Dan Dan Restoration is a chief provider for water damage, commercial restoration, and residential restoration services in the greater Orlando area. Fire and water damage can be devastating to any property, but our team of experts is committed to finding a suitable and affordable solution for you. Our customers are our number one priority, and we strive to provide quality services around the clock.
We are an IICRC certified restoration company, meaning we have a strict set of ethical guidelines to adhere to. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries, was founded in 1972 and is globally recognized as a prominent industry voice and a trustworthy resource. As an ANSI-accredited standards developer, the IICRC has established industry standards and reference guides for professional water damage restoration, carpet cleaning, upholstery and fabric cleaning, and mold remediation.
IICRC Standards & Guidelines
The IICRC standards and guidelines are as follows:
• Advanced technical proficiency among members, including knowledge of industry-accepted language and terminology and formal training in specialized areas.
• Consistently treat customers with the utmost respect and work to assure that all obligations are met in a timely fashion.
• Establish and maintain a culture characterized by honesty, high values, and exceptional standards of conduct.
• Provide impeccable leadership, quality, and service.
In addition to a high level of ethics, continuing educational requirements must be met every two to four years in order to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest industry procedures.
• IICRC-certified inspectors are required to attain two continuing education credits every two years.
• IICRC-certified cleaning and restoration technicians must obtain two credits every four years.
• Those achieving the advanced designations of Master Textile Cleaner (MTC), Master Fire and Smoke Restorer (MSR) or Master Water Restorer (MWR) are required to attain two credits every two years.
Since the water damage restoration field tends to change quite frequently due to the introduction of new policies and procedures, these standards are reviewed and modified every few years.
IICRC & Mold
Most people are unaware of the dangers that can present themselves when removing mold from a facility. Mold remediation is a potentially hazardous process that should be conducted only by a certified IICRC professional. When conducting mold remediation, there are five steps that a qualified specialist takes:
1. Determine the extent of contamination. First and foremost, the degree of the mold damage must be surveyed. Since mold can easily travel through a building, experts may collect and analyze samples from both affected and unaffected areas of the structure.
2. Set up and confirm containment. Isolation barriers will be constructed to prevent the mold from spreading to other areas. To guarantee that there are no air leaks between containment zones, the correct amount of pressure must be achieved.
3. Remove any materials that are unsalvageable. Items that cannot be restored, including but not limited to dry wall, insulation, and any other materials with visible mold growth, will need to be prudently discarded. It’s critical to note that appropriate personal protection equipment is worn throughout this process.
4. Clean surfaces with high-attention to detail. A detailed cleaning process will be conducted to remove any mold from contaminated areas.
5. Verify remediation. When cleaning is finished, an expert will return to confirm that the remediation was effective. All areas should be up to standard, and surface and/or air sampling may be conducted as part of the verification process.
Mold remediation is no simple task, even for a professional. When it comes to preventing mold after water damage, choosing an IICRC certified company is imperative. At Dan Dan Restoration, we have the time, expertise, and resources to aid in restoring your property back to its original condition. Give us a call today at (407) 809-4677 to find out how we can help you!