This three-day IICRC Rug cleaning training course is designed for any professional cleaner who wants to learn more about how to identify rugs construction and cleaning, in particular what can be safely cleaned with their current carpet cleaning equipment as well as other methods. This comprehensive Rug Cleaning course includes, but is not limited to:
Live demonstrations of:
- Pre-cleaning inspections
- Colourfastness test
- Dry soil removal procedures (dusting)
- Fringe cleaning
- Drying methods
- Urine decontamination
- Submersion cleaning (portable rug washing pit)
- Surface cleaning
Outline of the 3-Days:
Definition of Rugs, Rug History, Countries of Origin,
Current Trends, Liability and Insurance
Fibres: Natural Fibres, Protein Fibres, Cellulosic (Bast) Fibres,
Modified, Regenerated Cellulosics, Synthetic Fibres
Fibre Distortion and Performance, Fibre Identification (Burn, Chemical Tests)
Fibre Life Cycle, Yarns, Foundations, Backings, Dyeing
Rug Types and Construction
Rug Designs and Styles, Rug Cushion (Pad, Underlayment)
Rug Soil Types, Rug Soil Summary
Chemistry of Cleaning: The pH scale
Principles of Cleaning, Methods of Cleaning
Spotting, Special Treatments :
Spots, Stains and Discolorations, Spotting Agent Summary, Colour Removal Agents, Special Purpose Chemicals, Urine Decontamination
Purpose of Inspections, Inspection Categories, Identification (Tagging) of Rugs
Specific Conditions to Inspect and Document
Colour Fastness Test, Customer Briefings, Condition Report
On-location versus In-plant procedures
Specific Procedures: Orientals, Needlepoint, Braided Rugs, Flokatis, Designer Rugs,
Cellulosic Rugs, Hooked Rugs, Skins and Leather, Other Cleaning Techniques, Fringe
Shading, Yellowing, Streaking, Bleeding/Dye Migration, Fungal/Insect Damage,
Browning, Delamination, Water Damage, Mould Contamination
Simple Rug Repair Basics.
Finishing: Grooming, Protector Application,
Final Inspection, Wrapping, Storage, Delivery
You need to have taken & passed either CCT or UFT in order to take the RCT exam. If you do not have the prerequisite certification, or choose not to take the exam, you will still receive an official Alltec Certificate of Attendance to say you have completed the course.
Please note an additional £50 exam fee is payable direct to the instructor on the day.
Price excludes VAT.
Schools run from 9am-5pm and include lunch and refreshments, please advise if you have any dietary requirements, we are happy to cater for your needs.
Training schools are held at our premises in Hertfordshire, SG8 7SL.
Please see our booking T&C’s here.