IICRC Certified Firm Gradient ColorThe Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a certification registry and a standard-setting body that creates and oversees educational programs and standards for the inspection, cleaning and disaster restoration industries.

The IICRC was formed in 1972 and currently spans 22 countries. There are currently 5,700 IICRC certified firms and 54,000 registrants.

The IICRC sets the standards for:

  • Carpet cleaning
  • Mold remediation
  • Water damage restoration
  • Upholstery cleaning

On top of setting the standards for cleaning and restoration companies, the IICRC aims to educate consumers about the restoration and cleaning industry including:

  • Mistakes to avoid when doing it yourself
  • Initial steps to take if you’re affected by a disaster
  • Small DIY techniques to make cleaning easier
  • When to hire a professional
  • What to look for in a trustworthy cleaner or restorer

Hiring an IICRC-Certifed firm gives customers the confidence that they have hired experts who will provide assurance that the work will be completed in accordance with the industry’s “standard of care.”

For more information on the IICRC please visit their website.