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I was chatting with @Rolland the Gunslinger (who needs to do the right thing by Mikey's Boards and come post in some bloody threads); and he mentioned something really profound. He told me that he always feels a bit self conscious posting here because he understand's he's under the eyes of some very experienced people. Master Cleaners who have been at the game a lifetime,...
Pretty much just restaurants for my Scruz team and I. We dont see many gooey apartments so Flex Ice is our fave. I saw this Esteam Product in an email today, I bet that liquid gallon is super heavy at those dilution rates. We still have a #45 pounder to go though but I'd like to give it a try. Pretty sure Ray at CMS has it. Untitled.png
In this post I will be sharing a number of videos and pictures describing the various phases of design and construction in advance of equipment yet be installed. I acquired the property in November 2016. Feel free to ask questions on any aspect of this project. It's my intention to make periodic posts when relevant. The project is expected to be complete by April 1st. I start this thread...
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Like The Phoenix Rising From The Ashes The beautiful home in this case study is nestled high atop 35 acres of gently rolling hills in Mid-Missouri. During the initial inspection, the ambient air had a...
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Surviving Cold Weather cleaning! A Survival guide and procedures to making a Living and Thriving in cold weather.
[​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...
UNION CITY, CA (December 13, 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 has opened a new warehouse distribution and shipping center in Union City, CA....
MIKEY'S FEST IS COMING TO ST PETERSBURG FLORIDA! SIGN UP HERE! February 23 to 25th, 2017 $130 for the whole event, includes lunches on Fri and Sat. Friday and Saturday's classes will be held at@ StayBridge Suites -$169-Sleeps 4, includes kitchen,...
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...