Carpet Cleaning Classes

Carpet cleaning is as old as carpeting itself. The first users of carpet were just as concerned with keeping their carpet clean as you are today, but they had fewer tools and primitive procedures for doing so. Today, carpet cleaning is "high tech" and the need for trained carpet cleaning specialists has never been higher. One owner of a top-rated Rockland County carpet cleaning service says "We are always on the lookout for talented professionals who have been properly trained and educated in the latest carpet cleaning techniques".

What can you expect to learn when you study carpet cleaning? Here is a sample of the kinds of information you will learn:

  • What measures one can take to prevent soiling of carpets
  • Efficient systems-based approaches towards cleaning
  • The chemistry of spot removal
  • Removing stubborn spots and preventing their re-occurrence
  • How to handle challenging dirt
  • Know when to do a full restoration vs. just an interim cleaning
  • Living up to industry standards
  • What different fibers demand
  • Picking the right cleaning method for a particular application
  • How to adjust cleaning parameters, such as chemical makeup, how aggressively to clean, moisture, temperature, speed and machine procedures

The best place to learn the details of carpet cleaning is a carpet cleaning school. Many are accredited with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a non-profit independent certification organization that oversees the ethical and technical aspects of various cleaning industries, including carpet cleaning. Established in 1972, the IICRC is owned by a consortium of regional, national and international trade associations and is run by a board of directors. The IICRC is not a school; rather it approves schools and teachers to administer about two dozen different certification programs. Currently there are 139 approved instructors.

Within the carpet industry, you can receive certification as a:

  • Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • Carpet Color Repair Technician
  • Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • Rug Cleaning Technician

Often, it only takes four hours of study to receive an Apprentice certification. Additional study is needed to become a Technician, and continuing education credits are required to maintain your status.

Bear in mind that better carpet installation and cleaning companies also offer additional services, such as mattress and upholstery cleaning. If you are looking for an interesting and rewarding career move, why not think about taking a carpet certification course in your area?