An IICRC cleaning and restoration technician is a professional who has been reviewed and certified by the IICRC, or The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration. The IICRC is a 30 year old non-profit certification board who serves as an “industry guardian.” They do so by ensuring that the cleaning and restoration technician is a trained and trusted pro you can trust.
The IICRC has created and maintains certification exams to help ensure that the person you hire adheres to industry standards. By hiring an IICRC technician, you will know that they are trained by the latest guidelines for his or her job. Examples of training include: commercial and residential carpet and rug cleaning, carpet repair and installation, leather, upholstery and hard surface cleaning and odor control. Your IICRC cleaning and repair technician may also be certified for carpet and hard surface inspection to determine if you have fire or smoke damage, water damage and inspect for mold.
Some further examples of the training the IICRC cleaning and restoration technician will receive are identifying what kind of soiling has happened, the type of fiber and construction of the carpet, the dye techniques employed, ascertaining the various sorts of backings present, knowing how the carpet was installed and what kind of cushioning and sub-flooring were laid, determination of the HVAC system and proper identification of lighting, whether it be natural, incandescent or fluorescent. Your IICRC cleaning and restoration is specially trained to take all the above (and more) factors into consideration when assessing your needs.
The IICRC cleaning and restoration technician is also instructed in ethical conduct. For instance, if you have sewage backup or toilet overflow, they are taught that only professionals with the appropriate training address this problem, and the IICRC recommends only those who have water damage and restoration certification work to correct the problem. By doing so, your cleaning and restoration technician will strictly follow IICRC standards and guidelines. In this way you will know that you receive a thorough and sanitary solution to your problem. The IICRC knows that it is imperative that the professional be properly trained so the consumer can rest assured that the job is done with excellence.
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration works with entire firms to certify their workforce in as many specific areas as possible. By hiring a firm with the proper certifications, the consumer knows that they are plugging into an entire network of seasoned pros who take their job seriously, from both technical and ethical perspectives. The IICRC encourages consumer awareness and are available both by phone and via the Internet. They realize that everyone benefits from professional excellence, and through ongoing reviews of techniques and methods, they ensure that the cleaning and restoration technician you hire will be equipped with up-to-date knowledge on all aspects of his or her work.