Learn to avoid the mistakes that others have found only through trial and error. Experience can be a great teacher, but a very expensive one. This two-day virtual course will teach you all the techniques necessary to be a successful upholstery and fabric cleaner.
Having experience as a carpet cleaner will help on the easy synthetic fabrics but is of no help on the silks, cottons, linens, and other exotic fabrics you will encounter.
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
This course has been approved for (14) IICRC CECs.
Required Student Details
Registering for your IICRC exam
How to prepare to use ZOOM
Things to have with you for our Live Seminar
Live ZOOM Seminar
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What can I do to prepare for the class?
If at all possible, please read over the manual before the class starts. After every chapter you will find a 15-question quiz. These questions will help you prepare for the IICRC exam. There is a lot of information packed into a 2-day class. If possible, it’s better if you please print off your manual. This makes it easier to take notes. Please have pen and highlighter handy during the class to be able to take notes.
Can I ask questions during the class?
Absolutely! Please have your questions ready. If you have any photos from previous jobs that you have questions about please send them to me before the class, and if possible, we will discuss them during the class.
What are the technical requirements for the course?
Zoom is the videoconferencing program that we'll be using and therefore it is required to have Zoom installed ahead of the class along with a solid internet connection. Here are the Zoom requirements. And the Zoom FAQ page.
How does IICRC certification work?
The IICRC website offers the most up to date information. Please check out their FAQ about online classes.