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What's The Benefits Of Hiring A Professional Carpet Cleaner

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) offers a number of courses for a professional carpet cleaner looking to expand their knowledge of the industry. There is always room for improvement in this field, and with the proper skills a technician can offer additional services to their customers. This can help a technician find a better job in the industry or build additional clientele. The IICRC’s classes are available in a number of countries and represent what are considered by most to be the best practices in the industry.

If a technician has already attained certification as a professional carpet cleaner, they have a number of options through the IICRC for improving their level of knowledge. Many technicians choose to learn how to treat upholstery or repair textiles. Both of these services are standard among textile treatment firms and teach the technician how to handle furniture, curtains and other textiles. The IICRC’s repair course shows students how to fix holes, tears, or other common problems.

Colour repair and odour removal are also important skills that every technician should have in their arsenal.  Odours are a primary reason that home and business owners contact technicians because they are often difficult to identify and remove. After taking the IICRC’s odour removal course, a technician will know a number of targeted solutions for common odour problems. Colour repair is also a high demand skill because stains and spills can change the colour of flooring to the point of becoming an eyesore. IICRC certified technicians are able to colour treat safely and eliminate the damaging effects of a stain or discolouration due to age or colour loss.

If a professional carpet cleaner wants to expand into other types of flooring, they should consider taking the IICRC’s hard surfaces floor care, stone masonry and ceramic tile treatment technician, or wood floor maintenance technician classes. There are a lot of companies that can service textile flooring, so learning how to handle additional types of flooring can give a technician an edge over competing firms.

Fire, smoke and water damage restoration courses are a less common option for flooring technicians, but they can help a firm greatly expand their clientele or explore another area of the industry. Water, fire and smoke restoration courses are highly technical and involved, but they can form the foundation for advanced designations within the institute. The IICRC offers three advanced certification tracks, each of which grant additional status to a technician. To qualify for advanced certification, a technician has to pass several IICRC certification courses and accrue adequate experience in the industry. A technician can choose to attain journeyman or master status in textile treatment, fire and smoke restorer, or water restorer. With enough IICRC certifications, a technician can attain journeyman status with one year of experience in the industry and master status after three years in the industry. Advanced designations help a technician stand out even more and generate a wealth of consumer and employer confidence.

These classes are designed to mould a technician into a versatile, highly skilled expert capable of taking on nearly any job site, whether residential or commercial.




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