The Approved Carpet Cleaners Association
TACCA is a new and exciting trade association for UK carpet cleaners that was formed in March 2011 by a group of extremely passionate carpet cleaners, dedicated to raising the public profile of the profession. The founding members from right across the UK began with extensive online discussions about how to change the public opinions about carpet cleaning.
We wanted to find a means of educating the public about the pitfalls of certain carpet cleaning methods and also demonstrate the value for money they get when choosing carpet cleaners who know what they are doing. Together we put out a request to find like-minded carpet cleaners who could join together to make a difference and take on the inferior carpet cleaning alternatives out there. Within 2 weeks of launching our website – TACCA has already got 120 listed members and 200 more have registered interest.
How can I join TACCA?
Are you passionate about what you do? Are you actively looking to improve training & specialist skills? Would you consider purchasing new equipment in order to improve the quality of your service? Is your main priority happy customers? If so, then we really want you to join us and help expand the influence of our association.
To join you must have the following:
- Hot water extraction machine with minimum 135psi and twin vacs
- At least 1 rotary machine
- Some form of mechanical agitation
- Full insurance
- At least 2 forms of recognised training.
- Before you can apply you must register here with your REAL NAME and business email
- Wait for your random password to be emailed to you
- Follow the instructions in your confirmation email to log in to the website with your user name and password
- Click the link to Apply for membership and click the green button “apply for membership”
- Fill in all your business application
– you will be asked to provide your insurance company and policy number, details of training & certificates acquired and the equipment you have – please be as thorough as possible to speed up the review of your application.
What are the benefits of joining TACCA?
Once you have been approved, you will receive a business profile page which will be listed on the map.
Your business profile page gives you:
- A link to your website
- Space for a comprehensive description of your business
- An optional business youtube video
- Business photos & logo
- Customer comments/reviews
- Your contact details for prospective customers
Other membership benefits
- Access to our secure members-only forums
- Receive jobs from local members who will gladly refer you if they are too far away or too busy
- Facilities to submit press releases, informative articles and news on the website
- Get tips from other members on difficult or tricky stains/jobs etc
In general, we are a community of like-minded carpet cleaners who can work together to really make a difference.
How much does it cost?
At the moment TACCA registration is free, also applying for membership is free because we want to build an active community and some momentum in the right direction, before we discuss the best strategy for investment in the growth of TACCA . Once we have sufficient numbers of active members we will be asking all our members for feedback on costings. By joining TACCA at the moment, you are not entering into any agreement to pay anything, when the time comes and we agree a membership figure you can decide whether it is for you or not.
Future plans for TACCA
Work in progress includes:
- Supplier discounts
- Training days (featuring various training providers TBC)
- Competitions for customers to promote the use of TACCA members
- We have a major online marketing campaign about to launch
Other plans include:
- Real-time help and advice for customers – live chat
- Meetings, up and down the country to generate ideas for ways to promote TACCA
We are also planning a national 8 week TV ad campaign that will make potential customers think twice about doing it themselves or choosing an unqualified cleaner, this will pull in lots of work for our members and along with marketing for the website and referrals from our members to other members – TACCA will offer excellent value for your membership money when the time arrives.
Join us now, and lets put the professional back into carpet cleaning!