PAS 86:2008 - Best Practice
The National Carpet Cleaners Association promotes best practice in all aspects of running a cleaning business. Our members must fulfil many requirements before being recognised as professional cleaning companies and becoming eligible to trade under the NCCA name. Best practice is promoted to our members through various means, including the PAS 86:2008 - Professional inspection, maintenance, cleaning and restoration of textile floor coverings - Code of Practice.
This Publicly Available Specification (PAS) has been developed by the National Carpet Cleaners Association in collaboration with BSI British Standards and with input from industry experts from all relevant sectors of the cleaning industry. PAS 86:2008 is the only government recognised code of practice for professional carpet cleaning.
The PAS 86:2008 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 PAS 86:2008 Code of Practice. Most NCCA members have already adopted the PAS as their official guide to professional carpet cleaning. The Code of Practice is available to buy in our Online Shop.