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Choosing The Best Carpet Cleaning Service

What professionals offer the best carpet cleaning service?

There are too many textile treatment companies to count, but only a small handful of them are dependable and trained to provide thorough work. It’s usually impossible for a homeowner to tell if a professional has done the job correctly. To avoid any doubt, a homeowner should consider hiring a technician certified through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). IICRC registrants receive rigorous training and are required to uphold the IICRC’s strict practices – practices that are considered the best in the field.

Why is it important to get the best carpet cleaning service possible?

If there are mistakes made during treatment, the technician may leave the flooring in worse shape than they found it. Too little water and the cleansing agent won’t suspend the remaining soil, effectively doing nothing. Too much water may  attract all kinds of pests and microbes. Bacteria, viruses, and molds are a significant risk, especially in homes that have pets or children, as both spend much of their time lying or crawling across the floor. Using too much cleaning product will likely result in fast resoiling of your carpet.

Regular treatment will also help preserve the integrity of the carpet and help it maintain its comfortable texture and cushion. However, if the treatment is done incorrectly, it won’t help slow aging and may accelerate the flooring’s deterioration. Replacing carpet is expensive, and choosing the best carpet cleaning service can prolong its life.  

What kind of training prepares technicians to provide the best carpet cleaning service possible?

To attain certification through the IICRC, a technician first has to attend a training course pertinent to their field and pass a written examination. Most technicians will take the IICRC’s foundational course, the Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) class. The CCT is 14 hours in length and is taught over the course of two days. It introduces students to a number of fiber and yarn constructions, as well as many soiling situations so that they are ready for anything they face on the job. Students will focus their efforts on learning the IICRC’s five-pillar approach. This includes learning optimal methods for dry soil removal, soil suspension and removal, grooming, and proper drying techniques.

The CCT course represents just one of many classes available through the IICRC, and once a technician finishes it, they may move on to an advanced designation. Once certified, a technician will need to gather a couple continuing education credits every year through the IICRC to remain in good-standing with the organization. Continuing education courses are available online and cover both the service side and business side of the industry.

What other skills do IICRC-certified professionals typically have?

Certified technicians often have multiple skills in addition to flooring treatment. This may include flooring repair and reinstallation, color repair, and upholstery treatment. It may also involve water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, microbial remediation, and treatment methods that address leather, wood, stone, marble and other resilient surfaces.




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