Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings
BSR-IICRC S100 will establish minimum standards for professional on-location cleaning of installed textile floor coverings. In so doing, it will acknowledge the critical role played by consumers in selecting and maintaining those floor coverings prior to the need for such professional cleaning. For this reason, the actual standards for cleaning will be preceded by information on the importance of pre-cleaning maintenance, ways in which consumers may evaluate the qualification of professional cleaners, basic principles of cleaning, and the necessity for thorough pre-cleaning and post-cleaning inspections. Once these points are covered, standards for the application of the five common on-location cleaning methods (or variations thereof) will be outlined. No attempt will be made to evaluate the strengths or weaknesses of individual cleaning methods or to compare or contract one method with another.
Current Status: The science of cleaning and maintenance of installed textile floor coverings has grown during the last 20 years. The IICRC first published the Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Cleaning (S001) in 1991 and revised it in 1994, 1997, 2002, and published the fifth edition in 2011. In June 2012, the IICRC voluntarily withdrew the 2011 version of S100 as an ANSI approved American National Standard. IICRC has constituted a new Consensus Body to revise S100 and the group has begun the revision process. Although ANSI/IICRC S100: 2011 is no longer an ANSI approved American National Standard, it will be available through IICRC as a historical Standard.
Note: BSR is the ANSI Board of Standards Review that reviews and approves Standards as American National Standards. All new Standards under development are designated as BSR-IICRC till such time that they receive final approval from ANSI and can be published.