The Accuserve Flood House: Hundreds of Water Catastrophes, Thousands of Happy Students

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.

The Accuserve Flood House Classroom

1500 Gallons of Water Dried in Four Days

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.

Instructor Ed Jones has over 30 years of experience in the industry, has the title of Master Restorer and served as a member of the IICRC Certification Council
Instructor Ed Jones has over 30 years of experience in the industry, has the title of Master Restorer and served as a member of the IICRC Certification Council

How IICRC Certifications Benefit You

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.

  • Stay up to date on the latest techniques and technology in your industry.
  • Grow your business by getting referrals if you’re in our contractor network.
  • Assurance that your work adheres to scientifically proven industry standards.

Available IICRC Certification Training Courses

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.

The kitchen after students set equipment.

Why Register for the Accuserve’s Flood House Training?

You’ll get a classroom and hands-on experience in a realistic home environment.

  • Receive WRT, ASD, and AMRT certifications, increasing your business potential and market value.
  • If you’re in our contractor network, it will elevate you in our ranking system and increase your referral rate.
  • Test equipment you may not have used before in our unbiased environment and learn their pros and cons.

Who are these courses for?

For restorers and insurance professionals.


See the upcoming courses and register here.

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