Category Archives: Cleaning and Restoration

Using a Portable as a TM? by Ed Valentine


 We all know the controversy and disagreements that always follows the subject of “Portables” (vs. gasoline TM’s) on the boards. It’s similar to bringing up the subject of Politics and/or Religion. It can start as a healthy discussion; then get really nasty. However, in reality, when the Operator only has limited funds (or credit) in the purchase of equipment, they ... Read More »

Rug Construction as it Relates to Cleaning


Rug Construction as it Relates to Cleaning When rug experts and experienced rug cleaners begin discussing rug construction that may identify as rug as a Qum, Baluch or Bokhara, the cleaner who deals with relatively few rugs may feel over-whelmed and wonder why the details of how and where a rug was made are relevant to his cleaning process. Certainly ... Read More »

Master Rug Cleaner Rug Tour of England


  Master Rug Cleaner Rug Tour of England CARPETS, CASTLES AND CATHEDRALS May 16-25, 2014   May 17-18 Windsor Castle History The original construction, a mote and bailey (an artificial hill with a fenced area at the top), was built for William the Conqueror around the year 1080. Originally part of a ring of defenses around London, Windsor Castle gradually ... Read More »

Providing Carpet Inspections Can Lead To Increased Sales


Something I’ve done for many years in my carpet cleaning business is to provide each new prospect with a Free Carpet Inspection. Why, and what exactly does a carpet inspection provide? Picture going to the doctor during cold and flu season. The doctor has a quick glance at you and within a minute he pulls out his pen and writes ... Read More »

Life After Pizza Hut


Life after Pizza Hut   Like me I am sure many of you started in the cleaning business thinking commercial business was trashed out apartments and greasy restaurants. Besides the fact that it was horribly nasty we also had to wait up to 90 days for our money and we were too tired to clean our early morning residential business ... Read More »

Wanted! Used Butler Systems


WE’LL PAY CASH AND PAY OFF FINANCE OR LEASE CONTRACTS! The Butler Corporation offers an exclusive program that provides our customers the opportunity to trade-in or cash-in their 15 year old or newer Butler System and van at any time during ownership. The trade-in/cash-in value for a used Butler System/van could be as much as 75% (or more) of the ... Read More »

Has ATP testing been misrepresented in order to sell VLM equipment?

Square peg Round hole

A certain manufacturer of low moisture cleaning equipment and chemicals has been touting on MB about how “his” method provides a more sanitized carpet in comparison to a carpet cleaned by Hot Water Extraction.. Those with any common sense knew that this testing method  was not being used correctly. As fate would have it, real multi-method carpet cleaners are not ... Read More »

MF10, The Value of Juice!


So some of you chose not to attend Mikey’sFest. Maybe you felt it was hard to break away from the daily grind to make the trip. Perhaps you couldn’t see the value of spending a couple of days in California with a bunch of carpet cleaners. Well there’s a chance you missed more than you imagined.  To begin with the ... Read More »



Most damage claims paid by cleaning companies are for pre-existing conditions or other factors beyond the cleaner’s control! Often the reason that cleaners end up paying such claims is that the cleaning technician does not take the time to thoroughly explain the condition of the furniture fabric and the limitations and risks that may be involved in cleaning it.    Even in situations where an actual damage claim does not occur, if the customer doesn’t get what they expected, ... Read More »

Butler Financing and Leasing


There are many exclusive programs, each with its own distinctive advantage, for financing the Butler System and vehicle. Our financing department will be pleased to confidentially assist you with bank financing, leasing or lease-to-own programs that are exclusive to Butler customers. We can offer programs with a 0% interest rate, no down payments and terms from 24 to 72 months. ... Read More »

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