its first IICRC Technical Conference in the spring of 2016, with a focus on restoration and remediation.
IICRC Launches Standards Subscription Website
Good news! The IICRC recently launched a new Standards subscription website located at http://publications.iicrc.org.
CIRI Joins with The Journal for Spring Technical Conference
The IICRC’s Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection will hold its first IICRC Technical Conference in the spring of 2016, with a focus on restoration and remediation.
Should Your Firm Allow Tipping?
The practice of tipping began in the taverns of 17th century England. At that time it was common practice for adult beverage drinkers to hide money under their empty glasses so that bartenders and waiters would provide them with preferential services, and later extra shots of alcohol.
Taking a Closer Look at Contents Processing
Now that the development of the IICRC Contents Processing Technician (CPT) certification course is under development, it seems a good time to take a closer look at this often misunderstood aspect of our cleaning and restoration industry.
Using the 'B' Word – Budget!
Creative, dynamic “A” type personalities have, by wit and ingenuity, propelled new ventures into existence. Their imagination and inventiveness have introduced new products and procedures that have revolutionized the way life works for the masses.
August 2015 International Update
International Office Updates
August IICRCA Update
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS by IICRCA for the IICRCA’s Spring Conference May 11-13, 2016
August MoU Spotlight
IICRC August MoU Spotlight
August Spotlight
IICRC Spotlight
Combating Odors
Tips for Combating Common Household Odors
August 2015 Standards Updates
S500 and S520 Revision Complete
PRESIDENT/CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO) POSITION DESCRIPTION
PRESIDENT/CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO) POSITION DESCRIPTION
Grow Your Firm
Tired of seeing your competitor’s name on the first page of Google search results? Ready to take your floor cleaning or restoration business to the next level?
VLM Cleaning
Very low moisture cleaning (VLM) is an increasingly popular method of carpet cleaning used mostly in commercial environments, and less often in residential applications.
Win-Win With Realtors
There is no other industry that has more access to home owners with immediate home-service needs than a realtor. Throughout the process of buying or selling a home, a realtor has multiple opportunities to refer business to home-service providers.
Summer Storm Preparation
After a flood strikes, consumers need reliable information and trustworthy service professionals, which is why it’s important for IICRC Certified Firms to educate the public on the importance of hiring certified cleaning and restoration professionals.
Grow Your Business
Tired of seeing your competitor’s name on the first page of Google search results? Ready to take your floor cleaning or restoration business to the next level?
June Standards Updates
IICRC is accepting applications from interested members for the S210 Standard for Dimension Stone Restoration, S220 for Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection, S300 for Professional Upholstery Cleaning, and the S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup.
June Spotlight
How did you land in this industry? We began in this industry by doing construction work for many years. Now we not only build things, we save special irreplaceable items that mean so much to people.
June IICRCA Update
Do you have some time, talent, expertise and/or energy to spare? Would you like the opportunity to expand your resume by joining some of the most connected people in the industry? If so, you may be interested in joining one of the volunteer committees that advise the IICRCA Board of Directors.
June MoU Spotlight
What is an MoU? An MoU is a Memorandum of Understanding. The IICRC forms strategic partnerships through the use of MoUs with organizations that lead to the Institute’s standards and certifications use in other industries.
April International Update
The Asia Pacific office has enjoyed a busy start of the year, with many new Certified Firms coming on board. We would like to welcome the following companies to the Certified Firm program:
April Certifications
Congratulations, Master and Journeyman Certifications!
April MoU Spotlight
What is an MoU? An MoU is a Memorandum of Understanding. The IICRC forms strategic partnerships through the use of MoUs with organizations that lead to the Institute’s standards and certifications use in other industries.
April Certified Firm Spotlight
How did you land in this industry? After six years in the commercial general contracting and tenant finish business, we began receiving calls from existing clientele that had experienced fire, water and mold damage.
IICRCA Trade Show
The IICRCA Event is almost here! Scheduled to take place May 6-8 at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the “Make Money, Save Money” show has lined up a great list of presenters and education classes.
