Location: Mister Chemical
101 Jacob Keffer Pkwy, Vaughan
Day 1 – The WoolSafe Fibre Care Specialist
The WoolSafe Fibre Care Specialist course assumes that the student has already reached a reasonably high level of competence and experience in cleaning carpets and rugs and will build upon that knowledge. It is intended to be an essential reference and resource for those who are concerned with maintaining residential (domestic) or commercial (contract) wool carpets and rugs, whether they become a WoolSafe-Approved Carpet Care Specialist or not. With this objective in mind, this course initially follows wool fibre from fleece, to yarn, to carpet, and therefore, it describes aspects of textile processing and carpet manufacture. Initial processing and carpet or rug construction is followed by issues concerned with actual cleaning. These aspects of what are essentially textile technology, determine the ways in which wool carpet and rugs should be maintained and cleaned.
- Introduction to wool and other carpet fibres and their physical and chemical characteristics of relevance to carpet cleaning
- Manufacture and characteristics of 100% wool and wool-rich carpets and rugs
- Colouration techniques, dying and printing of wool and wool carpets and rugs
- Cleaning and maintenance techniques specific to wool and wool-rich carpets
- WoolSafe approval programme for carpet and upholstery cleaning and
- WoolSafe approved products: how and why they are selected, and why
you should use them
- Common problems with wool floor coverings and how to deal with them.
A course manual and an ‘open book’ examination paper will be issued to every candidate at the end of the training course. Completed exams must be returned to The WoolSafe Organisation for adjudication within one month. The minimum standard required is 80% for qualification as a WoolSafe Fibre Care Specialist. Candidates who achieve this mark will be invited to become WoolSafe Approved Service Providers. Those that meet the membership requirements will, upon payment of the registration and membership fees, be registered, listed and issued with the relevant Certificate.
Day 2 – Cleaning Fine Fibres
This one-day course teaches trainees the best methods, chemistry and techniques for cleaning, maintaining, protecting and carrying out spot removal treatments on a variety of natural fibre carpets, rugs and textiles including: sisal, viscose, silk, bamboo, sea grass and coir. These fibres are becoming more prevalent in high-end rugs and carpet and present a considerable challenge to even the most experienced cleaners. Understanding what results are possible
and how those can be achieved are crucial in maintaining your customer’s confidence while managing their expectations.
Cleaning Natural Carpet Fibres, Course syllabus
- Introduction & overview
- Pre-inspection & why it’s important
- Pre-testing the carpet
- Conditioning the Client
- Fibre types & how to determine the fibre
- Cleaning processes, Advantages & disadvantages
- Approach to cleaning i.e. Vacuuming, Spotting, Brushing/Finishing
- Damage Limitation
- Cleaning solutions (good & bad)
- Biggest enemies (pet soils & home remedies)
- Practical Cleaning Demonstrations
- Remedial repair of pile distortion demonstration