Is the Carpet Cleaning Class for me?
A question that is often asked by students in regards to the IICRC Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) class is, “I’m in the restoration business – do you think that I need to take the CCT class.” With carpet and rugs making up more than 60% of the floor coverings (see chart), there is no wonder we hear this question so often.
CCT is the base of all the Cleaning categories of the IICRC offerings. It is what a lot of other classes are built on. It puts in a solid foundation for the Restoration classes. Besides the above, the CCT class can open a lot of doors. There are many companies that want to get into the cleaning business and don’t know how or what is involved. The CCT class for a two day investment in time solves the suspense. Restoration Technicians who need to get their certifications to advance in their business often benefit from adding this to their offerings and resume. It is a necessary class to achieve the following advanced IICRC designations: Journeyman Textile Cleaner, Journeyman Water Restorer, Master Textile Cleaner, Matster Fire & Smoke Restorer, and Master Water Restorer status. (See attached chart t that shows the IICRC advanced designation requirements.) Finally, knowing more than the Adjuster gives them an upper hand in understanding the carpet related claims.
The Academy advantage. Taking the class at the Academy you get to vote to go on a field trip and do actual hands on carpet cleaning. So, learning becomes easier and a lot of fun. In our last class, we took a field trip to Organic Cleaning Compounds in Long Beach, CA and saw how carpet cleaning machines are manufactured. Students also cleaned the dirtiest carpets and learned how chemistry applied to carpet cleaning.
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