IICRC S700 standard for fire and smoke damage restoration available for public review until Sept. 11

Posted by Johann Nacario — August 16, 2023 — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has opened a second public review for the revised draft IICRC S700 Standard for Professional Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration.

The IICRC S700 Standard describes the principles, processes, and procedures for assessing the presence, intensity of impact and boundaries of fire residues and odors affecting a building, building systems (e.g., heating, ventilating and air-conditioning [HVAC]) and contents after a fire event.

IICRC explains that fire events can occur within buildings, adjoining building(s), or building(s) in the vicinity impacted by an external or internal fire, other than wildfires.

This Standard also describes the practical principles, methods, and processes including equipment, tools and materials, for the restoration cleaning and fire odor management of buildings and contents.

The Standard also addresses contractor qualifications, administrative requirements, procedures, development of the Restoration Work Plan (RWP), documentation of project-related events, and compliance with Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

Download the draft Standard and submit your comments online through September 11, 2023. As part of the ANSI 45-day public review period, all comments must be submitted using the online comment form no later than September 11.

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