- THE MAGAZINE
The Carpet and Rug Institute has announced the first companies to earn certification for their carpet cleaning extractors under the new CRI Seal of Approval program. The new program uses X-ray fluorescence (XRF) to measure precise amounts of soil removed from carpet samples.
The Gold Seal of Approval, signifying the highest amount of soil removal, are truckmount extractors from Sears Carpet & Upholstery Care, Lewis Center, Ohio; Mohawk FloorCare Essentials, Fayetteville, Ga.; Prochem, Englewood, Colo.; ZeroRez, Lindon, Utah; and CleanMaster, Mulkiteo, Wash. Nine portable extractors from U.S. Products received the bronze Seal of Approval, indicating they meet above-average soil removal standards. Rug Doctor of Plano, Texas was awarded a bronze rating for its self-contained extractor.