RIA Restoration Blog

Water Loss: Flood in Basement

As hurricane season continues to cause major damage to the homes and buildings in the American South and Northeast, the need for water loss mitigation is becoming more and more in

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The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) provides those who are searching to expand their restoration and remediation skills with a variety of advanced restoration certification

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The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is considered the premiere location for certifications within the restoration and remediation industry.

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There are a multitude of hardships that Restoration Industry Association members face every day but one issue that is gaining more traction in the restoration industry is “assignment of benefits” (AOB). We talked in depth to attorney Ed Cross, RIA’s Restoration Advocate, and founding Chair of the Association’s Advocacy & Government Affairs (AGA) Committee, about the incredible opportunities AOBs present for the restoration industry — and to gather some tips when signing one.
released the first pricing position statement
The Restoration Industry Association recently released the first pricing position statement for restoration contractors. Titled, “Deviation from Standardized Price Lists,” this peer-reviewed statement examines the issue that many restorers face when insurance carriers and their partners attempt to prohibit deviations from standardized price lists. The position statement will help restorers respond to these challenges when they arise.
The RIA, IICRC and AIHA Crisis Response Joint Task Force (JTF) will soon release a report to help restorers address stabilization of structures and address key health and safety issues for these winter storm CAT events.  

This month, more than 80% of the United States was impacted by a series of severe winter storms and freezing temperatures resulting in power outages, frozen pipes and catastrophic

The year 2020 has been one for the record books, and even though a pandemic has changed how we live, work, and learn, it certainly has not changed the RIA’s mission to educate, advocate, and elevate the restoration industry.

The year 2020 has been one for the record books, and even though a pandemic has changed how we live, work, and learn, it certainly has not changed the RIA’s mission to educate, ad

Like most of its members, the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) spent much of 2020 changing course as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the RIA used that year to help members gain a voice with third party consultants and make it easier for both parties to work together.

Like most of its members, the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) spent much of 2020 changing course as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020
This year has been a whirlwind for the restoration industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot, but, through it all, the RIA was there to help members through these rough times. In this year-in-review, we’ll highlight some of  RIA’s biggest accomplishments for 2020.