What is IICRC Certification?

Many of you have seen this logo on the side of our vans,  in our phone book ad or on our paperwork; but, have you really considered the importance of this logo.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, (IICRC) has served as the Industry Guardian for the cleaning, inspection and restoration industry for more than 30 years.   As a non-profit certification organization, the IICRC ensures  that you have access to trusted and trained  cleaning professionals by establishing and  monitoring certification programs  and standards for these industries.

To qualify for IICRC—Certified Firm status, businesses must demonstrate proof of insurance, maintain a written customer complaint policy with documented follow-up and provide on going education and training leading to certification for all technicians.  IICRC Certified firms are also required to abide by the IICRC Code of Ethics.

Carpet Care Craftsman, Inc. has been an IICRC Certified Firm since its inception in April 1998. We staff the most Master Textile Cleaners in the El Paso County, Pueblo, and Teller County areas. Allen Shipley, IICRC registrant #3445 is the only IICRC Senior Carpet Inspector in Southern Colorado and is qualified in determining manufacturing defects as well as installation defects, maintenance claims, and specification of product for intended use.

Gaining Master Textile Cleaner status requires a three year process and includes certification training in Carpet Cleaning or Commercial Carpet Maintenance, Upholstery Cleaning, Odor Control, Carpet Repair and Re-installation, and Color Repair. All Carpet Care Craftsman, Inc. employees participate in a three year apprenticeship program that includes IICRC Certification training. All apprentices work under the direct supervision of a Master Textile Cleaner for the three year term and then are allowed to work independent only upon receipt of their Master Textile Cleaner status.

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