This on-line training course assumes that the student has reached a reasonably high level of competence and experience in cleaning carpets and rugs. It is intended to be an essential reference and resource for those who are concerned with maintaining residential or commercial wool carpets and rugs.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.
This on-line training course is intended to provide detailed information regarding the investigation of carpet complaints. More than 40 types of complaint are described and a basic understanding of suitable test methods, some of which can be carried out directly by the carpet inspector, are also discussed. A section on competent report writing, with example reports is included as are checklists of appropriate source materials, including British and International Standards, to which the inspector might wish to refer.