FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shaw Revises Warranties to Reflect Requirements for CRI Seal of Approval Products and IICRC Certification
Dalton, GA – Following the company’s announcement in June of 2005, Shaw has revised its residential carpet warranties to require the use of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Seal of Approval products for carpet cleaning supplies and equipment for carpet manufactured after January 1, 2007. Effective January 1, 2008, the company will also require the use of Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Certified Firms for professional cleaning services.
The CRI Seal of Approval Program was established to test and certify the performance of products and equipment used in carpet cleaning. Years of research has shown that about half of the carpet spot removal and cleaning products in the marketplace do not clean any better than water, and may also leave soil-attracting residues. The results of the use of these products have been shown to be a major source of consumer dissatisfaction with carpet. The Carpet and Rug Institute program offers consumers a quick, easy way to locate products that work well and do not damage their significant investment in carpet.