The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced the availability of a newly revised ANSI-approved standard: ANSI/IICRC S100 Standard for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings (seventh edition).
ANSI/IICRC S100 describes the procedures, methods, and systems to be followed when performing professional commercial and residential textile floor coverings (e.g., carpet and rugs) maintenance and cleaning. The standard does not specifically address the protocols and procedures for restoration or remediation of contaminated textile floor coverings. No attempt is made to evaluate the strengths or weaknesses of individual cleaning methods, or to compare or contrast one method or system, equipment, or product, with another.
“Special thanks to Vice Chair, Norm Maia, our committee members and all who volunteered their valuable time over the past three years,” said S100 Chair Stephen Lewis. “The revised ANSI/IICRC 2021 S100 is full of updated information that will benefit all who choose to use it. The magic behind this revision is that our committee of industry-recognized professionals, with diverse training and technical backgrounds, were able to agree on the cleaning fundamentals of various textile floor covering cleaning systems used to maintain and clean carpets and rugs.”
The IICRC is a global standards developing organization (SDO), accredited through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as well as a credentialing body that certifies individuals in more than 20 categories within the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. With more than 40,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry.
To purchase a copy of the ANSI/IICRC S100 Standard and other IICRC standards, please visit http://webstore.iicrc.org.