What’s the best way to learn how to mitigate a catastrophic water loss? You can read about it, watch videos, or even flood your own basement (we don’t recommend it 😊). However, nothing can replace being in the situation to dry a real flooded house, learn from the best experts in the industry, and ultimately get your IICRC certifications. IICRC is the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certifications.
At Accuserve, we’ve built all Flood House training facilities to reflect real-world homes to give you true-to-life training as you help mitigate a catastrophic water loss using the industry’s latest drying technology, guided by industry experts.
These IICRC-approved ASD (Applied Structural Damage) training centers are completely furnished homes built over a concrete slab foundation using various common building materials. The only thing “different” about this 1,800 square-foot home from those you work in every day is that it has a classroom attached.
We’ve simulated hundreds of catastrophic water losses by flooding them with over 1,500 gallons of water. Water will rain from the first floor into the finished basement and crawlspace. We then seal the home for 36 hours in an 85-degree environment to create a “terrarium effect.” This is the worst-case scenario for any homeowner. Despite that, all affected materials will be dried and saved.
We have trained thousands of contractors, adjusters, and employees. Each learned the best practices for evaluating the damage and developing a restoration strategy based on the type of affected materials, weather, and even where the loss site is located in the country.
“I can’t begin to tell you how much I learned from your class. This has been the most beneficial training I have received in a very long time. Please share with your staff my appreciation of the time and energy dedicated to making sure we felt welcome and at the same time learned more than imaginable.” said Ellen W., one of the training participants.
By taking the Accuserve’s IICRC ASD approved Flood House courses and passing the required tests, you can get IICRC-certified and gain credibility in the marketplace. An IICRC certification is proof that you are trained by industry experts and know the scientifically proven guidelines for property restoration. This will open business opportunities and give you the confidence that comes with being backed by standards that have evolved over decades.
WRT | Water Damage Restoration Technician
This is a base-level certification and is required for anyone who wants to perform remediation work and understand water damage, techniques for drying structures, and on-site safety protocols.
ASD | Applied Structural Drying
This certification covers the effective, timely drying of water-damaged structures and its contents within a restorative drying environment. It’s beneficial to restorers that have been certified in WRT and understand water-damaged environments and safety protocols.
AMRT | Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
This certification includes mold and sewage remediation techniques. It’s beneficial to anyone involved with property management, restoration, IEQ investigation, or related professions.
You’ll get a classroom and hands-on experience in a realistic home environment.
For restorers and insurance professionals.
See the upcoming courses and register here.