news1_FTThe IICRC announced it is revising the ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration and substantive changes made since the last public review are now available for an additional public review and comment through Aug. 31, 2014.

ANSI/IICRC S500 provides a specific set of practical and procedural standards for water damage restoration. It does not provide a specific protocol for all water damage restoration projects; rather, it outlines the foundation for basic principles of proper restoration practices. ANSI/IICRC S500 does not include exhaustive performance characteristics or standards for the manufacture or installation of structural components, materials and contents (personal property).

All comments must be submitted completely using the Comment Form. To access the substantive changes to the draft Standard and Comment Form for S500, visit All comments must be submitted to IICRC Standards Director Mili Washington at no later than August 31, 2014.

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