Have the horror stories of ruined upholstery...prevented you from taking advantage of this lucrative field? 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.