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Class Schedule

Education and Training at Barker-Hammer

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February 6, 7 & 8, 2019

Instructor: Rick Ruch
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Pre-Registration $425
If paid by 10/18/19
Registration – $465
Receive 2 IICRC Continuing Education Credit
Test fee $65. Paid at the time of testing to the IICRC.
Prerequisite for IICRC Applied Microbial Remediation.

IICRC Water Restoration (WRT)

The Water Damage Restoration Technician course is designed to teach restoration personnel that perform remediation work to give them a better concept of water damage, it’s effects and techniques for drying of structures. This course will give residential and commercial maintenance personnel the background to understand the procedures necessary to deal with water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination such as mold. (3 day course; 19 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks)

Call 952-926-7117 to Register or e-mail kristad@barker-hammer.com

February 21 & 22, 2019

Instructor: John Carter
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Pre-Registration – $349
If paid by 1/25/19
Registration – $399
Receive 2 IICRC Continuing Education Credit
Test fee $65 paid at the time of testing to the IICRC.

IICRC Carpet Repair & Reinstallation (RRT)

The Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician course teaches techniques and safety issues related to carpet repair and re-installation, carpet construction, inspection process prior to cleaning, tools of the trade, floor preparation, adhesives, carpet cushion installation, tackless strip and moldings, seaming, and proper stretching. This class also teaches various repairs that the carpet cleaner/restorer may come up against while dealing with an installed textile. This knowledge will enable the technician to recognize and avoid installation problems that may arise while performing carpet cleaning as well as how to correct many issues encountered. (2 day course; 16 hours, not including lunch and breaks, exam time is included.)

Call 952-926-7117 to Register or e-mail kristad@barker-hammer.com

March 6, 7 & 8, 2019

Call 952-926-7117 or e-mail to register for classes.

March 6, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Interlink Supply | Steve Johnson & Tom Forsythe
The Dirty Science & Chemistry of Cleaning
What does oxidizing, solvents and reducers have to do with it? Everything. Know what you’re using and why. Why does carpet brown? What’s the deal with wool? Why does that spot keep coming back? Do I really need to use a rinsing agent? Enzymes vs. Bacteria, Liquid vs. Powders and Water quality and rinses. . . What are they and why should I know the differences?
Learn the facts to bust the myths of cleaning and make you more profitable and understanding your challenges. If you have asked any of these questions you should be in attendance for this seminar. Join us and Steve Johnson will answer these questions and the questions you bring to the discussion.

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Lunch

March 6, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Money, Marketing and Motivation

How do I get my company in front of people, up-sell without sounding like a salesman and avoid carpet cleaner burnout for my technicians or myself?  Learn to develop an exit strategy and build a sell-able business?

Believe it or not, it’s all tied together.  If any of these questions hit home, you are not alone.  These are common concerns in a service business and this seminar will give you some ideas and strategies you can implement to either avoid these scenarios or get out of them if you are already in them.

Steve will discuss the common pitfalls both new and old companies have when running a business. Whether you are just starting out, or have plateaued after years of hard work, this presentation will help you put the fire back into your business.

March 7, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Al Foty
Preventive Maintenance Printable Preventive Maintenance Flyer
Join us to learn the basic procedures to prevent your truck-mount from having costly break downs before they happen. You will learn the when-to and what-to-do for general preventative maintenance (descaling, floats, diaphragm, gauges, hoses, oils and more). Learn the different maintenance procedures to follow for winter vs. summer maintenance. How to prevent blower cease up and what to-do if it happens, don’t worry, it is fixable. Bring your questions to the class we will have a Q & A on maintenance and warranty. Regular maintenance not done, will void your warranty. If you have any other suggestion you would like to see us cover during this seminar e-mail service@barker-hammer.com

March 7, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
HyadraMaster | Steve Poulos

Commercial Cleaning
Preparing the professional cleaning contractor to expand into high-end commercial cleaning. Learn to reduce labor, understanding moisture and your environment, extend cleaning cycles and improve your operations. Learn the principles of effective cleaning and the most efficient methods for achieving high production cleaning with superior results.

