ANSI/IICRC S500 Water Damage Restoration
Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration (2006)
ANSI/IICRC S500 draft Standard and Reference Guide is available from December 06, 2013 to January 20, 2014 for the second round of public review and comment as part of the 45-day public review period. All comments must be submitted using a completed Comment Form. Access the draft Standard and Comment Form by clicking here. All comments must be submitted to IICRC Standards Director Mili Washington at email@example.com no later than January 20, 2014.
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Standard and Reference Guide are DRAFT documents and could be changed considerably over the next few months so please do not cite, circulate, copy, or reference the Standard and Reference Guide till it is in final approved version and published by IICRC.
According to S500 Chairman Mickey Lee, the primary revisions made in the Standard since the first round of public review include:
• Revisions and clarifications in Section 13.5.7 and Chapter 13 Structural Restoration chapter dealing with airmover calculations and placement.
• Removal of the Materials and Assemblies table from the Standard and placing as Chapter 17 in the Reference Guide, in effect removing it from being a component of the standard of care.
• Citing of many technical references that were inadvertently left out of the first draft.
• Numerous clarifications and changes as a result of the input from the peer review process.
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 for Professional Water Damage Restoration is currently available for the second round of public review from December 06, 2013 to January 20, 2014 as part of the 45-day public review and comment period.
Close-Out Pricing on S500: IICRC is offering the ANSI/IICRC S500: 2006 Standard and Reference Guide on Professional Water Damage Restoration at a discounted price of $65 per copy till such time as the revised Standard is approved and published. To purchase IICRC Standards click here. Standards can also be ordered by calling 360-693-5675 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.