SOURCE: Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)

October 25, 2007 13:23 ET

IAQ Association Compiles Restoration Guide for Wildfire Victims

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - October 25, 2007) - The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) has compiled information to assist people affected by the massive wildfires burning across Southern California. A guideline posted at and titled, "Wildfire Property Safety and Restoration," was compiled from information provided by non-profit organizations like the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), government web sites, and private restoration companies.

"Right now the focus of Californians is saving their own homes and lives, but in the coming days restoration of millions of smoke and soot damaged homes and buildings will have to begin. IAQA's guide was prepared to help people through that process," said Tom Yacobellis, IAQA President.

In addition to information about fire restoration, the IAQA guide provides health and safety tips for those exposed to wildfire smoke and fumes, criteria for selecting a qualified restoration contractor, and links to many non-profit and government resources for information about environmental testing and remediation, wildfire protection, and other fire and life safety concerns.

To visit the IAQA guide, go to and click the link for "Wildfire Property Safety and Restoration."

The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) is a nonprofit, multi-disciplined organization, dedicated to promoting the exchange of indoor environmental information, through education and research, for the safety and well being of the general public. For more information, contact:

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