Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration (2006)
The draft S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration was available from March 29 to May 13 as part of the 45-day public review and comment period. The Consensus Body has also voted on the Standard. The Consensus Body is currently reviewing and addressing all public review comments submitted.
Note: the Standard and Reference Guide are DRAFT documents and could be changed considerably over the next few months so please do not cite, circulate, copy, or reference the Standard and Reference Guide till it is in final approved version and published by IICRC.
ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration is a procedural standard. It is based on reliable restoration principles, research and practical experience. In addition, there has been extensive consultation and information obtained from numerous sources. These sources include, but are not necessarily limited to the scientific community, international, national and regional trade associations serving the professional restoration industry, chemical formulators and equipment manufacturers, cleaning and restoration training schools, restoration service companies, the insurance industry, allied trades persons and others with specialized experience. It is subject to further revision as developments occur in technology, testing and processing procedures.
ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 Standard and Reference Guide chapters and sections include: Building and Material Science; Psychrometry by Definition; Psychrometry and the Science of Drying; Limitations, Complexities, Complications and Conflicts; Structural Restoration; HVAC; Contents Evaluation Restoration and Remediation; and Large or Catastrophic Restoration. Also, note that Carpet Disengagement and Reinstallation has been moved back into the Appendix.
ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 provides a specific set of practical standards for water damage restoration. It does not attempt to teach comprehensive water damage restoration procedures; rather, it provides the foundation for basic principles of proper restoration practices. ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 does not attempt to include exhaustive performance characteristics or standards for the manufacture or installation of structural components, materials and contents (personal property).
ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 Standard and Reference Guide is presented using a two-part format: the standard itself and a supplementary reference guide. The procedural standard is featured in this first section, supported by the reference guide in the second section. The intent is to use the principles outlined in the reference guide as a tool to better understand and apply the standard itself. However, the reference guide is not considered part of this standard.
The S500 Consensus Body Chair is Mickey Lee, and Vice Chair is Chris Taylor.
Current Status: The Draft S500 Standard and Reference Guide are available for public review till May 13, 2013. For more information and to access the document and comment form, click on the link above on this page.
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