The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has opened a third limited public review for the revised draft IICRC S700 Standard for Professional Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration. Download the substantive changes made to the draft Standard since the second public review (July-September 2023) and submit your comments online from December 01 to December 31, 2023 here:

As part of the ANSI 30-day limited public review period, all comments must be submitted using the online comment form no later than December 31, 2023.

The standard describes the principles, processes, and procedures for assessing the presence, intensity of impact and boundaries of fire residues and odors affecting a building, building systems (e.g., Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC)), and contents after a fire event. The fire event can occur within the building, an adjoining building(s), or building(s) in the vicinity impacted by an external or internal fire, other than wildfires. This standard also describes the practical principles, methods, and processes including equipment, tools, and materials, for the restoration cleaning and fire odor management of buildings and contents. This standard also addresses contractor qualifications, administrative requirements, procedures, development of the Restoration Work Plan (RWP), documentation of project-related events, and compliance with Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

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