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IICRC Certified Firm

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Visalia is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Visalia

SERVPRO of Visalia specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Should You Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned in Your Home?

7/19/2017 (Permalink)

Knowledge about the potential benefits and possible problems of air duct cleaning is limited. Since conditions in every home are different, it is impossible to generalize about whether or not air duct cleaning in your home would be beneficial.

If no one in your household suffers from allergies or unexplained symptoms or illnesses and if, after a visual inspection of the inside of the ducts, you see no indication that your air ducts are contaminated with large deposits of dust having your air ducts cleaned is probably unnecessary. It is normal for the return registers to get dusty as dust-laden air is pulled through the grate. This does not indicate that your air ducts are contaminated with heavy deposits of dust or debris; the registers can be easily vacuumed or removed and cleaned.

You can count on the professionals at SERVPRO of Visalia to help. Call (559) 635-4292 today!

Spring cleaning

4/8/2016 (Permalink)

Spring is officially here, and what does that mean? Time for spring cleaning. SERVPRO of Visalia can help you get your home spring ready with these helpful tips.

  • Vacuum and shampoo carpets and rugs: It’s recommended that you get your carpet and rugs professionally cleaned at least once a year.

  • Clean your curtains and drapes: Often times when cleaning curtains and drapes tend to be overlooked. Cleaning your drapes can help reduces allergens such as pet hair, dander and dust mites.

  • Clean upholstered furniture: Cleaning your furniture can help maintain and restore your furniture’s appearance and expand the life of your furniture.  

  • Tile and grout cleaning: The grout in your tile tends to be porous and like most porous materials is likely to stain and discolor.

SERVPRO of Visalia is here to help you with all your spring cleaning needs, give us a call today at 559-635-4292.