White Papers written by DDRS staff
White Papers include background / introductory information put together by DDRS staff. Reproduction is permitted. (They are public domain.) A White Paper is an authoritative report or guide to define specific issues and may or may not provide recommendations on solutions.
Indoor Air Quality: Health Effects of Airborne Mold & How Mold Is Measured
- Health effects of mold;
- How mold is measured on surfaces and in the air;
- The relationship between AC & Ducting to hidden mold and irritation;
- Cautions about duct cleaning and AC contractors.
- IICRC S500-2015 Water Damage Restoration Guidelines;
- Who can properly assess water damage;
- IICRC Category and Class of Water;
- The use of Air Movers and Dehumidification in Restorative Drying;
- Dangers of High Temperature drying.
EPA vs IICRC: Mold Assessment & Remediation
Anatomy of a Water Damage Inspection Fully IICRC-Compliant
Improper / wrongful water damage insurance claim denials are usually based on an insurance carrier classifying any new water damage as long-term / constant / repeated / continuous damage:
- Without any scientific basis (without running any tests for example)
- Without complying with industry standard water damage inspection procedures.
- Without performing the inspection immediately after the water release / intrusion (and oftentimes, months or years after the water release / intrusion).
This White Paper highlights from a technical perspective what an inspector needs to know and do to perform an industry compliant initial water damage inspection for the purpose of countering a carrier’s improper / wrongful water damage denial.