DALTON, GA — Georgia Schools
Superintendent Kathy Cox
recently recommended implementing the Carpet and Rug Institute
''s (CRI) Seal of Approval
(SOA) testing program for carpet cleaning products and equipment used in schools, according to the Daily Citizen
The SOA program certifies effective and environmentally responsible carpet cleaning solutions, vacuums, extractors and cleaning systems to improve the cleanliness of buildings and the health of occupants, the story stated.
Consumer and commercial products are independently tested and lists of qualifying products are posted on the CRI website, the story noted.
According to the story, carpet cleaning professionals certified as SOA service providers are also listed on the CRI website by ZIP code and geographic area.
Cox said: "In an era when school budgets are especially tight, it is my sense that using CRI Seal of Approval-certified products and equipment will save school districts money. CRI does not make, distribute or sell any of these products; it simply tests for performance to assure that the best products are being used to maintain carpet."