Founded in 1972, the Clean Trust was designed to establish a system of standards and practices for the industry
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 02, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration service in the United States is recommending that property owners seeking this service look for Clean Trust certification from any provider they are considering. The Clean Trust is the governing authority for the entire restoration industry.
Founded in 1972, it was originally the Institute for Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification, and was designed to establish a system of standards and practices for the industry, which up until that point had been largely unregulated. The IICRC provided education, training, certification, and continued educational opportunities in all areas of the restoration process, from water extraction, drying, carpet cleaning, mold removal, and structural repair.
In 2011, the IICRC changed its name to the Clean Trust, with an ad campaign designed to raise public awareness of the new title.
“The Clean Trust lets people know exactly what we do, in a business-like, technical, professional way. We train. We set the standards. We certify. We vouch for a technician’s ability and professionalism and thereby ease our customer’s worries and concerns,” said Paul Pearce, The Clean Trust Chairman “Although the acronym of the IICRC also had a meaning; it wasn’t as direct and easy to understand.”
Today the Clean Trust represents more than 5700 firms and 54,000 technicians, with instructors located nationwide and schools certified to teach industry standards and practices for those companies who wish to become certified. The Clean Trust also serves as a referral source for certified firms and inspectors.
For more than four decades, the Clean Trust has earned the reputation among the industry and community for reliability and trust, providing a measure of accountability for restoration providers, and an authority figure for homeowners to look to for guidance during what is usually a very trying time in their lives.
Restoration Local recommends only hiring restoration companies with Clean Trust certification, since this demonstrates that the company in question has devoted time, resources, and finances to make sure that their personnel are properly trained in all areas of the restoration process.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration service in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.