VANCOUVER, WA — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has chosen to voluntarily withdraw the S100 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard, according to a letter released to stakeholders.
The choice was precipitated by organizational decisions, regarding all IICRC standards, and to address certain concerns with the S100. As a result, the IICRC will revise the current edition of the S100, which will require the organization to constitute a new consensus body to comply with the ANSI Essential Requirements, according to the letter.
According to the IICRC website: "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, and the organization has begun on a revised document. Although ANSI/IICRC S100: 2011 is no longer an ANSI-approved American National Standard, it will be available through IICRC as a historical Standard."