All our work is done to this standard.

This Publicly Available Specification (PAS) has been developed by  BSI British Standards and with input from industry experts from all relevant sectors of the cleaning industry. PAS86 is the only government recognised code of practice for professional carpet cleaning.
Clean & Dry were involved in the development  of this standard.
The PAS is intended for use by the cleaning industry, however it is also relevant to government bodies, trading standards, the insurance industry, carpet manufacturers, consumers, retailers, training bodies and those involved in the management, cleaning and inspection of textile floor coverings. The PAS is applicable to all types and styles of textile floor coverings within the domestic and commercial environments.
When considering employing a professional carpet cleaner, consumers should ensure companies and technicians are committed to following PAS86 Code of Practice.
Contents of PAS 86 includes:

  1. Scope
  2. Terms and definitions
  3. Management responsibility
  4. Customer service
  5. Installation
  6. Pre-cleaning tests
  7. Surveys
  8. Cleaning methods and procedures
  9. Preventative measures
  10. Spot and stain removal
  11. Anti-static treatments
  12. Cleaning chemicals
  13. Repairs
  14. Method statements
  15. Health and safety
  16. Survey form
  17. Fibre identification
  18. Risk assessment
  19. Bibliography
  20. List of figures
  21. Example of a survey form
  22. List of tables
  23. Fibre identification burn test

A copy is available on loan if required.  Each copy costs £50 to purchase.

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