VANCOUVER, WA — The American Home Furnishings Alliance
(AHFA) recently updated its Woven and Knit Residential Upholstery Fabric Standards and Guidelines
to include the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
(IICRC), according to a press release
The newly revised standard contains a suggestion to contact "an IICRC-certified firm that specializes in upholstery cleaning" when professional care is required, the release stated.
According to the release, the changes went into effect immediately upon their adoption by the committee in May and consumers eventually will be able to find this information on care and cleaning tags on sofas, chairs and other upholstered furniture.
"The IICRC prides itself on setting high standards for the cleaning, restoration and inspection industry," explained Patrick Winters, president of IICRC.
"Being included in AHFA''s standards and guidelines is one step closer to setting a uniform, standardized approach for upholstery cleaning, to the benefit of the industry and consumers," Winters added.