You need your aging carpet replaced and call the first local carpet installer you come across on Google. You quickly look up their phone number and schedule an appointment. Problem solved? Not yet.
A brutal winter storm batters your home, leaving you with costly flood damage, and in need of new flooring ASAP. You check the phonebook and take down the number of the first contractor you come across. Everything’s good again, right?
Not until you’ve verified the credentials of who you’ve hired to clean and restore your home. The best way to do so is to ask if they are approved by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.
Why Go With an IICRC Professional?
Why only go with IICRC professionals like 380 Companies for your home’s cleaning, improvement and restoration needs? Most importantly: For your family’s health.
As we know, potential air pollutants are everywhere. We spend much of our lives indoors, whether at home or shopping. And the air quality of these various places we frequent is often unregulated and uncontrolled. The air we breathe indoors can often be more harmful than the air we breath outdoors.
Indoor pollutants can come from many sources. And popular residential and business cleaning products and techniques can create dangerous environments in the places where we live, work and play. A recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency determined some organic chemicals present in many cleaning and disinfecting supplies can give off a variety of common air pollutants. Some studies of indoor air show pollutant levels to be an alarming two to five times higher inside than the air outside.
It’s imperative to know that the contractor you’ve hired knows exactly what chemicals they are using in your home or business, and their potential impact on the quality of the air you and your family, or you and your employees, are breathing.
Verify You are Dealing with an IICRC Certified Technician
To verify your cleaning or restoration firm’s credentials and knowledge quickly and easily, look for their IICRC seal of approval. IICRC certified technicians are the only way to go to ensure safe air quality for your home or business.
The IICRC ensures the cleaning and restoration methods and materials used for your home and business are also the safest methods and materials for your home and business.
Founded in 1972, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification is a non-profit international organization dedicated to the advancement of technical excellence within the cleaning, inspection and restoration services industry. The IICRC registers certified technicians and businesses from the United States and all over the world. And the IICRC sets a rigorous bar of standards, and is constantly upgrading and adapting its standards to keep up with the ever-changing practices and advanced products used in the restoration and cleaning industry.
The IICRC establishes the industry’s top standard by requiring technicians to take and pass challenging classes to become certified and a high quality expert in different areas of service, especially carpet cleaning. An IICRC Master Level certification can require years of experience and instruction to attain.
IICRC-approved technicians ensure the job is done right and safely with the proper products. The IICRC maintains a database of contacts for its list of over 50,0000 certified professionals and over 6,000 firms in all areas of the country and 25 countries worldwide.
When calling a company for home or business service or restoration, always verify directly with them if their IICRC certification is active.
A Standard of Excellence You Deserve
Maintaining IICRC certification requires technicians and firms to maintain not only a continuous high high level of performance, skill and expertise, but adhere to strong business ethics guidelines they’ve designed to protect consumers. The IICRC writes the book on industry standards, and protects consumers from the health hazards of sub-par businesses practices and poor-quality work.
For carpet cleaning and textile maintenance, choosing an IICRC technician is especially important because you have a guarantee that your technician is using the right practices and products for your carpet and your home’s air quality.
Most industry professionals recognize the IICRC’s methods as the best carpet cleaning practices available. The IICRC’s Carpet Cleaning Technician Certification Class educates technicians on how to identify the most common materials used in the manufacturing of carpet, including specific fibers and yarns. The class also tests technicians on the textile compositions, manufacturing styles and soil conditions to prepare the professional for any work setting. IICRC carpet professionals also learn the IICRC’s five principles of textile treatment, including dry soil removal, soil suspension, suspended soil removal, grooming and drying.
Most importantly, IICRC carpet professionals deliver a spotless, tidy floor that is easy on the eyes, improves property value and reduces the amount of allergens in a house (dust, mold, bacteria, pet dander, etc.).
To ensure your home is being cleaned and restored properly and safely by an ethical, highly trained and knowledgable professional, make sure the first question you ask any technician is:
“Are you an IICRC professional?”