What is the IICRC and why is their certification so important?

Did you know that in Texas, a roofer doesn’t have to have any licensing, certification, registration or even insurance?

Can you imagine hiring someone to work on your single biggest investment, and not having the peace of mind to know whether they are doing the job correctly?
We certainly can’t.

That’s why as a company, we are IICRC-certified and strive to go above and beyond for our customers. The IICRC ensures that there are standards to follow and guidelines for how work is to be performed.

But you may be wondering, what even is the IICRC and why should I care? To start, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the regulatory agency which develops and maintains the standards by which water damage and mold remediation companies are held to.

According to their own manual, the IICRC S500:

The S500 is a living document; subject to change as more information regarding water damage restoration becomes available and as scientific developments occur and advancements are made in restoration technology and practice. The S500 will be reviewed, evaluated and validated through application in the field, and thereafter revised and improved. This process and further professional and public review will allow our industry to develop a body of water damage restoration science and achieve the overall IICRC goal of improving the environments in which people live and work.

The reason why the IICRC is a well-respected and trusted institution cannot be stated better than they have done above. They use science to create a better environment and work to improve techniques and applications in order to further the science that drives their work. IRS believes in the message that the IICRC stands for and we do the best that we can to uphold these standards in order to make your home a safe and healthy place to live.