Revised S500 Standard available for public review

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VANCOUVER, WA — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces that it is revising the ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, according to a press release.

The revised draft of S500 is available now for public review and comment, the release stated.

ANSI/IICRC S500 provides a specific set of practical standards for water damage restoration but does not provide comprehensive water damage restoration procedures; rather, it outlines the foundation for basic principles of proper restoration practices, the release noted.

According to the release,  the primary revisions made in the Standard from the 2006 version include:

  • Significant strengthening to the science supporting our work as restorers
  • Chapter 10, Inspections, Preliminary Determination and Pre-Restoration Evaluations, and Chapter 13, Structural Restoration, have both been significantly reworked to clarify processes and place them in order of the way they are usually performed on projects
  • A new chapter, Chapter 17 Materials & Assemblies, consolidates much of the information from three previous chapters into a single comprehensive table that will be much easier and quicker to use
  • The relevance of the Standard and Reference Guide to commercial projects has been significantly strengthened.

ANSI/IICRC S500 draft Standard is available from March 29 to May 13, 2013 for review and comment as part of the 45-day public review period; all comments must be submitted to IICRC Standards Director Mili Washington at [email protected] no later than May 13, 2013, the release added.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.
 

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