ANSI/IICRC S500 Water Damage Restoration

Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration (2006)

S500 Public Review: Substantive changes made to the draft Standard since the last public review are currently available for the fourth round of public review and comment from March 06 to April 05, 2015. All comments must be submitted using a completed Comment Form. To access the S500 substantive changes document and Comment Form click here. All comments must be submitted to IICRC Standards Director Mili Washington at no later than April 05, 2015.

Note: The Standard and Reference Guide are DRAFT documents and could be changed considerably over the next few months so please do not cite, circulate, copy, or reference the Standard and Reference Guide till it is in final approved version and published by IICRC.

Click here to view the S500 Consensus Body White paper on Airmover Calculations in Structural Drying Projects. This paper assists in understanding the value of area-method air mover sizing calculations to achieve appropriate airflow on water damage restoration projects.

BSR-IICRC S500 draft Standard and Reference Guide was available for the first public review from March 29 to May 13, 2013, for the second public review from December 06, 2013 to January 20, 2014, and for the third public review from August o1 to 31, 2014. All comments submitted as part of the first and second public review periods have been reviewed and addressed by the Consensus Body, and responses have been sent out.

ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration is a procedural standard. It is based on reliable restoration principles, research and practical experience. In addition, there has been extensive consultation and information obtained from numerous sources. These sources include, but are not necessarily limited to the scientific community, international, national and regional trade associations serving the professional restoration industry, chemical formulators and equipment manufacturers, cleaning and restoration training schools, restoration service companies, the insurance industry, allied trades persons and others with specialized experience. It is subject to further revision as developments occur in technology, testing and processing procedures.

ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 Standard and Reference Guide chapters and sections include: Building and Material Science; Psychrometry by Definition; Psychrometry and the Science of Drying; Limitations, Complexities, Complications and Conflicts; Structural Restoration; HVAC; Contents Evaluation Restoration and Remediation; and Large or Catastrophic Restoration. Also, note that Carpet Disengagement and Reinstallation has been moved back into the Appendix.

ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 provides a specific set of practical standards for water damage restoration. It does not attempt to teach comprehensive water damage restoration procedures; rather, it provides the foundation for basic principles of proper restoration practices. ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 does not attempt to include exhaustive performance characteristics or standards for the manufacture or installation of structural components, materials and contents (personal property).

ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 Standard and Reference Guide is presented using a two-part format: the standard itself and a supplementary reference guide. The procedural standard is featured in this first section, supported by the reference guide in the second section. The intent is to use the principles outlined in the reference guide as a tool to better understand and apply the standard itself. However, the reference guide is not considered part of this standard.

The S500 Consensus Body Chair is Mickey Lee, and Vice Chair is Chris Taylor.

Close-Out Pricing on S500: IICRC is offering the ANSI/IICRC S500: 2006 Standard and Reference Guide on Professional Water Damage Restoration at a discounted price of $65 per copy till such time as the revised Standard is approved and published. To purchase IICRC Standards click here.

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