Carpet Restoration is an IICRC certified Carpet Cleaner.
A lot of people don't realize the importance of hiring a certified carpet cleaner. Let me start by saying when I got into the cleaning industry 10 years ago and started learning about the right and wrong way to clean a carpet, I knew nothing about certification or that there even was one. After starting my own company I wanted to be the best at what I did. I started doing some research and found out about the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) and what they do. They make the guidelines for the cleaning industry and they teach the do and don'ts of carpet cleaning as well as a whole bunch of other areas in the industry.
The IICRC offers classes and tests for certification in a whole array of areas servicing the cleaning industry, One of them being Carpet Cleaning. I signed up took the class, than the test and got my certification. Keep in mind that it is not mandatory in the State of New Jersey to be certified to clean carpets. What I found out really quickly is that with all my experience I knew little about the right way to clean a carpet. I knew how to get a carpet clean, but not how to do it the right way. I realized that a lot of the things I was taught was wrong and I was passing the wrong information on to my customers. This being said think about all the people out who are doing the same thing I was doing.
I wont go into detail about all that I learned and have been practicing since I became certified, but I will stress the importance of certification and how because it is not mandatory in the state you could be receiving mis-information and not getting the service you deserve and pay for. How many times have you had your carpets cleaned only to find they look the same a week or two later? Over wetting causes wicking which will make your carpet look dirty right after a cleaning. Not rinsing a detergent out of a carpet with a fiber rinse will cause traffic lanes to appear quickly, because of the residue left behind by the detergent.
When Hiring a Carpet Cleaner ask if they are certified, if they are; they were issued a card with a certification number. I keep mine in my wallet so I always have it with me. In closing I would just like to say because of the IICRC I know that I am giving my customers the service they deserve and doing the best job possible at all times.