RIA Flood Cleanup Advisory for Restoration Professionals

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria are providing restoration contractors with the unique opportunity to assist individuals with wind damage and wide ranging flooding in multiple states and territories. Experience from previous storms should not be forgotten as lessons learned after Katrina and Sandy came at a high price and offer invaluable information for restoration professionals responding to flooding across the country.

Hurricane Cleanup Guidelines for Volunteers

In past disasters, volunteers returning from working with the rebuilding efforts have brought more than just the feeling of a job well done with them. Too many who went to help developed health problems that included “mold cold”, infections, antibiotic-resistant injuries, meningitis, multi-system reactions such as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, (CIRS) and even Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Restoration Industry Association (RIA), the international association of professional restoration and disaster recovery companies, applauds the volunteers and wants to see them return to their homes with a sense of accomplishment rather than health issues.

To access either of these documents, head to www.randrmagonline.com or www.restorationindustry.org.

Meet the International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo Keynote!

RIA is excited to introduce Chris Voss as our keynote speaker for the International Restoration Convention + Expo. Chris Voss is the CEO of The Black Swan Group, a national best-selling author, an expert negotiator and a 24-year veteran of the FBI. Mr. Voss brings unique experiences to his talk, and you can will expect to learn how you and your team can be effective negotiators.

Plan now to join RIA for the International Restoration Convention + Expo this February 14-16, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Registration will be opening this October. Stay tuned for additional information about the schedule, planned sessions and networking opportunities. We look forward to seeing you in Austin!