I just had the privilege of speaking to a group of CFI members up in the Inland Empire. (That is the Carpet & Fabricare Institute, which is a professional trade association that covers cleaning and restoration professionals throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona.)
The topic was… I know you’re shocked… RUGS!
After several hours of non-stop teaching on my end, I promised the group I’d make a post to link to a number of posts here that covers some of the topics we talked about more in depth. So here’s the list!
CLICK HERE => Rug Shop Set-ups
CLICK HERE => Rugs and Pets
CLICK HERE => Rugs That Bleed
CLICK HERE => Rugs and Plants
CLICK HERE => Tea Wash Rugs
CLICK HERE => Why Some Rugs Buckle
CLICK HERE => Why Rugs Aren’t Cleaned In The Home
CLICK HERE => Rugs and Floods
CLICK HERE => Silk Rugs
CLICK HERE => Fake Silk (Viscose) Rugs
I’ve been a member of CFI for several decades, and I’ve met some of my closest industry friends – and best mentors – through this group. I served on their board for 11 years, a few of those as president, which was a highlight for me… even with all the “battles” we had in those good ol’ days – LOL!
It has been exciting to see the energy, creativity, and passion behind those on the board right now… and I’m looking forward to seeing what they have in store for the group and all of us members.
Thank you CFI – and thanks to Jason and Terrance for inviting me to come meet their members. I enjoyed it!
P.S. If you are a professional cleaner and do not have a trade association that you belong to, it’s worth taking a look at CFI. Their number is 1-800-CARPET-9 if you want to call to see about upcoming meetings and educational courses.