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August 28th 2014

CRI updates the SOA Service Provider Guidelines to Include ICRA Membership

Sacramento, CA – The Carpet and Rug Institute recently updated its guidelines for Seal of Approval Service Providers. In addition to its recommendation that firms seeking service provider status be certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) the CRI now suggests membership in the non-profit support and certification group, the International Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA). The CRI Seal of Approval Service Provider agreement now reads:

The SOA Service Provider Plus Program strongly recommends that participants (companies) become IICRC certified firms and/or become a member of ICRA (International Cleaning and Restoration Association).

According to CRI, the ICRA offers enhanced, hands-on certification through their Performance Assessment program for carpet cleaning that compliments the existing IICRC training program.

More about CRI Seal of Approval Service Providers from www.carpet-rug.org

To maintain the peak performance and beauty of carpet, the Carpet and Rug Institute recommends periodic professional cleaning. The Carpet and Rug Institute also recommends the use of Seal of Approval products, and is proud to recognize those service providers who utilize Seal of Approval products.

Carpet cleaning professionals who use Seal of Approval solutions in conjunction with Seal of Approval equipment are eligible to be recognized as Seal of Approval service providers.

Hiring Seal of Approval service providers is the best way to ensure that your carpet is being cleaned with quality products. Not all carpet cleaning products clean equally well and some may even damage carpet fibers. Using Seal of Approval service providers also is the best way to make sure your residential or commercial carpet warranties are being met since many major carpet manufacturers require or strongly recommend the use of Seal of Approval products.

Learn more about Performance Assessments at the Experience Convention in Las Vegas on September 3rd - 5th, 2014 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino.

For more information about ICRA certification go to: www.icrassociation.org/certification

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About the International Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA)
The International Cleaning and Restoration Association is a nonprofit organization of cleaning and restoration firms from the United States. The ICRA’s goal is to create venues for advancing the knowledge and professionalism of the cleaning and restoration industry. The ICRA recognizes and supports the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certification programs and standards.

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