One day ‘hands-on’ carpet cleaning training course (insurance approved)
- Next course: 20th April 2017
- Time: 9.00am to 5pm
- Trainer: Mr. Derek Bolton
- Venue: 2 Phoenix Court, Finch Close, Lenton Lane Industrial Estate, Nottingham NG7 2PU (5-10 mins from train station)
- Hotels within 5 minutes drive: Travelodge Riverside Nottingham, Premier Inn Castle Marina Nottingham
‘Hands On’ carpet cleaning training
For a newbie, it’s easy to leave a pure theory-based training course feeling that you know everything about carpet cleaning – apart from how to clean carpets!
That is why Cleansmart runs a series of one day ‘hands-on’ carpet cleaning training courses. This one day training course teaches you everything you need to know to start cleaning carpets safely and professionally. It also makes an excellent refresher course for more experienced professional carpet cleaners.
As well as the necessary theory, we also include a ‘hands on’ section on all Cleansmart courses. We actively encourage delegates to bring along a small rug or carpet off-cut etc. to clean on the day. There is plenty of opportunity to ‘have-a-go’ and try various different types of equipment for yourself if you want to – we don’t keep you sat behind a desk all day!
Training course class sizes are small, with a relaxed and informal atmosphere, and we encourage delegates to ask lots of questions!
- Carpet Cleaning Course Reference Manual
- Training Course Certificate
- 12 months Free technical support
- Free use of ‘Cleansmart Carpet Technician’ logo*
- Cleansmart Carpet Technician animated website logo*
- Buffet lunch, coffee/tea served throughout the day
Train with Cleansmart and display the ‘Cleansmart Trained Technician’ logo
* Delegates must complete our ‘Advertising Permission Declaration Form’ before using any Cleansmart logos, images or text.
Presentation and survey
How to conduct the pre-clean survey is probably the most important part of this carpet cleaning training course. How will you clean the carpet? What is the best method? What chemicals will you use? What potential problems you will need to recognise and avoid? Are the customer’s expectations realistic? How will you present your services? What should you charge?
Cleansmart carpet cleaning training arms you with all the knowledge you need to answer all these questions with confidence, enabling you to clean safely, effectively and profitably.
The contents of a carpet
To clean safely, it’s vital to have a basic understanding of how different carpets are made. Certain carpet constructions can be very high risk – use the wrong cleaning method or chemical and it could lead to an expensive insurance claim (and an even more expensive loss of reputation).
In this section we teach you how to identify the different carpet constructions and fibres, and how carpet constructions are linked to the cleaning process.
Chemicals in carpet cleaning
There are literally thousands of carpet cleaning chemicals on the market – the choice can be bewildering to a newcomer. But choosing the right chemical for the job is absolutely essential if we are to clean effectively and safely.
In this section you will learn why it’s important to select the right chemicals for the job, how chemical balance (pH) works in the carpet cleaning process, and other important considerations when selecting the right cleaning solution.
Dealing with spots and stains
Often the main reason a customer decides to have the carpet cleaned is that something has been spilt on it. Good spot removal involves training, practice, patience and the right chemical and technique.
This section of the carpet cleaning course covers basic spot removal, including technique, chemical selection, risk and how best to approach a spot when you don’t know what it is. There will also be a short practical demonstration on correct spot removal technique.
Practical demonstrations of different carpet cleaning systems
We introduce the various types of equipment used by professional carpet cleaners. Practical demonstrations are included. We encourage you to take part and try out the various pieces of equipment if you want to.
We will then clean a small area of carpet in a mock situation and any rugs/carpet off-cuts etc. brought in by delegates on the day (time allowing). In this section you see how everything you have learned comes together on the job:
- Surveying the job
- Which method?
- Which chemicals?
- What are the risks?
- Furniture removal
- Extraction and wand technique
- Groom and final inspection
- Accelerated drying
Add on carpet cleaning services
It makes sense to offer add-on services right from the word go – this can substantially increase your income. In this section we will discuss various ways that you can increase your revenue whilst carrying out a carpet clean. This section alone should pay back your carpet cleaning training course fee many times over!
What you learn on Cleansmart’s carpet cleaning training course:
- How to get first class professional results
- How to get the best from your equipment and materials
- Which methods of cleaning systems are available?
- How to identify and clean the different fibre types
- How to select the correct cleaning chemical for the job
- How to avoid costly problems and which jobs you may have to say ‘no’ to
- How to sell your services
- How to carry out a pre-clean survey
- How much to charge and why
- How to manage your customer’s expectations
- How to increase your profits significantly by offering add-on services
- Everything you need to know to get started as a professional carpet cleaner!
Don’t forget, after the courses we are always available to offer technical advice whenever you encounter a situation you’re not 100% confident with. You get 12 months free technical support with this course.
About the carpet cleaning course trainer…
Derek is one of the best known and most respected trainers in the carpet cleaning industry with over 40 years experience!
Derek started his cleaning business in July 1969 in the contract cleaning sector. Derek joined the CCA (now the NCCA) in the early seventies and became a Director of the Association shortly afterwards. He has held many of the key rolls within the NCCA including President and Training Director. He was made an honoury member of the NCCA in 2012.
Derek became involved with the 3M Scotchgard programme in 1977 and went on to become the principal instructor and trouble shooter for the Scotchcare UK network. Derek also writes regularly for many of the Trade Magazines.
Derek Bolton Course Trainer
Reserve your carpet cleaning course place today:
The cost of the Cleansmart carpet cleaning course is just £85 + VAT per delegate. Payment is required in advance by credit or debit card.
Attend the Cleansmart Upholstery Cleaning Technician Course (the following day) and save £20. As a professional carpet cleaner, customers will normally expect you to know how to clean sofas too. Often customers will require both carpets and upholstery to be cleaned. It is therefore well worth attending both our carpet and upholsterty courses in one visit – more info on the upholstery cleaning course here.
Places on this course are limited, so if you would like to come along, please book as soon as possible
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