March 01, 2010 // Franchising.com // Ft. Lauderdale, FL - PuroClean Academy, the training school of the nation's fastest growing property emergency services company, has earned Approved School status from The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
More than 300 PuroClean franchise owners across the country now have access to a variety of IICRC approved courses at the company's headquarters in Tamarac, FL, where technicians can turn for IICRC approved training and certification in the categories of Water Damage Restoration, Fire and Smoke Restoration, Odor Control, Carpet Cleaning, and Color Repair.
"The IICRC S500 certification is the Cadillac of designations in the cleaning and restoration industry," said John Capponi, CR, PuroClean's Vice President of Operations. "Our training processes for franchise owners and technicians have always been in accordance with the industry's highest standards, but now we're able to proudly display the official IICRC Certification Mark to represent our level of commitment to service excellence."
PuroClean franchise owners and technicians who attain IICRC certification will be in alliance with the highest industry standards in all areas of the restoration business, from documenting and monitoring services and performance to maintaining proper invoicing procedures.
"IICRC certified professionals are highly respected by their customers and industry peers," said Mike Reed, IICRC Instructors and Schools Committee Chairman. In conjunction with securing IICRC approval for its training school, PuroClean will break ground in late February on a new Applied Structural Drying (ASD) Demonstration Facility. The new facility will include a classroom, as well as a state-of-the-science flood house, where all franchise owners and their employees will receive practical application of IICRC guidelines in applied structural drying and smoke and soot remediation, within a controlled environment.
The ASD facility will also be used for the research and development of new equipment and demonstrations to insurance industry professionals interested in increasing their competency and capabilities in property restoration. Construction on the facility is set to be completed later this summer.
PuroClean is a leader in property damage restoration and has earned the trust of property owners, insurance professionals and home service providers throughout the United States and Canada since 2001. Backed by a comprehensive network of more than 300 franchise offices and a national training and business support center, each PuroClean office responds promptly to property emergencies demonstrating a high degree of professionalism and compassion. PuroClean certified technicians are thoroughly screened, insured and trained in utilizing the latest in mitigation technology and procedures throughout the remediation process while operating under a strict code of ethics. In addition to serving the needs of property owners, PuroClean offers hundreds of continuing education classes each year to insurance professionals and property service providers nationwide. In 2009, PuroClean has trained over 10,500 insurance professionals nationwide helping them earn their continuing education credits.