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What Do You Need To Know About Mold Standards?

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification SERVPRO is certified with the IICRC for water, fire, and mold damage

What Do You Need To Know About Mold Standards?

If you are a business owner or property manager in Hilshire Village, TX, being familiar with mold standards is part of the job description. This information will help guide you through mold cleanup as well as ensure the job is being completed to current standards. One important resource is the ANSI/IICRC S520 publication, known as the Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation. While it probably is not critical that you know this document, available in both hard copy and electronic format, inside and out, any mold mitigation franchise you deal with should be knowledgeable about its contents.

Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification

The IICRC is a mouthful, but it is a recognized leader in mold standards and the best methods for cleaning up a variety of commercial and residential situations. Among other tasks, it provides information on the following items:

  • Certification standards for cleaning companies
  • The effects of disinfectants on cleaning different materials
  • The importance of standards in the cleaning industry

The organization publishes a variety of publications on cleaning standards, how to make sure mold clean companies are current on techniques and equipment and the best methods to restore various materials such as carpeting, tile flooring, and clothing. Publications can be ordered at www:IICRC. org/store or by calling 360-693-5675.

American National Standards Institute

ANSI and the IICRC work together to provide guidance and clarification on such issues as how to clean black mold and the concepts and procedures for restoration, cleaning and inspection of properties with mold damage and other issues. Mold standards for cleaning and restoration have been established through a rigorous process that involves government agencies and cleaning companies throughout the U.S. As a property owner when you hire a mold cleaning company it is important that the company knows and understands advances in the industry. This will make sure your building is cleaned safely and effectively.

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