Water Damage Restoration Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) provides certification for water damage technicians conducting water damage restoration procedures. The IICRC offers training courses for certification that ensure the mastery of methods to stop and rectify flooding, contamination and water damage. The following article will outline the basics of the IICRC’s certification process to give you a better idea of what to look for when hiring water damage technicians. 


The IICRC provides approved water damage restoration instructors for local schools who in turn share their techniques and expertise for flood restoration. This is a great way for companies such as us, Malkin Cleaners, to guarantee that our technicians have been trained in a manner that meets industry standards. Furthermore, IICRC standards are constantly updated to meet the latest innovations and advancements, so you can be sure that our technicians are up-to-date with the latest technology and equipment.

Levels of IICRC certification

The IICRC certification programs train technicians to inspect, clean and repair water damage, as well as problem solving techniques and strategies to ensure the highest level of repair. There are two levels of IICRC certification: Journeyman Water Restorer and Master Water Restorer. The former focuses on basic water damage restoration techniques, whereas the latter is a top-level certification that teaches advanced techniques such as structural drying and applied microbial remediation. Additionally, to obtain the Master Water Restorer certification the student must have at least 3 years of continuous Journeyman Water Restorer certification.

Regulation of Water Damage Technicians

The industry of flood restoration is not regulated, which means that water damage technicians are not required to have IICRC certification. With that being said, IICRC certification is the most effective way to ensure that technicians have the best training possible and are knowledgeable on all of the required techniques to provide proper solutions to water damage. Ultimately, commitment to IIRC certification is a sign of a company’s commitment to providing the best services possible.

All of our technicians at Malkin Cleaners are IICRC certified in order to ensure the highest level of service for your home. Our company recognizes the importance of maintaining good standing with the IICRC and ensuring that our employees are familiar with all of the current industry advancements. For reliable water damage restoration technicians, Malkin Cleaners is committed to returning your home to its original state, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.