Why attend a carpet cleaning course?
1. Get better results
You need professional equipment to get first class results, but the person behind the equipment is even more important. There is no doubt that trained technicians get the best results. Our training courses will teach you how to get the best out of your equipment and materials. There’s little more satisfying than removing the stain the last carpet cleaner couldn’t get out! Poorly trained, poorly equipped carpet cleaning companies come and go all the time. The best and most successful carpet cleaning companies thrive on repeat business and recommendations and often charge the highest prices. It’s vital that you know how to do the best possible job – and this only comes from proper training.
2. Avoid costly problems
Carpet cleaning isn’t rocket science, but there are lots of things that can go wrong if you don’t know what to look for. Hire machines are designed for consumer use. The more powerful professional machines and solutions used by professional carpet cleaners get better results, but can also cause damage in the wrong hands. Much worse than a damaged carpet is the damage to your reputation that goes with it. By attending a technical training course, common problems like shrinkage, dye migration, stretching, cellulosic browning etc. can easily be avoided.
3. Helps you sell your services
It’s no secret that unfortunately there are ‘cowboys’ operating within the carpet cleaning industry – poorly trained, poorly equipped operators who invariably leave a trail of unhappy customers. You will hear stories from customers of shrunken carpets and carpets that took days to dry out all the time! It is important that you demonstrate to potential customers that you operate professionally and have attended a recognised training course. The ‘Cleansmart Trained Technician’ certificate and logo say a lot to your potential customers.
4. Gives you the confidence to succeed
Training gives you the confidence you need to sell your services. For example, you will learn how to perform an in-depth pre-clean survey during the course. The survey is necessary in identifying the carpet/fibres/construction/cleaning method etc. However, just as important, going through the survey with your customer is a very effective way of demonstrating your technical knowledge – it shows customers that you know what you’re doing. And when the operator from the next company turns up and doesn’t bother – who do you think gets the job?
5. Helps with your insurance
As a professional carpet cleaner you need two types of insurance – Public Liability and All Treatment Risk insurance. Public liability insurance is readily available but does not cover the items you are cleaning. All Treatment Risk covers any items you are cleaning and is available from a much smaller number of insurers – these insurers will generally expect you to have attended a recognised training course in order to provide the All Treatments Risk insurance you will need.
Cleansmart can help you start cleaning carpets and upholstery professionally:
Cleansmart training courses are insurance-approved and teach you everything you need to know to start cleaning carpets and upholstery to a professional standard.
Our trainer Derek Bolton has over 40 years experience and is one of the best known and highly respected trainers in the industry. Cleansmart courses are not brand specific – we cover all the main cleaning systems and what you learn applies to all brands of professional carpet cleaning equipment and solutions.
As well as the theory you need to know, we also include a ‘hands on’ section on all Cleansmart courses. We 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 out the various different types of equipment if you want to – we don’t keep you sat behind a desk all day!
All Cleansmart courses include:
- Training Course Reference Manual
- Training Certificate
- Use of appropriate Cleansmart Trained Technician Logo
- Lunch and refreshments
- Ongoing technical support
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