Late last year the IICRC released the fourth edition of the ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, and with that update came a few changes that affect the way water damage restoration jobs are handled.
One major change included redefining the classes of water intrusion and an updated, more objective means of estimating the evaporation load in a building based on the amount of affected materials. The second major change included a rationale for air movement placement based on the amount of wet, affected surfaces.
Both of these changes have been reflected in an update to DryTrack, which is now fully up to date with the new S500. You can trust that with DryTrack you are following the latest S500 recommendations for properly equipping, monitoring and documenting water loss jobs.
While the industry is always going to be in a state of change as technology and equipment advances and more research is done, DryTrack makes it easy to apply these new standards with built-in recommendations and reading reminders so nothing gets missed or overlooked. And it’s easy to get your entire team on the same page and compliant when an update comes along.
Industry Updates from Industry-Specific Software
DryTrack was developed by a certified IICRC trainer, and makes it easy to document and track water restoration jobs as recommended by the IICRC. Because we have an understanding of both industry standards as well as how water losses are handled at the job level, we have been able to develop a tracking tool that complements your workflow.
We are committed to providing the most up-to-date software for your restoration business, and set out to implement the new S500 changes as soon as possible once the final version was released. Because DryTrack is industry-specific software, when changes are made to the S500 you can rest assured that those changes are reflected in the software.
Faster, Easier Adoption
One of the greatest struggles in the water damage industry is ensuring all your technicians are following the same protocols on every job site. DryTrack provides the necessary tools your technicians need to make on-the-job decisions and ensures all readings are taken and proper documentation is made. And since all this information is stored in the cloud, you have access to the information immediately and can remotely monitor jobs.
Because DryTrack is a cloud-based application, it is available for technicians to use on the job site with a mobile device. Water losses are complex and there are always multiple variables at play – from the type of materials involved to temperature and humidity levels. DryTrack helps technicians rationalize the drying process with technical guidance, and also ensures proper documentation for improved job efficiency.