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Does a Remediation Company Need To Be Certified?

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is certified with the IICRC for water, fire, and mold damage

You experience a flood and subsequent mold damage, you look online, and you pick the first - or the cheapest - remediation company you can find. Situation averted, right? In fact, all remediation companies are not created equal - a lesson that can be costly if your insurance company fails to cover work by an uncertified remediation company. There are good reasons why, if you are facing mold damage in your Memphis, TN, business, a certified mold remediation company is the best choice.

What Is Mold Certification?

While plenty of businesses can get the equipment to do mold cleanup, they can’t all do it well or safely. For this reason, the IICRC, or Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, sets standards for mold remediation and certifies specific companies. An IICRC certification means a business meets standards involving:

  • Ethics
  • Technical knowledge
  • Procedures
  • Accountability

Choosing a certified mold cleanup company is not a must, but it’s a plus that can save you time, money and a lot of frustration in the long run.

Why It Matters

To a consumer, the above might not seem that important, but these standards have practical applications in your home. For one, certification ensures accountability, as the company is compelled to maintain a standard of quality to keep their certification.

Getting the certification also requires a high amount of knowledge, so choosing a certified company virtually ensures you’ve chosen one of the best in the field. Moreover, many insurance companies hesitate to cover work by an uncertified mold removal company. That means choosing a certified company can lighten the cost load of mold removal, as your insurance will likely cover it.

When you’re looking for mold remediation, it’s not time to cut corners. Look for a certified mold remediation company with the proper IICRC verifications, and you can rest easy the job will be done right the first time.

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