April Standards Update
S100, R100 Published The revised S100 Standard and R100 Reference Guide for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Covering Cleaning have been published. The revised Standard is now the ANSI/IICRC S100: 2015 Standard, and the IICRC R100: 2015 Reference Guide.
Color Your World Beautiful
There it is! Right smack-dab in the middle of the room is color-loss caused by a bleach spill and your customer has no idea that you can fix it! If you are an IICRC Certified Master Textile Cleaner, you already know that color-correcting nylon carpet can be of tremendous benefit to your customers.
IICRCA Trade Show Update
The IICRCA Event is almost here! Scheduled to take place May 6-8 at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the “Make Money, Save Money” show has lined up a great list of presenters and education classes, including:
IICRCA Scholarship
How would you like to receive financial assistance for continuing education? Here’s your chance! The International Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Council of Associations (IICRCA) is sponsoring a scholarship program for North American IICRC Certified Firms.
Feb 2015 IICRCA Updates
The EVENT coming May 6 – 8 is your show, so come prepared to make the most of it. Working together, the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and IICRCA are bringing you a different type of event from anything you’ve seen before.
Feb 2015 International Updates
IICRC Asia Pacific is looking forward to a very busy 2015. The team is scheduled to attend five trade shows throughout Australia, with events being held in Melbourne, Perth and the Gold Coast. The first event is to be held in April in Melbourne – keep an eye out for more details soon.
Feb 2015 Certifications
Congratulations, Master and Journeyman Certifications!
MoU Spotlight: Indoor Air Quality Association
What is an MoU? An MoU is a Memorandum of Understanding. The IICRC forms strategic partnerships through the use of MoUs with organizations that lead to the Institute’s standards and certifications use in other industries.
Five Common Misconceptions about Concrete Floor Maintenance
Earlier this month, IICRC made its first appearance at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, and the experience was an all-out success.
IICRC to Host Webinar & Q&A on Newly Revised ANSI/IICRC S100
Soon, the IICRC will release its newly revised ANSI/IICRC S100 Standard on Textile Floor Covering Cleaning and IICRC S100 Reference Guide. What does that mean for you?
When the Pipes Crack: Tips to Prevent Water Damage
When extreme temperatures strike, homeowners across the U.S. are crippled with millions of dollars in water damage to homes and buildings. Leaving a home alone can become an expensive implication if things go astray while you are gone. And unfortunately more often than not, things do go wrong.
Is Doing a Better Job Marketing My Business on your list?
One of the benefits of becoming a Certified Firm is having access to the exclusive Marketing Toolkit filled with tips, tools and resources needed to promote the growth of your business.
IICRCA Announces Trade Show Details
The International Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Council of Associations (IICRCA) recently announced two dates and locations for its 2015 THE EVENT tradeshows targeting a wide swath of the cleaning, restoration and inspection industries.
Big Three: Tips for Improving Your Bottom Line & Winning the Bid
We’ve all seen this scenario: You bid for a job and win it, only to discover that after adding up your hard costs (insurance, gas, labor, etc.), you will actually lose money.
IICRCA December Updates
As an organization that brings organizations together, the IICRCA’s first event is naturally a partnership. We'll be joining our friends in the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) this coming May.
December International Updates
The IICRC Asia Pacific instructors converged in Sydney on 14 November to attend the 2014 IICRC Certification Council meeting.
December Certifications
Congratulations, Master and Journeyman Certifications!
December MoU Spotlight
What is an MoU? An MoU is a Memorandum of Understanding. The IICRC forms strategic partnerships through the use of MoUs with organizations that lead to the Institute’s standards and certifications use in other industries.
December Spotlight
How did you land in this industry? I started in this industry as a new home builder and remodeler in 1968 and moved into restoration in 1981.
FCICA MoU
The IICRC is pleased to announce that is has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association.
IICRC Photo Contest
Congratulations to the winners of our first-ever photo contest! Selected by a panel of judges consisting of representatives from the IICRC marketing committee and other Institute leaders, the winning entries will receive a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com.
