The second issue of the IICRC’s technical journal, The Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection (The Journal), will soon hit your mailbox, so keep an eye open for it!

This issue features an intriguing look at vapor pressure and enthalpy in an article by Jerry Blalock, among other technical peer-reviewed articles developed to help you better understand the science of hard-surface cleaning, textile cleaning, disaster restoration and inspection. Other articles in this issue include:

  • “The Effect of Disinfectants, Cleaning, and Drying Practices on Oriental Rugs Flooded with Contaminated River Water”- Dan Bernazzani shares the methodology and results of his doctoral dissertation which focused on measuring the effectiveness of cleaning, disinfection and drying of Oriental rugs immersed in Category 3 floodwater.
  • “Determining the Need for HVAC Cleaning in Restoration Work”- Dan Stradford, the chair of the NADCA Certifications Committee, examines the circumstances when HVAC cleaning may be called for as part of restoration or remediation projects.
  • “An Examination of Slip-and-Fall Safety Assessment, Standards and Auditing”- Brent Johnson examines the history and development of assessment standards for auditing hard-surface floors for slip-and-fall safety.
  • “Why Standards?”- Mili Washington, the IICRC standards director, provides an introduction to standards and an overview of the benefits of using standards and engaging in the standard-development process.


To view the electronic version of The Journal, visit



Earlier this year, the IICRC released the NSI/IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floorcoverings. This Standard defines basic operational procedures and techniques for inspecting/evaluating, including carpet types, characteristics and conditions; specification; installation procedures and post-installation maintenance and cleaning. The S800 is available in multiple electronic formats for download on mobile devices, tablets, iPads, e-readers and more.

 To purchase a copy of the ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide and other IICRC standards, please visit or call the IICRC headquarters at (360) 693-5675. Stay tuned to the IICRC website for upcoming Standards news.