Becoming a Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner

If you have plan on entering the carpet and upholstery cleaning business, you will need a certain amount of capital and of course the knowledge depending on the type of cleaning business that you are going to enter. A profitable type of cleaning business is the carpet and upholstery cleaning business.

Carpets and upholsteries need frequent cleaning and maintenance because they are always vulnerable to dirt, stain, mud, pet’s hairs and other type of messes. And most of the time the owner will not clean it by themselves in the fear of that they may damage the carpet or furniture. Carpet and upholstery cleaners work in different places like schools, offices, hotels, big buildings and residential houses. They also offer a variety of services like cleaning wall-to-wall carpets, tapestries, carpets, curtains and drapes.

The basic skills needed by the carpet and upholstery cleaner are physical strength and stamina, the knowledge in operating different kinds of equipment, must understand the types of fibers and how carpets are made, basic knowledge of the cleaning solutions used in treating carpets and must communicate effectively with customers.

Having physical strength and stamina is necessary for carpet and upholstery cleaner so that they will not have a hard time handling the equipment and moving around the furniture for cleaning. People with allergies on dust mites or dirt are not suitable for this kind of job. The knowledge in operating different kinds of equipment is also a requirement so that you will know which kind of equipment you must use for certain kinds of carpets. In addition, the knowledge for the cleaning solutions is needed to avoid the damages that will be done to the carpet and lastly good communication skills can gain you more customers.

The different methods used by the carpet and upholstery cleaner are shampooing the carpet, hot water extraction, brushing and vacuuming. Other treatments include dry cleaning of upholsteries and fabric, spot and stain treatments and the application of stain repellants and odor eliminating chemicals.

For the safety of carpet and upholstery cleaner, they are required to wear overalls, gloves, goggles, and face mask to prevent skin and lung irritation from chemicals. Now, you have an idea on how to run your own carpet cleaning business. So, you can start your own business with all of these tips on hand. Definitely, you can become a carpet and upholstery cleaner, provided you have the determination, skills and purpose.

For more info: How to start a carpet cleaning business

Source by Dolson McArt