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Now that most everyone has had their sauce for some time now what are the results. I have not seen much on this board about how the new sauce is working.
The real deal is going away when it comes to hard surface flooring. I cleaned for the owner of our nicest flooring shop in town the other day. He asked me to stop by and check out his shop. it was a bit of an unsettling experience seeing all the non absorbance choices. An amazing assortment of LVP caught my eye.. https://shawfloors.com/flooring/vinyl/_/_/_/_/_/tile-and-plank The new...
I have arranged for those of us going to the Experience Show/Mikey's Fest in Florida to spend an extra day and clean not one but three! Ronald McDonald Houses in the St Petersburg area. Combined we will will be cleaning over 10,000 feet of carpet, tile and vinyl flooring. All three buildings are within walking distance of each other so we'll set up a...
Sadly, both the magazine and the website are ending this month. Its the virtual age my friends.. Any memories to share?
In Santa Cruz we may go through one or two quarts of a one part 'red dye" remover a year. Dye stains are so rare that "Sorry Mam, it's permanent" works fine. Now over here in NV, although the bulk of my work is for retired folks who don't drink KoolAid or eat Otter Pops, I'm attracting a certain element from my Facebook campaigns and if this military Housing contract goes through, I'm...
But just had that "call" with a client that now feels our prices are too high. He calculated our hourly average for the scope of work and determined it's more than a doctor or lawyer. His invoice is almost two months old. Lots of calls and text back and forth trying to collect. Offered credit card, payment options etc. Never once did he say he had an issue with the price in all these...
Lets get to know "the next Studebaker" a bit better.. (feel free to not answer any touchy subjects)
  • You got into carpet cleaning when and why?
  • What other hobbies or education help juice your creative designs?
  • Was your lint filter born out of necessity or just too much time on your hands?
  • Is the filter still selling well and are you done tweaking it?
  • Was your first wand...
I'm in Turkey with Robert Mann and Randy Hyde on the Master rug cleaner tour. Istanbul is very westernized and more like traveling to Paris or Rome then a middle eastern city. 20161027_155413.jpg 20161027_155413.jpg 20161027_092550_001.jpg 20161027_094324.jpg 20161027_100757.jpg
ROSELLE, IL (October 5, 2016) Jon-Don, a leading national distributor of supplies, equipment, and training to professional contractors and in-house service providers in the disaster restoration, carpet and flooring maintenance, janitorial, and concrete surface prep and polishing segments, has announced that it will now carry Saiger’s Sauce carpet cleaning products from Saiger’s Steam...
I shared some history of the ways our use of cleaning products changed over the last 30 years, and how outside forces influenced those decisions. Where are we today is in many ways, a full circle. Once again, after all the changes of the last few decades, we are using preconditioning agents with pH ranges from 11-12, a few slightly higher. The advent of olefin carpet began the move back to...
I'm about ready to stock up on a fresh supply of fabric protectors. I want to try the stuff that you don't need to add water to. Who has the best that you spray 100% so it'll dry faster?
For twenty years the cleaning industry evolved and mostly benefited from the changes wrought by the "stain resist revolution" in 1986. By 2006 most of the issues that brought that revolution were not often thought of, except by "old timers" who remembered the "early days" (I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I was an "old timer" already 10 years ago...) Then came the "CRI...
One, have you used it long enough to know when it needs boosting? and two, do you have enough faith to boost it when the soil level is borderline and three, are you just a fat lazy American who puts salt and pepper on everything prior to tasting your meal? Which pre spray have you used enough of (lots of new product out right now so dont tell me how great your 4 jobs with Sutley Sauce is...
I appreciate all of the comments under the "Cleaning Products You Use, Part 1" Thread. It seems that most all of us were prespraying carpet with pH 11 or 12 products, hosing down stinky carpets with cationic based quats, and were blissfully unaware of what would happen next. At the risk writing yet another epic, suffice to say that the introduction of stain resistant carpet, especially the...
I've been thinking about this for a while, and if I put this all together in one post, it will be a novel, not a post, and will likely pique the ire of one of my friends from Alabama. So, to start with, I'd like some feedback from our friends who have been cleaning carpet for over 30 years. There is a specific reason I am saying "over 30", based on something that happened in 1986. With that...
A good friend that has techs working for him ran into a problem. I have not personally seen it, but received his description. It is an area next to an intake vent. Urine from pets. Technician misdiagnosed carpet and did not realize it was wool.
  • Used Matrix urine treatment that has peroxide and is 10 ph.
  • Rinsed (one earth).
  • Carpet got brown/yellowish (not a jute backing! so...
MOR 14479631_1137454849670129_4014864650963076132_n.jpg MOR 14495422_1137454863003461_5907608977281202366_n.jpg Legacy of the Moore Standard: Simple to operate - Built to last - Mechanically Sound This machine will be demonstrated at Rug Summit 10 at Hagopian's this week
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