Why Taking A Fire Restoration Course Is Necessary

A fire restoration course through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) should be a clear choice for industry professionals. Dealing with the damage left behind by an open flame requires extensive training, and the IICRC provides the best in the field. Training is also an investment, as homeowners are much more likely to pick trained professionals over technicians that don’t have a certified background. After all, homeowners trust professionals to make their house safe and comfortable to live in again, and that takes special tools and knowledge.

The IICRC offers a variety of classes, including a comprehensive fire restoration course, known as the FSRT. During the FSRT, professionals learn the theory behind reversing the damage and cleaning the side effects of an open flame. Cleaning is a primary element of restoration, as an open flame releases ash and smoke into the air as it consumes materials. Ash will irritate the lungs and can trigger medical conditions like asthma. Smoke produces intense, noxious odors that will linger for weeks, even months in some cases. Both can make a home uninhabitable, so a technician must be able to remove both. The FSRT (Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician) addresses this, providing a number of methods and technologies to help the professional perfect their craft.

And as the FSRT only takes a couple days to complete, it is perhaps the most cost-effective decision a professional can make for their career.