Joshua Stewart, general manager for Premium Carpet Care, has recently undergone two days of training for water damage restoration certification. Water damage restoration is commonly done after water enters a building from pipe breakage or rising water from outside the home. When water enters a building, water damage restoration is necessary to limit damage.
John Braun, owner of Premium Carpet Care said, "I believe in training very strongly. I would never send one of my employees to complete the drying of a flooded building without this kind of intense training."
The training is followed by a certification exam. The exam tests course attendees on the subjects of building drying, water removal, and moisture inspections. It is one of the most difficult exams the IICRC gives and many attendees do not pass. Only those who pass gain the right to call themselves certified water damage technicians.
Why is certification important? The government has no training requirements for companies that call themselves water damage restoration professionals. Many companies do this type of work without any training. But the problem is, lack of training can lead to the consumer paying for the contractor's mistakes. When water damage isn't properly restored, harmful mold growth commonly occurs. What is known as "black" mold can often make building inhabitants sick. In addition, lingering moisture problems can lead to termites and structural problems in the building.
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