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Hiring a Carpet Cleaner? Check Out "Seal of Approval" Service Providers

The non-profit Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) recommends the use of products it has tested for effectiveness - known as Seal of Approval (SOA) Products - and recognizes those Service Providers that use them. Hiring a carpet cleaning company that uses only products shown to be effective by CRI increases the odds that carpet will be cleaned properly.


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Those in the cleaning industry who use both a SOA certified cleaning solution in conjunction with SOA certified cleaning equipment are eligible to be recognized by the Carpet and Rug Institute as SOA certified Service Providers.

CRI recommends regular professional carpet cleaning by recognized SOA Service Providers. While this is the best way to help ensure carpet is being serviced with the best cleaning products and equipment, it is also the best way to stay in compliance with the terms of carpet warranties, since many carpet manufacturers are making their warranties conditional on the use of SOA products.


For a list of SOA Service Providers by state visit: Certified Seal of Approval Service Providers

Hiring a Carpet Cleaner? Check Out "Seal of Approval" Service Providers:  Created on April 3rd, 2009.  Last Modified on January 21st, 2014


About The Carpet and Rug Institute

The Carpet and Rug InstituteThe Carpet and Rug Institute, headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, is the national trade association for the carpet and rug industry. Its members are manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers, representing over 90% of all carpet produced in the United States. CRI is the source for science-based information and insight into how carpet and rugs can create a better environment — for living, working, learning and healing. For more information, visit the CRI Blog.