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IICRC release

June 15, 2010
IICRC Issues RFP for Research Project to Test Air Filtration System
Seeks product verification testing to support S500 standard
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a research project to test the effectiveness of air filtration devices.
The IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, which contains practical standards for water damage restoration, currently includes language allowing the use of air filtration devices during the drying and mitigation process. The practice is gaining wide acceptance within the cleaning and restoration community, though questions have been raised about whether or not the use of air filtration devices in this manner is warranted. To ensure IICRC standards reflect the most recent reliable industry data, the IICRC Standards Committee wants technical information regarding the efficiency of air filtration devices as a particulate collection device.
Interested parties may visit the IICRC website for more information about the RFP and to download a copy. Proposals are due July 9, 2010 by 5 p.m. Pacific time and should be submitted to Tom Hill, Executive Administrator, at
About the IICRC
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is an ANSI-accredited standards setting body for the flooring inspection, floor covering and specialized fabric cleaning and disaster restoration industries. Organized in 1972, the IICRC currently represents more than 5,700 Certified Firms and 54,000 Certified Technicians in 22 countries. The IICRC, with participation from the entire industry, sets standards for inspection, cleaning and disaster restoration. IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials, or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. It approves schools and instructors that meet the criteria established by the IICRC. IICRC also serves as a consumer referral source for Certified Firms and Inspectors.