Your professional cleaning company should have a commitment to green cleaning embedded in their policies, processes, and products. Green cleaning is responsible cleaning – both in terms of environmental safety and in terms of building occupant health.
The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) is an organization focused on educating consumers, facility managers, carpet cleaning manufacturers, carpet cleaning companies, and anyone else with an interest in carpets about topics relating to carpets and rugs. This includes health, environmental concerns, air quality, carpet lifespan, and cleaning products/equipment.
CRI has developed a “Green Label Program” (GLP) and a “Seal of Approval” (SOA) to help people make informed decisions about carpets and carpet cleaning products. As part of Sunshine’s green cleaning initiative – our “Healthy High Performance Program” – we use vacuum cleaners and carpet extractors that meet the CRI’s requirements.
Here is a list of performance attributes the CRI evaluates when approving carpet cleaning products and/or equipment:
Soil removal efficacy
Resoiling (does the cleaned sample attract soil at an accelerated rate?)
Residual moisture (does the extractor remove most of the moisture?)