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Starting A Successful Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning Company

It is a great benefit to a new carpet and upholstery cleaning business to gain IICRC certifications to let potential customers know that they are entrusting a trained professional with their textile needs.

Being certified signifies that the company employs professionals that possess the necessary education to ensure that they are skilled and knowledgeable and on the cutting edge of the latest technology in this field.  The IICRC has worked tirelessly to successfully gain international recognition of its certifications and standards. Business owners that are serious about their growth and development understand that IICRC certifications set the standard in inspection, restoration, carpet and upholstery cleaning, mold and odor removal, among other tracks.

To make sure the new business starts off on the right path, owners should have their technicians begin with obtaining a cleaning certification.  The completion of this certification track ensures that technicians are educated in carpet and upholstery cleaning at the highest level of standards.  This certification also affords the technician with training on the industry’s latest techniques, tools and technology. Other certifications that can be attained through these educational courses are, Commercial Maintenance Technician, Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician, Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician, Water Damage Restoration Technician, and Odor Control Technician. These are comprehensive hands-on classes that provide the most recent technical information regarding proper chemicals, procedures and equipment necessary in the maintenance and or restoration of all textile types. These are just a few of the courses available that will ensure that staff is properly trained and the new business will continue to grow.

Without proper training, even the best equipment won’t provide quality results
. Having certified technicians can directly help businesses advance to the next level. IICRC-certified technicians are also eligible to continue their education and become Journeymen and even Masters of the trade. Master certifications can only be awarded to professionals with several years of experience. They will have completed arduous course studies and successfully completed strict examinations. Classes are offered in person and online for most encompassing certifications. The IICRC requires that certified technicians update their skills and knowledge of industry advancements regularly. Continuing education courses are set to assure that certificate holders are keeping up-to-date with industry trends. Many certificates require an annual renewal, at which time additional classes are offered for continuing specialized education.

Advancing the business to an IICRC Certified Firm status is another way for a newer business to excel
. A Certified Firm is much different than simply having certified technicians.  These Certified Firms are held to a much higher standard. To maintain this status, business owners must present and maintain liability insurance, a written complaint policy, and agree to BBB arbitration to resolve disputes. These business owners are also required to keep their technicians educated in all advancements or changes in the industry and to abide by the IICRC code of ethics. This certification verifies that the company operates at the highest degree of expertise and professionalism. Benefits for certified firms include, but are not limited to, a Website, a listing on the referral database, 800 number, an exclusive use of the registered trademark, marketing brochures, and trade show representation.

Becoming a Certified Firm allows a carpet and upholstery cleaning company to promote itself in various ways, and can prove to give a competitive advantage for a thriving new business.

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