The team at Rainbow International of Northeastern Maryland… (Submitted photo, Homestead…)
A team of five restoration and remediation experts from Rainbow International of Northeastern Maryland, at 323 Williams St. in Bel Air, have earned additional certifications for microbial remediation, structural drying and restoration following water damage.
Rainbow professionals earning new certifications included Jay Van Deusen (Applied Microbial Remediation), Carlos Urgiliez (Applied Structural Drying), Fabian Mantilla (Applied Microbial Remediation), Kyle Benoit (Applied Microbial Remediation) and Matt Wheeler (Water Damage Restoration).
The certifications were presented by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC, which serves as an independent, nonprofit standard-setting and certification body for the restoration and remediation industry. The IICRC establishes and promotes standards and ethics of member companies and advances communication and technical proficiency within the inspection, cleaning and restoration service industries.
To achieve the certification, the Rainbow International employees attended the 3-4 day course, participated in classroom training, and showed efficiency during hands-on training and passed qualification exams.
The Applied Microbial Remediation Technician course covers mold and sewage remediation techniques. The certification ensures individuals are adequately equipped to perform remediation services, while protecting the health and safety of workers and occupants
The Applied Structural Drying course is teaches effective, efficient and timely drying of water-damaged structures and building contents.
The Water Damage Restoration Technician certification confirms restoration personnel that perform remediation work have a better concept of water damage, it's effects and techniques for drying of structures. This certification gives remediation personnel the background to understand the procedures necessary to deal with water losses, sewer backflows and contamination such as mold.