March 8, 2019

9:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Legend Brands | B.J Dubas
Rapid Restoration Results
A water intrusion can range from a small amount of clean water to a tsunami-sized flood of contaminated water. This course covers all the basics: safety considerations, required personal protection equipment (PPE), first steps to reduce and mitigate the loss, proper chemistry, first response tools of the trade and additional resources for disaster restoration.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Benefect | Bill Coy
Antimicrobials
Botanical antimicrobials and cleaners are the next-generation of chemistry. Discuss and clarify the often-confusing world of antimicrobial (regulations, labels, health & safety) and how to choose the appropriate product for each job. Bring your Q & A to the discussion.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Minnesota Occupational Health | Bob Weeks
Occupational Health
Bob with MN Occupational Health will be here to teach you everything you need to know to be current with respiratory clearance, fits test, blood borne pathogens and more pertaining to the restoration industry. When you leave this class, you will know what-to-do and where-to-go and who-to talk to for your individual and company occupational health.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Minnesota Occupational Health | Bob Weeks

Efficiency in Equipment
Atrix Vacuum, G-Unit Power Center and Multi-Sprayer.

Extravaganza

Join us for 3-days of FREE (CEC’s) seminars and sales.

For more details Click here for more event details.

Call 952-926-7117 to Register or e-mail kristad@barker-hammer.com

March 27, 28 & 29, 2019

You choose the training to fit your Xactimate needs. Fundamentals, Proficiency and Proficiency II.
Attend all 3 for $600 and Save ($75).

XACTIMATE 28 – FUNDAMENTALS
Pre-Registration – $225
Registration – $275/after 2/16/19
March 27, 2019

The Xactimate 28 Basic training course is designed for new Xactimate users. If you’re new to the restoration industry, you need this class! This is the ‘beginner’ class. Most attending this class are ‘brand new’ at this program. They are either barely using it or have just recently gotten the program. Xactimate is the estimating & billing program for this industry. If you’re not using this program then you need to be using a ‘service’ that does because otherwise you’ll be leaving thousands of dollars behind. Students in this course will be introduced to the techniques and best practices needed to create small- to medium-loss estimates using a variety of Xactimate 28 tools. Students will be taught the most efficient ways to set up, sketch, scope, and deliver professional estimates. All this is done while preparing students for Level 1 certification exams.

XACTIMATE 28 – PROFICIENCY I
Pre-Registration – $225
Registration – $275/after 2/16/19
March 28, 2019

Xactimate 28 Intermediate training course is for those at the proficiency level. You should be versed in the fundamental concepts in Xactimate before pursuing these intermediate concepts. Furthermore, you will be introduced to several time-saving tools in Xactimate that can help you write an estimate effectively, accurately, and quickly. Empowering yourself with knowledge and more advanced skills from the proficiency level helps enhance your estimating expertise. All of this is done while preparing students for the Level 2 certification exams. Passing the Xactimate certification exam validates that you have the knowledge to accurately and efficiently create an estimate in Xactimate at a proficiency level.

XACTIMATE 28 – PROFICIENCY II
Pre-Registration – $225/pay by 2/16/19
Registration – $275/after 2/16/19
March 29, 2019

The Xactimate 28 Advanced Training Course is designed for intermediate to advanced Xactimate users. Each class is designed to meet the business needs and learning objectives of the students. Students in this course should build on their knowledge of Sketch by learning to create more complex diagrams (large interiors and exteriors, roofs, and more) as well as estimating within Sketch. Students will be taught advanced variables, keyboard shortcuts and other techniques to improve their skills. The course also focuses on a variety of estimating methods to increase overall efficiency. All this is done while preparing students for the Level 3 Certification Exam.