MoUS Spotlight October Newsletter
What is an MoU? An MoU is a Memorandum of Understanding. The IICRC forms strategic partnerships through the use of MoUs with organizations that lead to the Institute’s standards and certifications use in other industries.
IICRCA Update October Newsletter
The IICRCA is the International Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Council of Associations. That’s a mouthful; what does it mean? The Council of Associations (Association) is a partnership of 20+ industry organizations.
International Updates October Newsletter
IICRC Asia Pacific partnered with the Specialised Cleaning and Restoration Industry Association (SCRIA) to participate in the CleanScene show. This partnership with SCRIA is important for IICRC as SCRIA is a trade association for cleaners and restorers in Australia.
Master-Journey Certifications October Newsletter
Congratulations, Master and Journeyman Certifications!
Photo Contest Article
Do you have any impressive before-and-after photos of a mold remediation or flood cleanup project? How about a particularly challenging inspection, carpet cleaning or fire/smoke damage cleanup?
Spotlight October eNewsletter
How did you land in this industry? I landed in this industry very much by accident as I was in partnership with another person in a property maintenance business. We decided to grow our business through the acquisition of an industrial cleaning business which did some restoration work.
BOD Meeting Election
During the fall Shareholders’ meeting on Friday, Oct. 17, five new members were elected to the 2014-2015 Board of Directors.
October 2014 Standards Update
ANSI/IICRC S100 Standard on Textile Floor Covering Cleaning Coming Soon Expected to publish in January, the newly revised and updated S100 will establish minimum standards for professional on-location cleaning of installed textile floor coverings.
Family Business Study
In the U.S., family firms account for approximately 90 percent of incorporated businesses, generate 49 percent of the gross domestic product, employ 85 percent of the private sector and create 86 percent of all new jobs.
IICRCA Announces New President
The International Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Council of Associations (IICRCA) recently announced the hiring of long-time association executive Maury Astley, CAE, as its new president. In his new role, Astley will be responsible for leading the organization forward as it expands.
Path of a Yes
Everything you do or say while in a customer’s home or business revolves around hearing this three letter word: “yes.” In the value-added service arena, a customer saying “yes” is very powerful.
Social Media Ninja Tricks
I owned a carpet cleaning company in a small town in Pennsylvania for almost two decades. I struggled! I had success! I discovered marketing early on because not making money was no longer an option I could afford.
August Certified Firm Spotlight
IICRC Spotlight - Tom Plant, Owner, Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Suburban MD and Washington, DC
Whats In a Name IICRC Restructures Global Regions
In its ongoing effort to establish and advance globally recognized standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration and installation industries, the IICRC has restructured its four global regions.
August International Updates
International Updates for IICRC Asia Pacific and IICRC Japan
The Countdown Is On
The Countdown Is On: What to Expect during IICRC Board Elections. The IICRC’s 2014/2015 election process has officially begun, which means there will soon be some new faces at the IICRC Board of Directors table.
Master and Journeyman Certifications For August 2014
Congratulations, Master and Journeyman Certifications!
August 2014 Standards Update
August 2014 Standards Update: IICRC Draft Standards Available for Public Review and Call for Volunteers.
When New Floors Go Bad
I recently received a call from a homeowner complaining of flaking, cracking and pitting on the surface of their travertine dimension stone tile floor covering. (Travertine is a porous calcium carbonate rock that is commonly used as a building material.)
IICRC Now Offering Exclusive Discussion Board for Certified Firm
The IICRC has established an online discussion forum for Certified Firms and instructors. This is an ideal venue to talk shop with your peers, exchange techniques and ideas and learn from the best in the business – IICRC Certified Firms like yours.
New Trends in Commercial Carpet Maintenance
The use of oscillating pad carpet cleaning machines (OP machines) for commercial carpet maintenance has risen drastically in the last couple years. This method has been used both as an interim and restorative cleaning system due to its highly efficient orbital action. It actually oscillates!
IICRCA Certified Firm Benefit Program Now Available
Use a cell phone? Buy office supplies? Put fuel in your van? Then you could be saving hundreds or thousands of dollars a year – at no cost – simply by being an IICRC Certified Firm.
