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.
Level 1 — FREE
Level 2 — $99
Level 3 — $275
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.
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 https://open.spotify.com/show/4FVBn8Cfyx2jOx0m4MksuG 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 training.gov.au 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:
- 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.
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”. https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/introduction-indoor-air-quality
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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