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What Is Involved With A Mold Remediation Class & Curriculum

With the ever increasing awareness of toxic fungi, a mold remediation class and its curriculum have become a must for technicians and firms in the carpet cleaning and remediation business. As the world continues to see unprecedented weather from earthquakes to dramatic droughts and torrential flooding, it has become quite apparent that carpet cleaning firms and their technicians must stay ahead of their competition and be able to handle the potential onslaught of business when disaster strikes. This will naturally mean that investing in a mold remediation class and curriculum is time and money well-spent.

Who should someone turn to when looking to take a mold remediation class?

The curriculum that the IICRC or Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification offers is considered one of the best in the industry. The IICRC is a non-profit, global, ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization that leads the way in the industry in regards to remediating mold and other toxic matter. They are sought after in regards to their training of both technicians and firms to ensure that the right methods are being used, and the highest safety standards are being met. The course they offer in this field is the Mold Removal Specialists (MRS). This mold remediation class and curriculum is an additional level of certification. The Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) is not the same certification, nor is it required for the MRS.  Those that wish to take this course only need to have been in the business for over one year. This is the only IICRC exam that does not have a training course directly associated with it. The exam is given at a locally approved testing center, and recertification is required every five years.  With the ease of access to this certification, it behooves firms desiring to stay at the top of the industry to ensure their qualified technicians take the course.

What will the mold remediation class and curriculum consist of?

Upon completion of the course and passing the exam, the certified technician will be able to accurately assess the contaminated area, both the structure and its contents, create and maintain a containment area, safely work in the contaminated areas and follow all protocols, and understand, implement and follow all legal requirements and industry standards. Knowledgeable technicians will also seek out any environments that are conducive to further mold growth and put into place methods that will prevent further production and contamination. This instruction is suitable for all building types. The technicians will also be completely capable of evaluating the situation, instituting procedures, and following each job through to completion.

Why is the MRS such a sought after certification in this industry?

It is the industry’s highest certification, and by far the most difficult of its kind. What each technician learns has been field-tested and proven, which is why it is sought after by firm owners as well.

Why are these skills so important?

In a world of continual climate change and natural disasters occurring, this is training and certification that any technician should desire to have. It not only gives them a leg up on the competition, but it also ensures that the practices they are using are safe for themselves, their clients, and the environment.

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