International Updates June 2014
IICRC Oceania is pleased to announce that they will now be called IICRC Asia Pacific, and will be covering the entire region for technicians and Certified Firms.
Masters and Journeyman June 2014
Congratulations, Master and Journeyman Certifications!
We Have Been Busy! GRC Renovations Nearly Complete
For those of you who have stopped by the IICRC’s Global Resource Center (GRC) in Las Vegas, we have three words for you: Pardon our dust! We are on the brink of completing major renovations both in and outside the building.
IICRCA Update June 2014
The IICRCA Executive Committee recently met in the Global Resource Center (GRC) in Las Vegas to identify and prioritize action items. They managed to accomplish a few things as well.
IICRC Spotlight June 2014
IICRC Spotlight June 2014 - Co-owners Tom Vegter, President; Mary Space, CEO - Water & Mold Away USA, Inc.
Helping the Environment, One Carpet at a Time
While green carpet cleaning certification classes don’t exist per se, technicians can still learn various environmentally friendly treatment methods through IICRC training classes.
June 2014 Standards Update
BSR-IICRC S220 Standard on Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection, IICRC Draft Standards Available for Public Review & New ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard Updates
Spring Certification Council and Board Meeting Recap
Last week, the IICRC held its Spring Certification Council and Board of Directors meetings in Nashville. Despite the blustery weather, the event was a success with many new ideas and future plans on the horizon.
Standards Update IICRC April 2014 Newsletter
Standards Update for IICRC Re-accredited by ANSI, ANSI/IICRC S800 Available, S100 Public Review Update, S500 Public Review Update.
IICRC International Spotlight Gary Bourke
IICRC International Spotlight - Gary Bourke, Owner/Manager PHJ Services, Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia
Master and Journeyman Certifications For April 2014
Congratulations, Master and Journeyman Certifications!
IICRC Standards Update - April
IICRC Standards Update - April 2014
Second Issue of IICRCs Technical Journal Ready for Distribution
The second issue of the IICRC’s technical journal, The Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection (The Journal), will be hitting mailboxes at the end of April, so keep an eye open for it!
IICRC Brings You Brand New Webinar Series April 2014 Newsletter
As a new benefit for Certified Firms, the IICRC is has begun producing a monthly webinar series featuring tips from industry experts on how you can better market your business to consumers and generate new sales leads.
IICRC Spring Flooding Marketing Toolkit April 2014 Newsletter
Spring season has officially begun, and with it brings warmer weather, rain and flooding. Flooding is the leading natural disaster in the U.S. with an estimated $500 million price tag in most states. This may go up or down depending on the state, but even so, flooding is a costly disaster.
Do Not Fail At These April 2014 IICRC Newsletter
We have all heard the adage, “You fail your way to success.” A friend recently sent me this inspiring poster of the great Michael Jordan that clearly illustrates this point. Note the number of championship rings on his hand.
Building Your Dream Machine Part 2 April 2014 Newsletter
The first tip to build your dream machine related to organization, highlighting actions you can take to make sure your business is well organized. In our second tip, we discussed why you should focus your attention on effective management of employees as you grow and expand your business.
IICRC and IEHA Sign MoU
The IICRC recently announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the IEHA, formerly the International Executive Housekeepers Association.
The IICRC Technical Journal February 2014 Newsletter
The much anticipated inaugural issue of The Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection (The Journal) is complete and is being readied for distribution. The first issue features four peer-reviewed articles.
IICRC Spotlight Elan Kissar February 2014 Newsletter
IICRC Spotlight Elan Kissar - President - Water Damage Zone & Restoration, Inc.
IICRC Publishes ANSI/IICRC S800 Feb 2014 Newsletter
In early February, the IICRC announced the publication of the new ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floorcoverings (1st edition, 2014).
Master and Journeyman Certifications For Feb 2014
Congratulations, Master and Journeyman Certifications!
International Updates IICRC Feb 2014 Newsletter
International Updates for IICRC Oceania and IICRC UK
IICRC Debuts New Global Resource Center
In late January, the IICRC held its winter Board of Directors (BOD) meeting in Las Vegas.
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