The American Council for Accredited Certification – known otherwise as the ACAC – was recently listed as an EPA recommendation by Consumer Reports in their article, How to Clean Your Home After a Flood. This magazine is renowned for its intensive research and testing of such organizations, which makes us extra proud at Indoor Air Quality Ottawa/Canada to have our own in-house ACAC-CIEC-certified inspectors! Today, to raise awareness of the importance of choosing only the experts, let’s explore the process Consumer Reports implemented in recommending the ACAC.
Why Does the ACAC Matter to Homeowners?
The American Council for Accredited Certification has the only independently accredited, board-awarded credentials related to engineering in the indoor air quality industry. This is a prestigious form of certification that indicates the professionals in question deliver superior service in alignment with industry standards. The designation demands at least eight solid years of real-world experience combined with a wealth of educational, training, licenses and other forms of certification in order to be eligible.
The “Big Four”
The article mentions hiring professionals from four established bodies recommended by the EPA – let’s refer to them as the “big four.” They include the aforementioned ACAC, IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification), NEHA (National Environmental Health Association) and AIHA (American Industrial Hygiene Association). Not only is it an excellent read, but it also provides a slew of detailed recovery tips for your home in a post-flood situation.
Trust in Truly Professional Service
Consumer Reports raises a valid point that is overlooked by many homeowners eager for expert air quality inspections and servicing: Choose companies with as many designations of the “big four” as possible. That way, you can readily depend on their commitment to accuracy, making it much more likely that they’ll identify problem areas in your home. Plus, you can trust in their highly informed recommendations to make sound decisions on how to address such issues!
Indoor Air Quality Ottawa/Canada is proud to continually maintain ACAC and IICRC designation with regular exams and continued education. This is no mere two-hour online course; it requires a constant commitment to looking out for homeowners who need expert air quality inspection services. That means learning the latest innovations, being able to analyze critical data such as air ventilation rates and much more. We wouldn’t have it any other way; it means continually staying on our toes, knowledgeable, and prepared for any eventuality when inspecting your home. Contact us today to learn more about our many available services, from air quality and asbestos testing to environmental construction management!