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IICRC releases revised Standard for Professional Carpet Cleaning

The IICRC has completed its revision of IICRC S100 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Cleaning.

VANCOUVER, Wash.-- The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announced that the revision of IICRC S100 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Cleaning is complete.

The S100, a procedural document, provides a specific set of practical standards and a reference guide for carpet cleaning. According to IICRC President Lee Zimmerman, "It does not attempt to teach comprehensive carpet cleaning procedures; rather, it provides the foundational principles for correct cleaning practices."

This document was created by the Joint Industry Task Force for Carpet Cleaning Standards. It was developed through the generous contributions of a dedicated group of experts, including allied tradespersons; cleaning chemical and equipment formulators and manufacturers; carpet manufacturers; international, national and regional trade associations; organizations serving the professional cleaning industry, both independent and franchise; cleaning industry training schools; cleaning service companies; and others with specialized experience.

Larry Cooper, of Denver, chaired the S100 Committee. Members of the editing committee included: Cooper, Barry Costa, Andrew Bober, Doug Bradford, Jeff Bishop, Clifford Grost, Doug McGettigan and Ruth Travis.

The IICRC S100 is similar to other IICRC standards in that it uses a two-part format--the standard itself and a supplementary Reference Guide. The Task Force considered the importance of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in this edition. Cleaning for health has become an important aspect of what professional cleaners do as stewards of the indoor environment. Orders can be placed through IICRC Headquarters. The cost is $35.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (www.iicrc.org) is the certification registry that develops and monitors educational programs and standards for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry. Founded in1972, IICRC is the largest non-profit registry of inspectors, cleaners and restorers serving the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Australia.

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