Patriot Restoration is IICRC Certified

Benefits for Consumers

Look for the IICRC logo 

IICRC Certified Firms have earned the right to display the IICRC logo as a symbol of quality. In order to achieve IICRC-certified status, firms must meet a rigorous list of standards in business ethics and expertise. All IICRC Certified Firms must:

  • IICRC certifiedPresent accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC actively has relationships with fiber producers, carpet and fabric mills, furnishing manufacturers and retailers, and others affiliated with the industry. The use of IICRC service professionals is specified in leading manufacturers’ maintenance brochures and warranties.

When it comes to cleaning, restoration and inspection, the IICRC writes the books

As an ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO), the IICRC has led the way in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, upholstery and fabric cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation.

Each IICRC standard takes years to develop and the coordination of several experts in the field, including allied tradespersons; manufacturers; international, national and regional trade associations; individual or franchise professionals; cleaning, inspection and restoration industry organizations; insurance industry; training schools; contractors; and public health professionals.

These standards are reviewed and updated at least every five years. Many of these fields, such as the water damage restoration field, change rapidly and those who are certified keep up with the advancement of the science and generally accepted practices of the industry.

The IICRC helps keep homes and businesses healthful

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average person spends 90 percent or more of their time indoors, where levels of pollutants may be two to five times (and occasionally more than 100 times) higher than outdoor levels.

This makes it extremely important to perform regular maintenance inside your home or business. In addition to vacuuming, cleaning and checking for water damage on a regular basis, using a certified technician for cleaning will help extend the life of your flooring and upholstery and ensure that your home or business is healthful for those who live and work there.

[Source:] http://www.iicrc.org/iicrc-benefit/for-consumers/

Get Hurricane Prepared Building Managers!

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There is a 55% chance of a hurricane landfall between Florida & Texas over next week based on world’s best ensemble forecast system. Property managers start preparing now for Tropical Storm Hermine! 

  • RECOVERY  is restoring all aspects of business operations damaged or interrupted by an event. 
  • RESPONSE is handling the threat or the occurrence of an emergency or disaster. 
  • PREPAREDNESS is taking steps to ensure your business and employees are prepped for the “unexpected” and know what needs to be done in an emergency. 
  • MITIGATION involves taking steps to prevent an emergency or disaster or at least reduce your business’ vulnerability. 

BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM  

  • BUILD THE DISASTER TEAM   This team is responsible for the development and implementation of your business disaster recovery program. 
  • UNDERSTAND YOU’RE BUSINESS – Identify critical functions that need to continue in order for your building to operate and how soon you must be back in operation. 
  • HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND RISK ASSESSMENT- What hazards pose the greatest threat to you and your building? 
  • MITIGATION STRATEGY – What action should you take to reduce your risk? 
  • RECOVERY STRATEGY – What needs to happen in order for your building to resume operations? How can you make this happen? 
  • DEVELOPING THE BUSINESS DISASTER PROGRAM- Provides an outline for a comprehensive plan for you building. 
  • WRITING THE PLAN – Gives you guidance for completing the plan. 
  • IMPLEMENTING THE PLAN – Discuss the ways to test your plan before a disaster and evaluate and revise your plan. 

Do you have mold in your home?

That is the million dollar question. How do you know if you have mold in your home? If you have signs of visible mold or have health concerns its time to take action. You can do one of two things either call a air quality specialist or a restoration specialist to inspect your home. If you choose to contact an air quality specialist, Air Quality Services  can come on premises, preform air testing and they will get back to you with the results soon after. If you suspect you have mold Patriot Restoration can come on site, preform a thorough home inspection, they will check for visible and non-visible leaks with equipment that enables the technicians to see what’s going on inside your walls. Be aware that indoor air pollution is two to five times worse than the air quality outside, therefore takes steps to maintain healthy indoor air quality for you and your family.