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Industry Organization Spotlight: The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

Overview
IICRC-logoThe Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is an international nonprofit that certifies professional individuals and firms and develops certifications and standards within the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. Since its formation in 1972, the IICRC has been dedicated to promoting high standards of ethics, performance and technical proficiency among industry professionals. Today, there are more than 53,000 active IICRC Certified technicians and more than 6,000 IICRC Certified firms worldwide. Continue reading “Industry Organization Spotlight: The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)” »

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In-Home Danger Zones: Five Critical Tests to Ensure Safety

Make sure you know how to spot hidden dangers lurking in your home. Photo: Environmental Remedies, Inc. (2015)

Make sure you know how to spot hidden dangers lurking in your home. Photo: Environmental Remedies, Inc. (2015)

If you’re like most people, you think of your home as your sanctuary—a refuge from the uncertainties of the outside world. However, you may not realize just how many dangers can be present within its very walls. Hazardous substances like mold, lead and asbestos are present in many United States homes, often without the homeowners’ awareness. Since the only way to identify these threats is with professional inspection, you should consider having the following tests performed in your home:

1. Mold testing
When mold develops inside a home, it’s typically due to an excess of moisture, whether from a slow leak, poor ventilation or as a secondary effect of catastrophic water damage. Continue reading “In-Home Danger Zones: Five Critical Tests to Ensure Safety” »

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