IICRC Certified - Pursuit Restoration

IICRC Certified

IICRC Employees

One of the Priorities at Pursuit Restoration is to invest in our Employees and their future! Nothing makes for better customer service than “smiling, happy and nice” technicians making an awful situation seem less chaotic. 

Victoria P. – IICRC WRT (Water Restoration Technician) and ASD (Applied Structural Drying) 

Joey D. – IICRC WRT (Water Restoration Technician) 


Joey D – Our Newest member to the Pursuit Family! He has been with us for a short time and already has made a huge impact into daily operations. Before working at Pursuit, Joey was in the hardwood floors industry. He has over 7 years of flooring experience, which brings an added benefit to already existing services we provide. Here are fun facts about Joey; He LOVES tacos! (He could eat them everyday) He is a “Streamer” playing with some of the top players as well. He snowboards, golfs, softball and many more sports. His favorite football team is New England Patriots. 

Joey recently passed his WRT (Water Restoration Technician) making him officially certified!

When asked How has the change in career affected you? “It was scary changing careers at 30 years old. I’m not going to lie but now I couldn’t be happier where I am at!”

Joey is a father and husband. He loves to spend his free time building and creating things for his family. One goal he expressed that we here at Pursuit would love to help his family obtain is… Vacation to Ireland with his family. 

Victoria P – She has been with Pursuit Restoration from the beginning. She is IICRC certified in WRT (Water Restoration Technician) and ASD (Applied Structural Drying). She is one of the key aspects to the growth in customer relations and employee growth. She has helped train many “MEN” in the industry. 

One of my favorite things when pointing a “MAN” with Victoria for the first week you will hear how hard she works and its hard to keep up with her. 

This is a trait Pursuit looks for in future employees.

Victoria enjoys snowboarding, softball, hiking, hot tubs, hot springs, BMX and many more! She has 3 wonderful children. She loves SUSHI! 

We appreciate her more than words can express!! 

Tony Pearce – I am the owner. I oversee day to day activities throughout the business. Our specialty is being Idaho’s Premier IICRC Master Water and Master Fire Certified Restorer. With over 10 certifications and continuing to grow my focus is on continuing education! Education is powerful. Here at Pursuit Restoration we will be empowering our employees to have better lives all around! Nothing is more contagious than a happy family smiling!

About me- I race BMX to encourage and help grow our youngest son’s drive for BMX racing as well. I enjoy learning and teaching. I have come to realize the time we have is meant to be spent bettering those around us. Through this Pursuit will BUILD a community of HAPPY FAMILIES!!

Common Restoration

How Does the Water Damage Restoration Process Work?

The first step is to remove standing water from flooring, wet carpet and other affected materials. Once all the water is removed, dehumidifiers, air movers and other specialized equipment are used to dry the affected area. This typically takes 2 to 5 days, depending on but not limited to saturation time, type of materials and atmospheric conditions. We use moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to determine when your home is thoroughly dry.

How Long Should the Water Cleanup Take?

Full restoration consists of two major phases. The first, mitigation, consists of demolition, cleaning and drying the structure. This phases typically takes 2 to 5 days. The second phase, repairs can take anywhere from a couple days to 4 weeks depending on the degree of damage and lead time for materials. Certain materials like Cabinets, Custom Wood, High End Floorings can take extended time to ship. We will work with and your insurance provider to get your property back to normal as quickly as possible.

How Much Does it Cost to Fix Water Damage?

The cost of water damage cleanup depends on the size of the flooded area and amount of time needed to handle the water repair. If your insurance policy covers the water damage you are only responsible for your deductible. The average water loss is just over $7,000. When properly dried in a timely manner you can prevent secondary damages or more costly issues, like mold.

What are the Different Categories of Water?

  1. Clean water – Category 1 – Poses no harm to people. This includes water damage caused from any fresh water supply, water heater, sink overflow, appliance malfunction.
  2. Gray water – Category 2 – Can cause harm and illness to people. This includes water damage which has significant amounts of contamination, biological, chemical, or physical.
  3. Black water – Category 3 – Can cause severe harm or illness to people. Black water is highly unsanitary and contains pathogenic agents. Black water typically comes from beyond the trap, sewage backups, ground water, etc.

Can Water Damage Cause Mold?

Water damage certainly has the potential to cause mold growth. Mold thrives in moist environments with any moisture, especially high humidity areas. In order to keep energy efficiency, modern homes are insulated to reduce loss of energy. This also allows for moisture to stay hidden and not dry if not inspected properly.

Can Water Damage be Hidden? If so, What are the Signs?

Water damage is most often hidden. Some common signs of water intrusion are paint peeling, MDF base swelling, particle boards swelling, condensation, musky odors, damp or wet carpet, etc.

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