Having experience as a carpet cleaner will help with the easy synthetic fabrics but is of no help on the silks, cottons, linens, leathers, and other exotic fabrics you will encounter.
Through this online course, you will learn how to test and inspect each fabric to determine your safest method of cleaning. Certain fabrics such as chintz or moiré require special attention. The pH scale you may have learned in a carpet course will be reviewed heavily and will be the basis for much of your cleaning. Understanding the role of an "acid rinse" will keep you out of trouble. You will learn a detailed inspection process that will keep you from making the big three mistakes: bleeding, browning, and shrinkage.
One of the largest and missed opportunities in cleaning is office partition cleaning. You will learn how easy it is to clean these partitions and how to sell this type of cleaning. If you were to compare the value of carpet versus fabric in the average home, fabric would win. Many companies turn down fabric cleaning due to fear. This fear is due to a lack of knowledge and training. Become a fabric specialist and reap the rewards!
What you'll learn!
- How to test for the correct cleaning method
- How to select the proper chemicals and cleaning equipment
- The inspection process that can eliminate complaints
- How to clean bleeders and sensitive fabrics
- How to test for polished cotton
- When dry cleaning is the right choice
- What the codes S, W, and X mean
- How to recognize, prevent and solve difficult problems
- Hands-on training – if you have a problem cushion, bring it along!
Qualifies for 14 IICRC CECs.
ONLINE: IICRC certification exam available for an additional charge (fee must be paid to the IICRC prior to the class start date).
The class begins online daily at 8:00am and ends at approximately 5:00pm.
IICRC Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Course Manual