Soil levels, wear and fading, soil types
Upholstery cleaning methods
Low moisture, dry solvent cleaning, wet cleaning, leather cleaning
Natural or synthetic, tensile strength test, burn test
Fabric types and reaction to cleaning
Flat weave, velvets, tapestry, cotton prints
Professional survey check and test for:-
Dye bleed, wet or dry solvent cleaning, shrinkage, soiling, distortion, fillings, swealing
Chemistry of cleaning
pH scale, correct use of products
Stain removal and specail treatments
Water or solvent soluble stains, deodorisers, fabric protectors
Furniture classification chart for timing and pricing
John Reynolds from Cardiff:
Hi Phil, thanks for the very informative course again. I have learnt so much from you and Adam! I now realise that the course I attended when I first started was of no use at all! The course and content were very informative and was presented well. This is the second on-line course I have attended. I would definitely attend another course after I have put into practice what I have learnt so far. I would always prefer to take a course at a venue, but due to the distance and the Covid restrictions the Zoom courses work perfectly. I highly recommend the on-line courses provided by Prochem. Phil and Adam have a world of knowledge that they want to share. I have attended two on-line courses and I have already changed the way I work. The knowledge you will gain outweighs the cost of the course no end. Thanks Prochem for your very informative course content.
David McMahon from the Republic of Ireland said:
I found the U1 on-line course interesting and with a lot of useful content, and presented to a very high standard. Yes, I would most definitely attend another online Prochem course. As I am some distance from the Prochem Training Centre online courses probably suits me best, but hopefully I could attend a course in Chessington at some stage. I would highly recommend the U1 online course. It was so well presented by very knowledgable instructors who engaged a lot with the attendees. The content of the course contains interesting information, but more importantly all the relevant content that is required to clean upholstery, and this course will most definitely help the confidence of anyone looking to do so.
Narramor of NW Cleaning & Maintenance, North West London, said:
I would like to thank you very much for the well-organized training. I am new in this business but the material was very impressive and the instructors were truly inspiring. I am more confident to accept upholstery cleaning jobs as a result of the training. I particularly enjoyed the videos presented it was very illustrative and made the content easier to understand. You all have done a great job. I look forward to attending the C1 next week.
Simon Rose of All Round Cleaning
“I recently attended both the one day carpet course and the following days’ upholstery course and I would like to take this opportunity in thanking Prochem for your wonderful hospitality during those superb training courses. Conducted by true professionals, with time served experience in the industry, in an interesting and informative way. I would also like express my interest in attending both the hard floor course and the stain removal course, as early as possible”.
Sheila of Environmental Yacht Services Antibes, France
“I must thank you for your very pleasurable day doing the upholstery course. The course was very well presented by both Phil and Adam and I enjoyed the day very much. I look forward to being able to use the information to enhance my business. Thank you and I look forward to re-visiting the UK to attend the stain removal course soon. PS – I loved the lunch !”
Course Booking Information
All courses must be paid for at the time of booking. A charge of twenty pounds will be applied to cancellations made less than five working days prior to the date of the course, to cover the cost of incurred administration charges. All training courses include coffee, lunch, tea, reference manual and training certificate. The numbers on each course are restricted and we regret that an administration charge will be made for non-attendance or late cancellations. Lunch will be provided on all courses, with a vegetarian option and some special dietary requirements (please ask at time of booking). Please ensure you inform us if you have any food allergies. Reservations will be confirmed by letter and will include course timetable and travel directions. For up-to-date details of course timetables and scheduled dates contact our Training Department on 020 8974 1515. All prices are per person and exclusive of VAT.