Before your next stain appears, the IICRC offers insight on what you should avoid when it comes to keeping your carpet clean.
Have you ever cleaned up a stain only to have it reappear the next day? If your answer is “yes,” then you didn’t remove it all the way. But don’t feel bad, this happens to millions of homeowners each year too; simply because they don’t have the knowledge of a professional carpet cleaner. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has identified eight common carpet cleaning mistakes to help you extend the life of your carpet.
“There are many common mistakes homeowners make when performing do-it-yourself carpet cleaning,” said IICRC Chairman Tony Wheelwright. “From reappearing stains to carpet odors, it’s important to be knowledgeable when caring for and maintaining your carpet.”
In order to avoid carpet damage and extend the life of your carpet, the IICRC has identified the following eight common carpet cleaning mistakes:
When hiring a carpet cleaning professional in your area, make sure that the technician is certified in the latest carpet cleaning Standards, including the newly-revised ANSI/IICRC S100 Standard for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floorcovering. Recently released, this Standard identifies the best practices for professionals when performing commercial and residential floor covering maintenance and cleaning.
For more information on carpet cleaning or how to locate a certified professional in your area, visit the IICRC website at http://www.iicrc.org.
The IICRC is an international, ANSI-accredited standard-development organization (SDO) that certifies individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Representing more than 54,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. For more information, visit www.iicrc.org.
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