Call 952-926-7117 to Register or e-mail kristad@barker-hammer.com

March 21 & 22, 2019

Instructor: Melody David
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Pre-Registration – $349
If paid by 3/2/18
Registration – $399
Receive 2 IICRC Continuing Education Credit
Test fee $65 paid at the time of testing to the IICRC.

IICRC Color Repair Technician

(Prerequisites: IICRC Certification in CCT or CCMT) The Color Repair Technician course addresses the history of color, color theory, natural and synthetic dyes, dye methods, types of dyes, types of fibers, carpet styles and dye procedures. Other topics covered include color related cleaning issues such as fading, color loss due to contamination or bleaching, and the use of cleaning agents that may affect or remove color from carpet. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

Call 952-926-7117 to Register or e-mail kristad@barker-hammer.com

April 8 & 9, 2019

Instructor: Doug Heiferman
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Pre-Registration – $315
If paid by 3/27/19
Registration – $365
Receive 2 IICRC Continuing Education Credit
Test fee $65 paid at the time of testing to the IICRC.

IICRC Carpet Cleaning (CCT)

The IICRC-approved Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) course is designed to teach the art and science of carpet cleaning to professional service providers, as well as others in related industries.  Emphasis is placed on practical application, identifying fiber, yarn and carpet constructions, style types and finishes, soiling conditions, cleaning science and methodology, and other issues and concerns faced by individuals who maintain and clean installed broadloom carpet.  When coupled with additional on-the-job training and field experience, students should be adequately prepared to perform carpet cleaning techniques and procedures. They also should be adequately prepared to accomplish further training in other IICRC-approved courses, which require CCT as a prerequisite.  The course is designed to cover pre-inspection, fabric identification, basic cleaning chemicals and equipment, and proper cleaning techniques and procedures with a residential and light commercial emphasis.  (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks)

Call 952-926-7117 to Register or e-mail kristad@barker-hammer.com

April 10, 2019

Instructor: Doug Heiferman
Registration – $FREE
Join Doug Heiferman in a hands on cleaning training seminar.

The lucrative world of odor control. Successful urine decontamination, odor and stain removal, fungi and mold odors , environmental tobacco smoke and odors from cannabis.

This class will immediately teach how to make more money solving odor problems for your clients.

Receive 1 IICRC Continuing Education Credit

Call 952-926-7117 to Register or e-mail kristad@barker-hammer.com

April 11 & 12, 2019

Instructor: Doug Heiferman
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Pre-Registration $315
If paid by 3/27/19
Registration – $365
Receive 2 IICRC Continuing Education Credit
Test fee $65. Paid at the time of testing to the IICRC.

The Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician course covers upholstery fiber categories, fiber identification and testing, manufacturing of the fiber and fabric, chemistry of cleaning, upholstery cleaning methods, protections, spotting and potential problems. A student will have a specific knowledge about fabric and fiber content, as well as furniture construction. This enables students to identify limitations and potential cleaning related problems, on a given piece of upholstery. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

Call 952-926-7117 to Register or e-mail kristad@barker-hammer.com

Are you interested learning about leather cleaning?
Call 952-926-7117 to Register or e-mail kristad@barker-hammer.com

Dates to be announced . . .

IICRC Leather Cleaning Technician course addresses leather identification and cleaning techniques for professional on-location cleaners, restoration and inspection service providers, as well as other related industries. Emphasis shall be placed on theory, practical application, proper identification of leather types, soiling conditions and proper professional solutions to the cleaning challenges faced by the individuals performing the work in the field. (2 day course*; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

Leather Repair
Learn hands-on to repair leather and vinyl. The 1 day repair seminar will cover scuffs, scratches, cuts, tears.

Unprotected  Leather Restoration
Seminar description coming soon . . .

Protected Leather Restoration
Seminar description coming soon . . .

Call 952-926-7117 to Register or e-mail kristad@barker-hammer.com