RIA Restoration Blog

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Education and training are valuable. They help set standards for what is to be expected from professionals, build credibility, and play a vital role in succeeding in any industry.

The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) hosted its third Industry Briefing in partnership with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) on April 2nd to sh

I think we need to address the 900-lb. gorilla, even if it only weighs 0.01 femtograms (that’s 10 attograms), Covid-19.
The NFIB Research Center’s new survey on the current impact of the coronavirus outbreak on small businesses found that while most small businesses are not currently impacted, owners are concerned about future disruptions if the outbreak continues to escalate.
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The restoration industry has extensive experience in assisting individuals and organizations when their lives have been disrupted by catastrophic events such as floods and fires. Therefore, it is no surprise that clients are turning to restoration professionals to assist them in properly responding to the coronavirus pandemic referred to as COVID-19.
According to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), every 24 seconds a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere in the nation. Although the number of fires and direct fire deaths has decreased significantly since the 1970s, the NFPA and multiple government agencies are increasingly focused on the long-term risk to the health of those individuals that respond to fires.
Although fentanyl does not pose the same risk for restoration workers as it does for police officers and first responders, it is still important to be aware of the dangers that fentanyl possesses and how to correctly identify it on the job.
Don’t underestimate the importance the internet plays in word-of-mouth advertising
The restoration and cleaning industries are constantly evolving. With this, consumers want to distinguish true professionals from dishonest predators preying on their need to mitigate disasters. How can one stand out from the crowd? Find the right organization to partner with.
Major steps taken by RIA to advocate for the legal and financial interests of restorers.
C&R sits down with Barry Swidler, the chair of the RIA Advocacy and Government Affairs (AGA) Committee’s Third Party Consultants (TPC) Subcommittee.