Why you should hire an IICRC certified property restoration company

Why you should hire an IICRC certified property restoration company

Whether you’re tackling a home renovation or repairing damage to your property following a recent disaster, hiring a certified restoration professional is an important consideration to ensure a safe and healthy environment is maintained throughout the restoration process. When working with an IICRC certified technician, you can guarantee quality workmanship and outstanding service and client care.

What does IICRC stand for?

IICRC stands for the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification and is a non-profit organization and develops standards for the technicians working in the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries.

What does it mean to be IICRC certified?

When you are IICRC certified, your company’s technicians are properly trained and knowledgeable in restoration processes. IICRC Certified Technicians set themselves apart through training, experience, and comprehensive examination. They are bound to deliver high levels of customer service and have all the applicable licensing. Streamside’s technicians are IICRC certified, which means that our technicians are the most skilled and dedicated technicians in the cleaning, restoration and inspection industry.

Streamside Property Restoration’s IICRC certifications

There are nearly 30 different IICRC Certifications covering everything from water damage restoration to carpeting cleaning. Streamside Property Restoration is certified in these IICRC courses:

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD)
  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT)
  • Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT)
  • Odor Control Technician (OCT)
  • Healthy and Safety Technician (HST)
  • Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT)
Why should you hire an IICRC technician?

Hiring IICRC technician’s helps you take the extra step restoring your property back to its pre-loss state following a disaster. We promise to leave your property in better condition than when we found it through hard work, quality workmanship, and open communication. We work hard every day because we understand the importance when it comes to your home to properly restore your property right the first time.

Why quality paint matters when painting your property

Why quality paint matters when painting your property

When it comes to property restoration, many services require painting. Whether it’s adding the finishing touches to drywall, or it’s painting the entire exterior of your home, it’s always important to use high quality paint, no matter what the project is. The right paint, the right prep work and the right painters can all affect the outcome of your restoration project.

High quality paint is essential when it comes to keeping your property looking premium. Paint serves as a coating of protection against any weathering or dirt and dust, and high quality paint will actually last for a longer period of time. Choosing the right paint is key to getting the job done properly.

Longer Lasting

The most important aspect of high quality paint is that it will last longer.  It provides high-performance coverage that lasts longer as opposed to a cheaper paint. Using high quality paint will ensure your interior and exterior walls look good while lasting longer, and will hold up against any regular weathering from Calgary’s variable seasons.

Getting the Most out of One Can

In addition to lasting longer, high quality paint doesn’t require as many coats, which means you won’t need as many cans of paint for your project.  Premium brands like Cloverdale, make the most out of a one-coat paint application with their advanced formulas.

Increased Durability

High quality paint is built to endure. It will show less wear and tear over time because it has the capability to resist dirt and dust. Exterior paints can also protect from any potential water damage to your property in all types of environmental conditions.

Proper Preparation

Whether you are painting the interior or the exterior of your property, surface preparation is key.  Before any paint is applied it’s important to inspect your surfaces. Ensure your surface is dust-free by removing any loose material through the process of power washing or using a wire brush. Additionally, taking the time to smooth out any rough areas or patch up holes will make the application of your paint smoother. Following these simple preparation tips will prevent fewer touch-ups and maintenance down the road.

Paint quality matters when it comes to painting your property. At Streamside we understand the value of high quality paint and we work with the best products to meet your budget and provide the best. Quality workmanship is the foundation of our culture and that’s why we do it right the first time. Click here to book a free consultation and get a free estimate.

How to extend the life of your deck

How to extend the life of your deck

After a long winter of endless snow, Calgary is finally beginning to see traces of spring emerge. The sun is shining, temperatures have shifted from below zero, and snowdrifts are beginning to melt away. Your thoughts have transitioned to warmer days of joyful reunions, and long hours spent on your backyard deck or sky-high patio with your family and friends. But before you pull out your BBQ tools and move in your patio furniture, it’s imperative to assess the current condition of your deck before spending the best of your summer days on it. Keeping your deck looking new season after season isn’t just about looks, but also about ensuring your deck remains in good structural condition.

Every winter, Calgary and its surrounding area experience a mix of record-breaking snowfalls, and record-high days. The variation of extreme elements exposes your property to a potential risk of damage and deck rotting. During the beginning of spring you can help preserve the durability of your deck by washing your deck free or any dirt or debris. The water removal of dirt and debris will eliminate possible mildew growth and can dilute any chemicals or fertilizers that can inadvertently come in contact with surrounding grass and plants. Before using any cleaning solutions on your deck, it’s important to be aware of any harmful effects they may have on your deck and the surrounding environment.

Once you have eliminated the potential for any dirt, debris, or mildew, it’s important to check your deck for any physical deterioration from weathered erosion and water damage accumulated during the winter. Inspect your deck for loose or warped boards, protruding nails, rotting wood, mildew growth, and any other areas that may need to be repaired. Once the surface of your deck has been inspected you should check the structure to ensure any frames and beams are still in good condition. From there, you should also pay special attention to the ledger board. This is the part of the deck connecting to your property, and usually has a metal sheet between the ledger board and your property’s framing to avoid the potential for water damage. If you experience any damage or rust outside of your scope, you should contact an expert. Our expertly trained technicians and inspectors will come in a perform a free assessment and develop a recovery plan to restore your deck back to its perfect condition.

In addition to cleaning and inspecting your deck, you can help the preservation by adding a stain and seal. When picking out a stain, aim to find a one that is water repellent or waterproof, not just ‘water resistant’. You can also find stains that offer UV protection and stains specific to preserving the wood from any mildew. After you’ve added a stain and waited for it to dry, add an effective seal to prevent any future water from permeating into the wood grain.

In the summer your deck becomes an extension of your central living space, so it’s important to properly maintain it not only in the spring but also throughout the year. Proper care and maintenance will increase the longevity of your deck, so you can enjoy for many years to come.

If you are a property owner for a condo and you need your decks inspected or repaired, or homeowner with a backyard patio, or front porch, you can contact us for a free assessment. We will provide you with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision on how to restore your property right the first time.