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Flood school enables contractors to boost earnings

Published 8th December, 2011 by Neil Nixon

Flood school enables contractors to boost earnings

Contractors and restorers can increase sales by gaining an internationally-recognised qualification in dealing with water damage, according to the National Flood School. Experts from the National Flood School run a three-day Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) ‘water restoration technician’.

At the end of the programme, successful students gain the IICRC’s ‘water restoration technician’ qualification - evidence of extensive specialised knowledge that will help builders, contractors and restorers bring in more business restoring water-damaged properties.

The course focuses on the theory behind the practice, concentrating largely on psychrometry - the ‘science of drying’.
Lectures, discussions and video are used to cover topics such as the latest equipment, safety, water extraction procedures, structural drying, chemicals and dealing with sewage. Attendees will also learn everything they need to start dealing with water damage claims.

Chris Netherton, managing director of the National Flood School, said: “Water damage costs the insurance industry billions of pounds, and the volume of claims means there is high demand for contractors with the right skills. Using a restorer with an internationally-recognised IICRC water restoration technician qualification saves the industry money because properties are dried out more quickly and effectively and it helps improve customer service. That means enrolling on an IICRC water restoration course at the National Flood School is an opportunity for contractors to significantly increase their income.”

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