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IICRC S300 – Standard & Reference Guide for Upholstery Cleaning

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The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Upholstery Cleaning (IICRC S300) is a procedural standard. It has been written using reliable principles, research and practical experience, plus consultation with and information obtained from numerous sources.

For many years furniture manufacturers have used colorfastness codes to assist consumers in determining safe cleaning solutions (e.g., dry solvents, water) to use on their upholstered furniture.  Over time these “colorfastness codes” evolved into “cleaning codes” for professional cleaners as well.  However, upholstery cleaning technicians have always determined the appropriate cleaning method for individual furniture based on fiber content, fabric construction and careful inspection, rather than “colorfastness” or “cleaning” codes.  One of the primary purposes of IICRC S300 is to clarify the way in which appropriate cleaning methods are determined.

IICRC S300 provides a specific set of practical standards for all methods of dry and wet upholstery cleaning.  It does not attempt to teach comprehensive upholstery cleaning procedures; rather, it provides the foundational principles for proper cleaning practice.  There are numerous programs available in the industry to teach the specific details of upholstery cleaning.

IICRC S300 is presented using a two-part format: the Standard itself, and a supplementary “Reference Guide.”  The procedural Standard is featured in the first section of S300.  This Standard is supported by the Reference Guide in the second section.  The intent is to use the information outlined in the Reference Guide as a tool to better understand and apply the Standard itself.  However, the Reference Guide is not considered a part of the Standard.

IICRC S300 is an essential document for all serious on-location cleaners to ensure compliance with state-of-the-art procedures and to limit liability for their company.

(For detailed cleaning procedures, see Upholstery and Drapery Cleaning, L.J. Bishop, 1997)


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