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Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)

“Oh, I already know how to do water restoration,” you say. “Just suck up the excess, spray down a little deodorant, then put a box fan in the middle of the room for a few days . . . piece of cake!”

That’s what many contractors used to think. Today, all that’s changed. Consider:

  • 12 infants under 6 months died of hemorrhaging lungs after exposure to mold growing on wet cellulose in their water-damaged homes.
  • An asthmatic woman in San Diego died when exposed to endotoxins associated with bacteria in her sewage-damaged home.
  • A cleaning firm in California settled a law suit for $1,000,000 due to its alleged failure to find pockets of saturation in walls.
  • In Georgia, a college student died of carbon monoxide poisoning, because of improper equipment operation.

Indeed the entire water restoration industry has changed dramatically in recent years. Since the completion of the IICRC Water Restoration Standard in 1994, scientific studies and new information has revealed significant health hazards associated with water damage. The new attitude is:

  • Restoration isn’t just a “job” that someone must do: it’s a profession with an expanding body of science to be studied and applied for the benefit of consumers, and their families or coworkers.
  • Recently, Dr. Mike Berry, US EPA, challenged restorers to excel in their profession through education. He emphasized restoring for health and safety, rather than for appearance only.
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) issues have overwhelmed restorers and insurers alike. Water (biocontamination) creates many safety and health problems, if proper restoration isn’t accomplished in time.
  • Liability for improper restoration is increasing. Law suits are being filed against restorers and insurance companies alike.

“So just what’s included in this course?” you ask. Check this partial list of what you’ll learn:

  • Principles, categories, classes of water losses.
  • Preparation; load lists; price justification.
  • All the latest equipment and standards for setting up dryers, dehumidifiers, air scrubbers; wall, floor drying equipment; inspection equipment.
  • Biocides – what they will and won’t do.
  • Biopollutants (bacteria, fungi, viruses), growth cycles; how to arrest and control them; water contami-nation’s effect on health; allergic reactions and hypersensitivity diseases
  • The effect of water on installations, carpet constructions (delamination), cushion, vinyl floor coverings, wood floors/subfloors; concrete: when to salvage floors, when to replace.
  • Progressive damage: what happens in minutes, hours, days, weeks.
  • Scientific drying using psychrometry; open versus closed drying; reading a psychrometric chart, along with practical applications. Hands-on training in psychrometry.
  • Permeance factors and their effect on drying
  • Phone procedures; call reports; inspecting for safety, health, and liability limitation
  • Standard procedures for all water loss types; floor-level restoration situations are explained, including stain-resist carpet.
  • Types and classes of sewage losses (based on HCRC S500); questions you must answer; protecting the health of occupants and workers.
  • Structural restoration: all about wet wood; struc-tural drying from top to bottom; drying ceilings, wall interiors, wood floors, ductwork, insulation, and craw1spaces.
  • Sewage remediation: case studies and more!

With our money-back guarantee and discounts for those already Certified in water restoration, you can’t afford to miss this dynamic course that revolutionizes the science of restorative drying. Be among the first in your market to move to the next plateau as a Certified Restoration Professional!

Don’t put this decision off. Call today 800-455-4278 for registration, or Contact Us for additional information.

 

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