How to avoid being sued for carpet cleaning
How to protect yourself from carpet cleaning lawsuits:1.
Avoid being sued.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) both prohibit carpet cleaning as a possible cause of death or serious injury.
However, some carpet cleaning companies still advertise “carpets cleaning” as a cure-all remedy for carpets that are not properly cleaned.2.
Do your research.
Ask the experts who have experience cleaning carpets.
They can provide a more detailed explanation of how carpets are treated and their safety characteristics.3.
If you’re sued, get the best advice you can.
The CPSC advises you to “contact your local state or local insurance company, state attorney general’s office, state medical examiner’s office and state medical board to obtain legal advice about your case and any other questions.”4.
If the company has an insurance policy, contact the insurance company.
A few carpet cleaning insurance policies include exclusions that prevent carpet cleaning claims from being paid out to homeowners, which is usually what you need to get a fair trial.