IICRC Standards Chairman Jim Holland recently announced the opening of the review process to update and maintain the ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration.

The standard opened for an informal public review on April 1 and will be available until June 15 as part of a continuous maintenance program. The S500 Consensus Body will then update the document based on comments received and then will be submitted for formal public review and comment. A timeline for this maintenance process will be approximately 24 months.

“The ANSI/IICRC S500 document has been in the field for 36 months and has proven to be a very reliable source of information regarding water damage restoration. The IICRC is committed to maintaining the S500 as an industry consensus document,” said Holland. “We welcome comments from users of the standard and also those who investigate or are affected by the use of the document.”