Our technicians are IICRC-certified!
Here at SERVPRO of The Southtowns, each of our production technicians goes through rigorous training and certification to ensure that they understand the science of restoration.
Most of these certifications are offered through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification, or IICRC. The IICRC sets the industry standard for restoration, and we’re proud to say that we adhere strictly to that standard.
While many of our team members hold multiple certifications through the IICRC, pretty much everybody holds their Water Damage Restoration Technician certification. But what does that mean, and how does it benefit home and business owners? Let’s explore.
Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)
The IICRC’s Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) certification requires three days and 19 total hours of classroom work to achieve, as well as passing grades on a rigorous exam at the end of the course.
The WRT teaches not just the work that goes along with drying, but the science behind it. Technicians who get their WRT learn more about the core concept of water damage and how it can affect people’s contents and structures, as well as the most effective and up-to-date techniques out there for drying. From clean water losses to sewer backflows to post-damage contamination like mold, WRT-certified technicians are introduced to a wide array of different concepts.
The WRT is also one of the first steps an individual must take towards becoming a certified Master Water Restorer. That’s why we ensure that our technicians achieve the WRT or higher – it’s a fantastic foundation for quality work, as well as a rewarding restoration career.