Why Hiring a Certified Professional is Imperative

The North Country is a relatively large area geographically but filled with numerous small towns.If you don’t do your research you may think you’re stuck with a certain restoration or cleaning professional however, that’s not the case. The next time you have an emergency don’t think you’re stuck with whatever company you’ve had in the past. It is very important to do your research and find the most professional and qualified company for your job.   Let’s talk about a few very important factors that regard a company as being certified:

  1. IICRC Certified?- as a consumer, this should be the most important qualification you look for. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) develops the standards industry wide for both cleaning and restoration companies. Technicians then have to attend courses and take exams to be certified in specific categories from the IICRC. The website has numerous resources for consumers to view and highlights the importance of hiring a certified professional. To learn more about the IICRC follow the link provided.

What Certifications does Rainbow International of Watertown hold?

  • Certified Firm
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire & Smoke Damage
  • Mold Remediation
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Odor Control
  • Applied Structural Drying

How Do We Compare Against our Competitors?

Competitor A-Water Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying

Competitor B-None.

Competitor C-Water Damage Restoration, Odor Control

Competitor D-None.

Competitor E-None.

2. Better Business Bureau?- Important for obvious reasons. Being accredited through BBB shows to consumers that the company has completed and met all accreditation standards and will act in compliance of BBB services.

Is Rainbow Accredited through the BBB?

Yes. In fact, Rainbow has a BBB score of “A.” To learn more about the BBB ratings please visit, Overview of BBB Rating.

How Do We Compare Against our Competitors?

Competitor A-Not Accredited.

Competitor B-Not Accredited.

Competitor C-Not Accredited.

Competitor D-Not Accredited.

Competitor E-Accredited. No Rating.

Did You Know?

In the State of NY, mold remediation work over 10 square feet MUST BE completed by a NYS licensed professional. If you see above, Rainbow is the only IICRC certified and NYS Mold Certified Professional.


So what does it all mean? If you’ve had mold remediation, fire or smoke remediation, carpet cleaning, odor removal, or upholstery cleaning done and it was not done by Rainbow then it was not completed by a certified professional. It’s important to do your research when it comes to restoration and cleaning projects. Qualifications and accreditation is important. Make sure the company doing your home projects is up to date on their qualifications. It’s important for insurance purposes as well as your own peace of mind that the job will be done correctly and according to standards.



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