Article Number: 18032
Public Review Now Open: BSR/IICRC S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration
LAS VEGAS [Jan. 13, 2020] – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has opened public review for the revised draft BSR/IICRC S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration. The draft S500 Standard is available from January 10 to February 24 for review.

The IICRC S500 Standard provides a specific set of practical standards for water damage restoration. It does not attempt to teach comprehensive water damage restoration procedures. Instead, it provides the foundation for basic principles of proper restoration practices. BSR/IICRC S500 does not attempt to include exhaustive performance characteristics or standards for the manufacture or installation of structural components, materials and contents (personal property).

The IICRC S500 draft Standard is available for review and comment as part of the ANSI 45-day public review period. Download the revised draft Standard and submit your comments online here: All comments must be submitted using the online comment form no later than February 24, 2020.

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About the IICRC
The IICRC is an international, ANSI-accredited standard-development organization (SDO) that certifies individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Representing more than 54,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials, or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. For more information, visit

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