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A water damage cleanup professional should be certified through the IICRC

Nov 25

Water damage and water restoration companies can provide a lot of information on how to clean up and dry out an affected home or business, but it is important that those seeking such services are working with certified professionals who understand how to properly address different types of water damage. Only those people who have received certification from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) will be able to perform proper procedures following an incident involving any type of flooding.

The IICRC is a non-profit organization that was established in 1955 as a way for providers within this industry to set quality standards and receive training. Certified technicians also learn about potential hazards they may come across when cleaning up a property which could include mold, hazardous chemicals, and even electrical issues. Having a certified IICRC technician respond to a water damage emergency is critical because they have been trained to handle these problems from start to finish while being aware of potential consequences that could occur during the cleanup process.

While it may be important for people who are interested in hiring water damage professionals to work with certified technicians, there are also other things they will want to consider when searching for the right company. The first thing is ensuring that any business hired out has an insurance policy in place to cover potential losses or debts following a flood or related incident. They should also make sure the business they choose has staff available 24 hours a day since water damage emergencies can occur at any time.

In addition to having a local water restoration company, those who have been affected by severe flooding should also make sure they file an insurance claim and document the damage as soon as possible following any incident involving water entering a home or business. A certified technician may be called upon to gather evidence of the damage and assist with filing this type of claim in order to receive compensation for damages sustained during the cleanup process.

Professional Trades and Construction Employees in Peak Demand in 2021 amidst Housing Market Surge in

Demand for skilled trade professionals: carpenters, electricians, plumbers, restoration technicians continues to grow as the housing market surge in 2021 has continued to accelerate.

The US Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported a housing market surge in the first half of 2021, while new-building permits increased nationwide by 10.3% while pre-existing home sales advanced by 9% throughout January and February. Construction jobs have been on a steady incline since 2009 with 2/3rds being attributed to single-family homes built for purchase rather than apartment living.

Restoration technicians should have little difficulty finding work cleaning up water damage from storm-related events during this time because these unfortunate incidents leave millions without power or other essential needs that will only add to the demand for their services. In addition, one out of every three Americans will suffer at least one flooded basement in any given year according to Flood Smart.