The Carpet Inspector Course focuses on preparing carpet inspectors for IICRC certification, it also serves as an introductory floor covering inspection course explaining basic investigation procedures that apply to all floor coverings. Some basic knowledge of fibers, yarn construction, carpet construction and installation is assumed and the emphasis is on field testing, lab testing, inspection techniques, advanced construction, installation and maintenance issues as well as report writing, warranty interpretation, color issues, photography and sample collection.
The following is a list of what materials you will receive at the Senior Carpet Inspector course. The primary course manuals, with the exception of the IICRC Field Reference Guide, are personally authored by John Carter and reflect his exhaustive experience as a practicing carpet inspector.
- Carpet Inspector handbook
- Report Writing Manual
- IICRC Field Reference Guide
- IICRC Electronic Report Form
- The Professional Inspector Preview
- Carpet Cleaning Preview
- Field Test Procedures and Tools Preview
- Carpet Complaints & Related Causes Preview
- Carpet Cushion Preview
- Carpet Fibers Const. & Treatments Preview
- Installation, Substrates, Standards Preview
- Corrective Services Preview
- Warranties Preview
- In-Depth Report Writing Photography Preview
- Expert Witness Preview
- Practical Exercises Preview
I have been involved in the cleaning and restoration industry since 1977. I am a Northwest native and after high school had the pleasure of serving four years in the U.S. Army as a “Green Beret” in the 5th Special Forces unit at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Upon exiting the Army, I attended Portland State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing. While attending college, I started a small janitorial service with a budget of less than $400.00, which quickly transformed itself into a professional carpet cleaning company. I developed the specialty skill of carpet color correction early in my carpet cleaning career, and also became certified as a “Senior Carpet Inspector” Our professional carpet cleaning company eventually grew into a three-truck operation that catered to repeat and referral customers exclusively. In 1993, I handed over the operation of the carpet cleaning operation to my nephew Darin, who still runs the company to this day. I was then free in October of 1993 to begin a new business venture in the wholesale distribution trade. Since 1993, Cleaning and Restoration Supply was acquired by Aramsco in October of 2019. I am now teaching IICRC classes full time for various distributors.