SOA Service Providers: Superior Cleaning and Service
To maintain the peak performance and beauty of carpet, the Carpet and Rug Institute recommends periodic professional cleaning. The Carpet and Rug Institute also recommends the use of Seal of Approval products, and is proud to recognize those service providers who utilize Seal of Approval products as a part of their business.
Carpet cleaning professionals who use Seal of Approval solutions in conjunction with Seal of Approval equipment are eligible to be recognized as Seal of Approval service providers.
Hiring Seal of Approval service providers is the best way to ensure that your carpet is being cleaned with quality products. Not all carpet cleaning products clean equally well and some may even damage carpet fibers. Using Seal of Approval service providers also is the best way to make sure your residential or commercial carpet warranties are being met since many major carpet manufacturers require or strongly recommend the use of Seal of Approval products.
Participation Agreement Requirement
CRI encourages the use of its Seal of Approval logo, and/or label by qualified service providers. To protect and assure the proper use of the highly recognized program’s symbols and identities, an agreement outlining these guidelines must be executed by the service provider. The following is required to apply for service providers’ recognition.
- Registration Form – The form should be completely filled out and must include contact information along with a list of Seal of Approval certified equipment and chemicals being used in your normal day-to-day carpet cleaning operation.
- Fees – An annual fee of $100 is required, payable to the Carpet and Rug Institute, and should be submitted at time of application.
- Procedure – A company officer must execute the participation agreement by signing the appropriate space.
A copy of the final executed participation agreement will be returned to the applicant with acknowledgment of participation.
Upon request, CRI also will provide a high-resolution decal of the official Seal of Approval upon request. These decals, suitable for do-it-yourself installation on trucks and vans, are available at nominal cost through the CRI Publications Desk by calling 706-428-2114.
How to Become a Seal of Approval Service Provider
Cleaning professionals who use CRI approved equipment and cleaning chemicals as part of your routine procedures may participate as a partner in the Seal of Approval program and promote this important certification to your customers. We welcome your participation.