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[​IMG] Saiger's Steam Clean Vans in the winter. A pretty common sight.
My Family has been located in Northern Minnesota and North Dakota all our lives. We have been...
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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...
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...
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
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...
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...
Let's get it out there, what have you been told to do about rugs that bleed color? More specifically, what have you been told that causes it and how you are to manage it when it occurs? It is obvious that some chemical manufacturers feature remedies in a bottle. I recommend that they chime in and discuss what they have to offer and why it works. Can we clear the air on any misinformation?...
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A good fifteen years ago I had a customer who opened my eyes to what most home owners really want from a visit from their regular carpet cleaning company. To remove the pork chop, plain and simple. With this particular repeat customer her main goal was to remove a very visible eye sore from her living room carpet. They had recently rearranged their furniture and by moving the sofa they...
The jug bloated big time on its way up and over from Vegas. I opened the cap to relive the pressure and shushishugarmamma! eet BURNS! 20160920_183511.jpg 20160920_183540.jpg 20160920_183544.jpg
Today we tackled a floor made with cheap travertine. "Cheap" means the tiles averaged better than 50% filler on the surface. This stuff was uneven, dull and had lippage like a pouting toddler. We offered a basic hone and polish, then sealer. It worked. However, not glassy and deep like other jobs. I used Venom Premium Sealer, but am open to suggestions for next time.
Doug Heiferman and I teach 2 rug classes together each year. This fall we have Salem NH on October 5th, 6th & 7th. Should be a great time of year to visit New England. I know I will be making a vacation out of that trip. November 16th, 17th & 18th we will be in Seattle Washington, also a great place to visit. There is a $100 discount for...