If you are interested in taking up remediation and restoration you will find that it is not only exciting but extremely fulfilling career. Besides doing a simple job such as carpet cleaning, you also will be handling emergency situations like fire damage, flooding and asbestos remediation.
Here are 5 ways to become a restoration expert:
1. Get your high school diploma, as most employers will want this as a basic educational qualification. If you get a post secondary education it will be welcomed by prospective employers.
2. Once you get your diploma, it is time to enroll at a reputable and recognized training institute such as the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to get certified. When you are armed with a certificate from a recognized and known institute, many doors will open up. The more courses you take, the better your chances of being called an expert.
3. Depending on your interest, you can enroll for the water damage restoration technician course. This course is a requirement for many other restoration courses offered by the IICRC. You will learn what happens when water enters a structure and the best methods to dry out the water without causing any damage to the structure.
4. The fire and smoke restoration course will help you learn ways to minimize odor and the ill effects of smoke and fire. You also will learn how to give a quote for each job as the price of restoring is dependent on the effort and time needed.
5. A health and safety technician course is perfect for you if you want to become a restoration expert. Do this course in conjunction with other courses. It will teach you how to work safely with mold and sewage. You also will learn about blood-borne pathogens, inspections, citations, fines and penalties.
Robert Matheka is the Owner of Kala Construction Inc.., a leading water damage repairs. and restoration services provider in Ontario, CA. Our services include extraction of water and drying out the structure by using special extraction equipment, air movers, and dehumidification equipment to restore your property back to normal after a disaster.