Carpet Cleaning Stain Training Day
CARSI presents a face to face Cleaning Training Event! 27th of April 8.30am — 12.30pm! Add it to your calendar and purchase your ticket today!
We will be putting some stains down on carpet to teach stain removal and carpet cleaning.
We will also have equipment for Tile and Grout cleaning along with some other products and equipment.
Come along and upskill your business. Tickets are available for sale for $110 per person. Tickets include drinks, snacks, and training. Location in Forest Lake QLD
Podcast Series: Professional Carpet Cleaners and Restorers Podcast
The Professional Carpet Cleaners and Restorers Podcast (PCCRP) is new in the industry discussing informative information without offering advice that could be construed to be misleading, discouraging, malicious, and outside our professional knowledge and experience.
New Podcast released this Friday after the Easter break!
Broadcasted every fortnight discussing topics for small to medium size companies.
Latest Podcast is available now with a new one released every 2nd Friday.
Next Podcast available Friday 23rd of April @ 5 pm AEST
This month’s articles
Firstly, understanding the building design for climate. Designing for climate requires that homes be designed or modified to ensure that the occupants remain thermally comfortable year-round. Passive design, working with the climate, not against it.
Australian climate zones:
The eight climate zones used by building code of Australia (BCA), each climate zone has distinctly different design and construction requirements. Within each main zone are many regional sub-zones determined by geographic features including wind patterns and elevation above sea level.
NatHERS (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme) identifies 69 of these sub-zones, which the BCA addresses and which can be called up by postcode.
Inside temperature, air movement, and comfortability is attributed to design, location, and materials used during construction. Sun orientation, wind directions are some of the external factors, while, ventilation, insulation, and careful building material chooses are inside factors.
Zone 1: Hot humid summer, warm winter
- High humidity with a degree of ‘dry season’
- Moderate to high temperatures year round
- Low to moderate seasonal temperature variation
- Minimal diurnal (day–night) temperature range
Zone 2: Warm humid summer, mild winter
- High humidity with a definite ‘dry season’
- Hot to very hot summers with mild winters
- Distinct summer/winter seasons
- Moderate to low diurnal (day–night) temperature range, which can vary significantly between regions (e.g. inland to coastal)
Zone 3: Hot dry summer, warm winter
- Distinct wet and dry seasons
- Low rainfall and low to moderate humidity
- No extreme cold but can be cool in winter
- Hot to very hot summers common
- Significant day–night temperature range
Zone 4: Hot dry summer, cool winter
- Distinct seasons with low humidity all year round
- High diurnal (day–night) temperature range
- Low rainfall
- Very hot summers common with hot, dry winds
- Cool winters with cold dry winds
Zone 5: Warm temperate
- Moderate diurnal (day–night) temperature range near coast to high diurnal range inland
- Four distinct seasons: summer and winter can exceed human comfort range; spring and autumn are ideal for human comfort
- Mild winters with low humidity
- Hot to very hot summers with low to moderate humidity
- Widely variable solar access and cooling breeze directions and patterns
Zone 6: Mild temperate
- Low day–night temperature range near coast, high range inland
- Four distinct seasons: summer and winter exceed human comfort range; spring and autumn are ideal for human comfort
- Mild to cool winters with low humidity
- Hot to very hot summers, moderate humidity
Zone 7: Cool temperate
- Low humidity, high diurnal (day–night) temperature range
- Four distinct seasons: summer and winter exceed human comfort range; highly variable spring and autumn conditions (range increasing with climate change)
- Cold to very cold winters with majority of rainfall (decreasing with climate change)
- Hot dry summers (increasing with climate change)
Zone 8: Alpine
- Low humidity, high diurnal temperature range
- Four distinct seasons: winter exceeds human comfort range and will likely continue to do so under climate change
- Cold to very cold winters providing majority of rainfall; some snow
Warm to hot, dry summers; highly variable spring and autumn conditions
The controlling of air pressure is key to several importance performance aspects of the building system and therefore the drying of the building after a water loss or fire event. Air carrier’s moisture which impacts materials long-term performance (serviceability) and structural integrity (durability), behaviour in fire (smoke spread), indoor air quality (distribution of pollutants and microbial reservoirs) and thermal energy.
Understanding the significant of the complex flow and pressure distribution problems created by the interaction of the building envelope with the mechanical systems often used in the mitigation period, can lead to changes in the material structure, durability, and performance.
Exterior Building Considerations
- Building construction method
- Building materials
- Building security
- Subfloor construction
- External factors including flora.
Interior Building Considerations
- Past building incidents
- Air flow management system
- Fauna representation (microbes)
- Building materials
- Content materials
- Toxicity levels, toxins
- Configuration of internal spaces
- Hidden pockets
Professional equipment uses in application may change from season to season, area to area, and technician to technician. Limitations around equipment use and the technician’s education can determine the use of each individual piece of equipment. Standards show, it is at the judgement of the professional for when using equipment based on several characteristics but not limited to:
- Claim type,
- Availability of equipment,
- Category of loss,
- Training and education,
- Building and content materials,
- Equipment restrictions,
- Constraints and restrictions,
- Environmental factors,
- Remediation principles,
CARSI continues to develop specialised courses based around these principles. The one training model fits all is backward thinking, training requires a different approach with local evidence-based results. The principles of remediation may be universal, but the application methods will change. Australia deserves the recognition and the specific training models based off locally sourced materials and weather events.
Do you specialise in the cleaning and restoration industry?
Do you understand how weather changes your drying conditions?
Do you understand the equipment you’re working with? And more importantly, do your on-site technicians understand the equipment?
We are currently looking for expressions of interest to help build the “Specialising in your Zone” series. Please contact our office @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re a supplier, contractor, educator, or someone specialising in this field.