1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

September 15, 2008

:259 Water Damage Help

Filed under: :259 Water Damage Help — Tags: , , , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:37 am

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:259 EcoTip: Recovering from flood and water damage generally requires experienced help. Unfortunately when disasters occur there are often offers for help that range from well meaning, but uninformed to some that are downright shady. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification offers advice and certification for companies that provide these services.

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 Additional Information:

Suggested Review: :256, :257, :258

This is the fourth in a series of EcoTips about protecting oneself when remodeling and working around buildings when participating in disaster recovery such as occurred with hurricane Katrina and is going on now with Ike. This information is timely since 2008 is the most active hurricane season since 2005 and many buildings are being damaged.

From the IICRC web-site:

To make sure you hire certified, trained professionals, the “Industry Guardians” at the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) invite you to visit http://www.certifiedcleaners.org/ or call 1-800-835-4624 to locate qualified experts to handle your cleaning needs.

The IICRC is a nationally accredited, non-profit certification body that works to protect consumers from deceptive and unreliable companies in the cleaning, restoration and inspection industry. IICRC-Certified Firms and Technicians must meet the highest industry standards to maintain their good standing.

IICRC offers water and flood damage tips at http://www.certifiedcleaners.org/ts_tips_advice.shtml you can use their directory search to help find a certified firm. 

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