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IICRC Certified Firm

5/3/2017 (Permalink)

General IICRC Certified Firm We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of the Quad Cities 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 the Quad Cities

SERVPRO of the Quad Cities 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.

 

Keeping Warm in North Alabama this Winter

1/4/2017 (Permalink)

As we are working into the new year, we are looking at some cold weather. Here in North Alabama snow is coming week. SERVPRO has some tips to try and keep your home warm through these winter months. 

- Check Fan Setting

    Most fans in your home have a "winter" setting. In the summer your fan spins counter-clockwise, this is because you want to pull the heat up. If you flip the switch on your fan it will make the fan spin clockwise. As most know, heat rises and the clockwise spin pushes the heat back down into the room. 

- Opening and Closing Curtains

     During the day open your curtains to allow the sun to help heat up your home and close them at night to trap in the heat. Doing this will allow us to take in the benefits of vitamin D and cutting down on the power bill.   

- Sealing Off Leaks

   Check obvious places where warm air is leaving your home like windows and doors. Also, you want to check around the house and pay attention to where wood meets concert. Caulking can make a huge difference. 

- Install a Programmable Thermostat

   A programmable thermostat allows you to manage the temperature with the time of the day. You can make it nice and toasty for when you wake up and let it be cooler when you are work. Also, you might consider bringing the temp down when you are asleep. This has been proven to help you sleep better.

- Add Layers to Wood Floors

    Heat can escape through the floors. Adding rugs and carpet can not only add to the decor of your home but help the room stay warmer then it would with out it. It is a simple way to make a difference in your commonly used rooms.

 

Overall, one must look out for themselves this winter. Breaking out the warm socks and heavy blankets is always a good idea! We wish the best for everyone during these cold times and do not forget to stay warm!