March Newsletter

Newsletter for the Cleaning and Restoration Industry

Mould Remediation Courses — COMING SOON!



Mould Reme­di­a­tion cours­es! Learn how to reme­di­ate mould prob­lems suc­cess­ful­ly.

Lev­el 1 — Mould Reme­di­a­tion

This course will teach you the equip­ment, tools, mate­ri­als, what mould is, how it grows, and more. It will allow you to com­plete small area mould reme­di­a­tion such as mould in a bath­room or around win­dows.

Lev­el 2 — Mould Reme­di­a­tion

This course will expand your knowl­edge on the pre­vi­ous course includ­ing inspec­tion and test­ing. It will allow you to com­plete medi­um size mould reme­di­a­tion such as where one room has been affect­ed.

Lev­el 3 — Mould Reme­di­a­tion

This course will fur­ther expand your knowl­edge on lev­el 1 and 2 includ­ing invoic­ing and doc­u­men­ta­tion to have in your busi­ness. It will allow you to com­plete large mould reme­di­a­tion such as where an entire prop­er­ty has been affect­ed.

Pre-Order TODAY!

Lev­el 1 — FREE

Lev­el 2 — $99

Lev­el 3 — $275

Podcast Series: Professional Carpet Cleaners and Restorers Podcast

Professional Carpet Cleaning 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.

This week we catch up with the Coun­cil Chair Per­son of RIA about the launch of their new web­site, what’s hap­pen­ing in the indus­try, and cur­rent events includ­ing the Aus­tralasian Restora­tion Con­fer­ence and Trade Show.

Indus­try Advi­sor: Owen Boak

Busi­ness: Coun­cil Chair Per­son for RIA Aus­trala­sia



Find us on Spo­ti­fy — copy show link Lat­est Pod­cast will be avail­able this Fri­day 12th March @ 5 pm AEST (Qld) 6pm (NSW, VIC)

Tags: #Pro­fes­sion­al­clean­ers  #busi­nes­sown­ers  #Pro­fes­sion­al­car­pet­clean­er­san­drestor­erspod­cast  #edu­ca­tion  #pod­cast  #RIA  #Restora­tionIn­dus­tryAs­so­ci­a­tion  #RIAAus­trala­sia  #Restora­tionIn­dus­tryPro­fes­sion­als  #AustralasianRestorationConferenceTradeShow2021

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 26th of March @ 5 pm AEST


This month’s articles

Released this month

  • Mould Reme­di­a­tion Cours­es 1, 2, and 3!
  • Resources and train­ing infor­ma­tion relat­ed to mould reme­di­a­tion

Indoor Hygiene Clean­ing

CARSI has had an excit­ing month with the devel­op­ment of a new learn­ing struc­ture to be rolled out next month.  Com­bin­ing lay­out with IICRC stan­dards will be able to bring in line both dis­ci­plines in edu­ca­tion to devel­op the ground­work to intro­duce clean­ing, spe­cial­ty clean­ing, res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial clean­ing, and bio foren­sic clean­ing. Fur­ther to clean­ing, claim scop­ing and build­ing, doc­u­men­ta­tion, project man­ag­ing, admin­is­tra­tive con­trols, and test­ing method­olo­gies.

CARSI will be intro­duc­ing 3 lev­el cours­es to help assist with spe­cialised areas of clean­ing to appro­pri­ate­ly under­stand the clean­ing risks. 

Each of the lev­els has cer­tifi­cates for learn­ing.

How it works:

Lev­el 1: Intro­duc­tion lev­el

Lev­el 2: Inter­me­di­ate lev­el

Lev­el 3: Advanced lev­el

Lev­el 1 is free to mem­bers lev­el intro­duc­ing the impor­tance, cor­rect ter­mi­nol­o­gy, and a sum­ma­ry of the top­ic. Intro­duc­ing the com­mon areas, mate­ri­als, and how to iden­ti­fy the source will allow this lev­el of edu­ca­tion to com­pe­tent­ly use cor­rect ver­biage and clean­ing tech­niques by advanced knowl­edge.


Lev­el 2 is a paid course through the mem­ber­ship plat­form.  This lev­el will demon­strate the fol­low­ing units; Prepa­ra­tion, Tasks, Reme­di­a­tion, Addi­tion­al works, and Final­is­ing work.  This lev­el will demon­strate the abil­i­ty to cor­rect­ly address and per­form tasks out­side the “Gen­er­al” task.  A more advanced look at spe­cif­ic spe­cial­ty areas great for new staff, or if you are think­ing of adding addi­tion­al ser­vices to your organ­i­sa­tion.


Lev­el 3 is the advanced mod­ule of a sub­ject.  Best for project man­age­ment, admin­is­tra­tive man­age­ment, busi­ness own­ers to devel­op advanced skills to demon­strate high­er learn­ing.  These mod­ules will show your abil­i­ty to dis­cuss and demon­strate envi­ron­men­tal fac­tors which may con­tribute to fur­ther works or indoor envi­ron­men­tal hygiene.  Under­stand­ing test­ing meth­ods and third-par­ty doc­u­ments to bet­ter pre­pare and scope.


The move­ment of clean­ing over the past 10 years has been to estab­lish bet­ter indoor envi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions.  The advances in chem­i­cal chem­istry have rapid­ly increased with the intro­duc­tion of micro and macro clean­ing.  Micro clean­ers whose pri­or­i­ty in clean­ing are in the details.  The sur­faces are not as impor­tant as what is behind the cup­board or in the draw as opposed to a macro clean­er whose pri­or­i­ty in clean­ing is every­thing in the line of sight.

