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Why Is It Important To Be IICRC Certified?

August 28, 2014 3:41 pm

The importance of Certified Des Moines Disaster Restoration and Carpet Cleaning Professionals

When it comes to choosing professional cleaning and restoration companies for your disaster repair, flood damage repair or carpet cleaning needs, many companies make it a point to say they are licensed and certified. What does this really mean for you? For disaster restoration and cleaning companies like ServiceMaster by Rice, it means we’ve put in the time and effort to complete our training and certification as well as continue with our education. Because of this commitment to our team’s training and education in the field of disaster restoration and professional cleaning, the entire ServiceMaster by Rice team is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

What is the IICRC?

The IICRC website says it best: “The IICRC is a certification and standard-setting nonprofit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Serving the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, the IICRC represents the entire industry. The IICRC is recognized internationally as a knowledgeable industry voice and resource.” (http://www.iicrc.org/iicrc-benefit/for-consumers/)

Since it is an internationally recognized organization, the IICRC sets the tone for the entire industry, regardless of what country the disaster restoration company is located in. The IICRC creates the standards, the training and the guides that we as a certified company have to abide by to best serve our customers. As a consumer, you can rest easy knowing that a call to ServiceMaster by Rice will result in the highest level of service and knowledge that you can get, whether you need a full scale disaster restoration and repair or a routine carpet cleaning.

The Benefits of IICRC Certified Disaster Restoration Professionals for You

When you see an IICRC Certified logo during your search for a disaster restoration or carpet cleaning company, what does that mean for you as a home or business owner? Not only does it mean you’re getting a technician who has been completely certified in their field, but it also means they are required to take continuing education classes and complete additional training modules to keep up to date on the latest industry technology. IICRC certification also requires disaster restoration companies like ServiceMaster by Rice to have liability insurance as well as a written complaint policy to better serve our customers.

Another added benefit is the relationship between the IICRC, companies like ServiceMaster and furniture and carpet manufacturers. The IICRC makes it a priority to cultivate relationships like this so they fully understand how their education, training guides and practices benefit the industry today. When you get new carpets or furniture, expect the manufacturer to recommend an IICRC certified company to take care of cleaning it.

If we really do spend 80% of our time indoors, based on a study done by the Environmental Protection Agency, it’s even more important to ensure your home, furniture and floors are as clean as possible. In addition to making sure you have no mold, water or structural damage, an IICRC certified company like ServiceMaster by Rice will help protect your investment in your home with our high quality cleaning and maintenance services.

IICRC Certification Benefits for ServiceMaster by Rice

Achieving IICRC certification is important to us at ServiceMaster by Rice; it lets our customers know that we are certified by the best in the industry and it sets a high standard of service and training for our employees. IICRC certification also gives ServiceMaster by Rice relationships with other disaster restoration and cleaning companies around the world. It allows us to be easily recognizable as a professional, well-qualified company and connects us with customers and other restoration companies in need through their company locator.

Through the IICRC, our team members are able to access intense educational training to becoming certified in mold mitigation, applied structural drying, carpet cleaning, water damage restoration, fire and smoke restoration, upholstery and fabric cleaning and odor control. This allows us to keep our skills fresh and to ensure that our team has the highest level of certification possible to always provide our customers with great service.

If you need more information on our IICRC certified carpet cleaning, mold removal or disaster restoration methods, contact us today.