What does it mean to be IICRC certified

International Institute of Certified Restoration Technicians (IICRC) certification is a performance standard that can be met by any qualified restoration technician. The IICRC certification process is designed to ensure that those who are certified are skilled and knowledgeable in the field of building restoration and have the ability to competently perform services related to historic…

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Minimizing Hurricane Damage

While we may not live in a direct hurricane path, we still get remnants of hurricane rain and wind. Thus, it is important to know how to minimize the damage to your home. Preparing your Property There are at least 5 things that a homeowner can do to minimize the damage to their homes. Installing storm shutters…

Asbestos Remediation

Often, when disaster strikes a home more issues appear during the cleanup. One such issue could be the discovery of asbestos containing material throughout the home. When people hear that they have asbestos in their home they panic. This article will go through the ins and outs of asbestos and its removal by a certified…

Water Damage Mitigation: Toilet Overflow

Toilet overflow is one of the top 5 causes of water damage. Overflow can be caused by a clog in the bowl or a malfunction in the tank. Whatever the cause is the damage can be extensive. The damage can be contained to just around the toilet or can spread through the floors and walls…

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Top 10 Signs You Have a Mold Problem in Your Home

Molds are types of fungi that can grow indoors or outdoors, usually located in damp or warm climates. The most common types of household molds might be found around bathrooms, drywall, basements, carpet, wallpaper, under sinks, and around your pipes. Mold in the home is unhealthy and can cause minor or even serious health problems…

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What is Fire Damage Restoration?

Fire damage restoration / fire damage cleanup is the process of returning a fire and smoke damaged property to pre-loss condition. Fire cleanup and restoration jobs can take many weeks or months due to the destructive nature of the disaster. First Choice Restoration offers the following services for fire damage restoration: Odor Removal Removal of Affected…