The fact is, it takes a lot of know-how and skill to stand out as top-quality professional carpet cleaners in the Washington, DC Metro area – and we do mean a lot. That’s why industry recognitions like being certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) – or being Platinum Rated by the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) – carry such tremendous cachet.
Zerorez® DC is proud to be able to say, we’re both. We are the Washington, DC Metro area’s local carpet cleaning company who can claim to be both Platinum-rated by the CRI and Certified by the IICRC.
But why are these certifications such a big deal?
What Is IICRC Certification and Why Is It A Big Deal When It Comes to Carpet Cleaning Services?
Founded in 1972, the IICRC is a worldwide non-profit organization charged with overseeing professional carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, water damage recovery, mold remediation, and the residential and commercial restoration industry.
The role of the IICRC is to develop consensus-based standards for health, safety, and quality, and award testing-based certifications to carpet cleaning and restoration companies with a demonstrated high level of quality, customer service, and continuing education in the cleaning and restoration profession.
To qualify for certification by IICRC, carpet cleaning technicians must pass rigorous education and training courses including final exams.
That’s in addition to maintaining constant adherence to IICRC standards of professional excellence – expertise, integrity, responsibility, customer service, and consistent quality – in the carpet cleaning, restoration, and upholstery cleaning service industry.
So that’s IICRC Certification. It’s a genuine label signifying the highest quality among professional carpet cleaners in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland – and Zerorez® is proud to have earned it.
Not just any carpet cleaner gets the IICRC Certification:
- We’re among just 6,000 carpet cleaning companies worldwide to be a IICRC-Certified firm.
- Luis, the owner and president of Zerorez® DC and Zerorez® Fredericksburg, is one of only 60,000 IICRC-Certified carpet cleaning technicians in the entire global industry.
- When IICRC classes resume after the COVID-19 pandemic is finally over, Zerorez® DC will boast even more IICRC-Certified technicians on staff! (They already have the knowledge, just need to do the classes and the tests.)
To hire a disinfection services and carpet cleaning company with a valid IICRC Certification, you’re getting the best possible cleaning and restoration work, backed by the organization dedicated to raising the bar in the carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning and restoration service industry.
So What Is the CRI Platinum Seal of Approval? Why Is That A Big Deal for Carpet Cleaners?
Just like not every carpet cleaning company you’ll find in the NoVa phone book or on Google will be IICRC-Certified like Zerorez®, not every carpet cleaner has a Platinum-Rating Seal Of Approval from the Carpet and Rug Institute.
Very few carpet cleaners are CRI Platinum, but Zerorez® is. And that CRI Platinum rating is thanks to our amazing, advanced technology.
CRI’s Seal Of Approval program utilizes x-ray fluorescence (XRF) – an actual Certified Space Technology© – to measure precisely how much soil a particular piece of cleaning equipment can remove from carpet.
Vacuums, extractors, and other systems meeting strict minimum requirements for the Seal of Approval qualify for Bronze. There’s also Silver and Gold.
Zerorez® is Platinum. That’s the only level above Gold, and it was added for the best pet stain remover and dirt extraction systems on the market, consistently achieving the highest levels of efficacy: Removal of 90% of available soil or greater, according to CRI’s measurable parameters.
Here’s where our exclusive Zerorez® carpet cleaning technology comes in: We use a revolutionary No Residue® cleaning process featuring a truck-mounted zr water®high-pressure spray of oxidized water that acts like a powerful chemical agent but is entirely non-toxic.
Then, we use another piece of patented Zerorez® technology – our extraction wand system – to lift up and remove all the dirt, dust, allergens and odor-causing stains, while leaving behind no sticky soaps or harsh detergents.
So, the CRI has put Zerorez® exclusive carpet cleaning tech to the test…and we’re among the best! Platinum Rating from the Carpet and Rug Institute is a professional honor we will always work to keep.
For the Best Carpet Cleaning Company, Hire the Most Certified, Tested, Trusted Local Carpet Cleaner in DC and NoVA
The fact is, not just anyone can do the job of professional carpet cleaner – and not all carpet cleaning companies make it in this business.
When looking for a carpet cleaner, upholstery cleaning service, furniture restoration or rug restoration expert near you in Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, Montgomery County, Maryland, or the Fredericksburg, Virginia area… there’s no substitute for a carpet cleaning company who has:
- Advanced technology to do the job better than the competition;
- A 5-star reputation for top-quality, on-time customer service;
- Great rates and our exclusive 30-day Gotta Love It Guarantee®; and,
- The most prestigious certifications in the entire Carpet Cleaning and Restoration industry.
The carpet cleaner with all of the above is Zerorez® of the Washington, DC Metro Area and Northern Virginia.
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