RRT: Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician


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.)


Barry D.  Costa: Carpet Repair & Reinstallation,  Water Damage Restoration.
Barry Costa lives in Kingman, Arizona with his wife Carol. Barry holds a BS degree in education from Springfield College and was a public school teacher for 10 years and received the “Excellence in Education” Award by the State of NH and Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Barry began his career in the carpet installation, cleaning, restoration industry in the mid 1960’s with his fathers business and continued as the owner of Carpet & Cleaning Craftsman, Inc. in Peterborough, NH until December 1999. In the carpet installation industry, Barry’s certifications include: C.F.I. certified Master Carpet Installer (only the second to score 100% on the master’s examination.) Barry is also an F.I.T.C. certified carpet installation instructor. Barry was involved on the committee re-writing CRI 104 and 105 (Carpet Installation Standards for commercial and residential) and acted as the Vice-chair of the ANSI/IICRC S600 Carpet Installation Standards Committee. Barry’s certifications within the cleaning and restoration industries include: IICRC certified Master Cleaner; Master Restorer; Senior Carpet Inspector. Barry was also an approved OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer. An IICRC approved instructor in the areas of Carpet Repair and Reinstallation; Water Damage Restoration, Barry has instructed across the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Australia. The recipient of the “John Mauciere Excellence in Education”, “George Cervenka Volunteerism Award”, “2003 CleanFax Person of the Year”, “The Ralph Bloss Humanitarian Award”, as well as other honors bestowed in this industry including “Instructor of the Year”, twice voted by his peers in the IICRC. Barry is a contributing author to the national water damage standard’s S500-94 and S500 2nd edition and the newly revised ANSI/IICRC S500 3rd edition as well as S100, S300, S520 and the newly approved ANSI/IICRC approved S520 2nd edition. Barry was also the vice chair of the new S600 Carpet Installation Standard. Barry has been a key speaker at many restorative symposiums, conventions, and special events, and has written many articles in I.C.S. and CleanFax magazines.

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