ICS Magazine

IICRC survey suggests homeowners relate health to flooring cleanliness

February 13, 2008

A survey recently conducted by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) found that eight out of 10 U.S. homeowners feel that their family’s health is directly related to the cleanliness of their floors.

The “You’d Be Floored” survey polled 1,155 homeowners throughout the country about issues related to flooring and floor cleanliness between Oct. 29 and Nov. 2, 2007. Detailed results can be found at www.CertifiedCleaners.org.

“To maintain the appearance of flooring, not only carpet, but all flooring should receive professional cleaning to preserve finishes and durability, and to improve environmental quality for family members,” said Ruth Travis, IICRC president.