The IICRC has opened public review for the revised draft BSR/IICRC S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration. You can download and review the draft Standard and submit your comments from January 10 - February 24, 2020. All comments must be submitted using the online comment form.
ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration (2015)
ANSI/IICRC S500-2015 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 S500-2015 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 S500-2015 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.
Click here for a webinar recording on the ANSI/IICRC S500-2015 Standard Summary of Changes - What You Need to Know
ANSI/IICRC S500-2015 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.
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.
After receiving questions pertaining to the ANSI/IICRC S500: 2015 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration and the use of air filtration devices (AFD's) in different categories of water intrusions, the S500 consensus body has released a Statement of Interpretation.
The S500 Consensus Body Chair is Chris Taylor and Vice Chair is Brandon
Burton. The revised draft S500 Standard is currently available for public
review from January 10 to February 24, 2020. Complete comments submitted within
this timeframe will be reviewed and addressed by the S500 Consensus Body.
Air Filtration Devices and Category 1 Water Intrusions Statement of Interpretation
Airmover Calculations in Structural Drying Projects - White Paper