Seal of Approval Service Providers

Seal of Approval (SOA) Service Providers Deliver 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 recognizes service providers who utilize Seal of Approval products for 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 is also the best way to make sure you follow your residential or commercial carpet warranties. Many major carpet manufacturers require or strongly recommend the use of Seal of Approval products.

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Become a Seal of Approval Service Provider

Cleaning professionals who use CRI-approved equipment and cleaning chemicals may participate as a partner in the Seal of Approval program and promote this important certification to customers.

The following is required to apply for service providers’ recognition.

  • Registration Form – Applicants must complete this form in its entirety and provide a list of the Seal of Approval certified equipment and chemicals used in normal day-to-day carpet cleaning operation.
  • Fees – Applicants will submit an annual fee of $100, payable to the Carpet and Rug Institute, at the time of application.
  • Participation Agreement – CRI encourages qualified service providers to display its Seal of Approval logo. To protect and ensure the proper use of the highly recognized program’s symbols and identities, approved service providers must agree to program guidelines as part of the application process. A company officer must execute the participation agreement with a signature..

For other questions please contact the Seal of Approval Administrator.

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