What is it we do, “Indoor Envi­ron­men­tal Clean­ing” or “Clean­ing”? The bet­ter clean­ers are becom­ing micro clean­ers, we con­sid­er the non-vis­i­ble areas more due to under­stand­ing the bulk of the con­t­a­m­i­na­tion is hid­den.  We move, shift, and relo­cate items to bet­ter remove dust, debris, and oth­er for­eign mate­ri­als increas­ing indoor envi­ron­men­tal health ben­e­fits.

Build­ing edu­ca­tion to ben­e­fit the clean­ing and restora­tion indus­try to bet­ter estab­lish the impor­tance of a Pro­fes­sion­al Trade. Becom­ing gov­ern­ment ready and estab­lish­ing many pre-req­ui­site train­ing mod­ules to both estab­lish the mar­ket, strength­en indoor hygiene clean­ing busi­ness­es by legit­imis­ing the indus­try.

Com­posit­ing tech­niques to estab­lish the impor­tance of the indus­try requires a full­time team with expe­ri­ence in the indus­try.  The growth and sus­tain­abil­i­ty of the indus­try will be sole­ly on the par­tic­i­pa­tion of the indus­try mem­bers.  CARSI has the expe­ri­ence, the con­tacts, and the dri­ve to per­form, we need the clean­ing and restora­tion com­mu­ni­ty to under­stand we are doing this togeth­er. 

The ben­e­fits of becom­ing a mem­ber:

  • Learn­ing mate­r­i­al.
  • Busi­ness mate­r­i­al.
  • Growth and devel­op­ment.
  • Library of clean­ing and restora­tion infor­ma­tion and doc­u­men­ta­tion.
  • Cours­es devel­oped for you.
  • Mar­ket­ing tips and strate­gies.
  • Automa­tion sys­tems.
  • Expert help.
  • Affil­i­at­ed mem­bers.
  • CARSI Com­mu­ni­ty.
  • And much more.

Free to the Indoor Hygiene Clean­ing Indus­try:

  • Newslet­ters
  • Pod­cast
  • Free CARSI library
  • Intro­duc­to­ry cours­es

Become a CARSI mem­ber today.

Macro Cleaning vs Micro Cleaning

It is quite sim­ple. A macro clean­er is some­one whose first pri­or­i­ty in clean­ing is all sur­faces are clean.  Every­thing you can see is picked up and out of eye­sight.  A micro clean­er is some­one whose first pri­or­i­ty in clean­ing is in the details. 

“Accord­ing to the EPA (Unit­ed States Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency), indoor air pol­lu­tants have health effects which may show up short­ly after a sin­gle expo­sure or repeat­ed expo­sure to a pol­lu­tant.  These may include irri­ta­tion of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizzi­ness, and fatigue.  Such imme­di­ate effects are usu­al­ly short-term and treat­able.  Some­times the treat­ment is sim­ply elim­i­nat­ing the person’s expo­sure to the source of the pol­lu­tion if it can be iden­ti­fied. Soon after expo­sure to some indoor air pol­lu­tants, symp­toms of some dis­eases such as asth­ma may show up, be aggra­vat­ed, or wors­ened.

The like­li­hood of imme­di­ate reac­tions to indoor air pol­lu­tants depends on sev­er­al fac­tors includ­ing age and pre-exist­ing med­ical con­di­tions. In some cas­es, whether a per­son reacts to a pol­lu­tant depends on indi­vid­ual sen­si­tiv­i­ty, which varies tremen­dous­ly from per­son to per­son. Some peo­ple can become sen­si­tised to bio­log­i­cal or chem­i­cal pol­lu­tants after repeat­ed or high-lev­el expo­sures.

Cer­tain imme­di­ate effects are sim­i­lar to those from colds or oth­er viral dis­eases, so it is often dif­fi­cult to deter­mine if the symp­toms are a result of expo­sure to indoor air pol­lu­tion. For this rea­son, it is impor­tant to pay atten­tion to the time and place symp­toms occur. If the symp­toms fade or go away when a per­son is away from the area, for exam­ple, an effort should be made to iden­ti­fy indoor air sources that may be pos­si­ble caus­es. Some effects may be made worse by an inad­e­quate sup­ply of out­door air com­ing indoors or from the heat­ing, cool­ing, or humid­i­ty con­di­tions preva­lent indoors.

Long-Term Effects

Oth­er health effects may show up either years after expo­sure has occurred or only after long or repeat­ed peri­ods of expo­sure. These effects, which include some res­pi­ra­to­ry dis­eases, heart dis­ease and can­cer, can be severe­ly debil­i­tat­ing or fatal. It is pru­dent to try to improve the indoor air qual­i­ty in your home even if symp­toms are not notice­able.

While pol­lu­tants com­mon­ly found in indoor air can cause many harm­ful effects, there is con­sid­er­able uncer­tain­ty about what con­cen­tra­tions or peri­ods of expo­sure are nec­es­sary to pro­duce spe­cif­ic health prob­lems. Peo­ple also react very dif­fer­ent­ly to expo­sure to indoor air pol­lu­tants. Fur­ther research is need­ed to bet­ter under­stand which health effects occur after expo­sure to the aver­age pol­lu­tant con­cen­tra­tions found in homes and which occurs from the high­er con­cen­tra­tions that occur for short peri­ods of time”.

Pro­fes­sion­al clean­ers will at times need to under­stand a high­er lev­el of aware­ness to cor­rect­ly estab­lish clean­ing pro­to­cols deter­min­ing meth­ods and chem­istry. As con­sumers become more aware of the affects the indoor envi­ron­ments play on their health, the impor­tance of edu­ca­tion for Indoor Hygiene Clean­ers plays a role. 

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