Basic Carpet Care

832 Iowa, Lawrence, KS 66044

785-979-6851

Open by appointment

BASIC Carpet Care has been in business in the Lawrence area since 1979, for 28 years. We are committed to giving you the best possible service and the greatest value for your money. Our primary focus is on educating our customers to the various options available to them, so that they can make intelligent informed choices about their cleaning needs.

Cleaning by BASIC will NOT void your carpet manufacturer’s warranty

Beginning in January 2007, the three leading carpet mills, Shaw, Mohawk and Beaulieu, adopted the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Seal of Approval program as a warranty requirement that their better quality residential carpets. These mills manufacture 85% of the residential carpet sold in the U.S. All cleaning performed on such carpets, including the cleaning agents and cleaning equipment, MUST be done using products and equipment which have been tested and approved by the CRI Seal of Approval Program. The use of cleaning products or equipment that do not have the Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of Approval, will invalidate the manufacturers warranty on that carpet. BASIC Carpet Care was the first professional carpet cleaning firm in the state of Kansas to become a CRI Seal of Approval Approved Service Provider. You can rest easy, knowing that our cleaning will not void the manufacturers warranty on your carpet .

Effective January 2008, Shaw Industries, the largest floor covering manufacturer in the U.S., mandated an additional warranty requirement. For their better quality residential products, Shaw now requires that they be cleaned only by a company that is an IICRC Certified Firm. If the consumer elects to use a professional carpet cleaning firm and that company is not an IICRC Certified Firm, the warranty on that carpet becomes void. The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, located in Vancouver, Washington. The IICRC sets standards for the cleaning and restoration industry. Individuals who have met IICRC requirements may hold individual certification, however, this is different than being an IICRC Certified FIRM. Certified Firms must meet stringent requirements over and above those required for individual IICRC registrants.

BASIC has been an IICRC Certified Firm for many years. Having your Shaw carpet cleaned by BASIC will not void your warranty.

A word of caution……….

Unfortunately, some dishonest companies will cut-and-paste the IICRC or CRI logo’s to use on their business cards, advertising or yellow page ads. To be absolutely certain that the company you are going to do business with is legitimate, and will not void your carpet’s warranty, you should see if they are listed on the IICRC and CRI web-sites:

IICRC – iicrc.org CRI – carpet-rug.org

If the company is not listed on both web-sites, you should proceed with extreme caution.