Category Archives: Cleaning and Restoration

The MB tour of the Sapphire Facility.


    I got to spend some time at the Sapphire plant in Prescott AZ this past week learning more about the company and it’s people. I took the opportunity to shoot this video that details how a “SS” unit is constructed from raw material to the final product.   If you have any interest at all in how a ... Read More »

Butler Maximum Multi-Surface Cleaner


Product Specials 2015: Butler Maximum Multi-Surface Cleaner A concentrated formula that will dissolve most hard to remove soils, dirt, grime, oil, soot and grease on contact. Recommended for use on walls, appliances, countertops, fiberglass, rubber, vinyl, painted metal, plastics, gas grills, gutters, etc. or anywhere there is tough, hard to remove soil. order by phone 800.535.5025 order on-line   Read More »

The Butler System Brochure and Professional Supplies Catalog


The Butler Corporation is pleased to present, in full color, their new 90-page Butler System brochure and 68-page Professional Supplies Catalog, showcasing the equipment and supplies preferred by thousands in the cleaning and restoration industry. The Butler Corporation provides friendly, convenient and  courteous service. Please call 800.535.5025 to request a free copy of the new Butler System Brochure and ... Read More »

Descale your Butler w/ Mark Saiger


  Had a number of people lately contact me on how to descale their Butler Truckmount. I have sent a few pics in the past, but today we had it on our to do list to descale, so it was just easier to have a video available to send a link in the future….. So here it is…. As I ... Read More »

Mike Draper’s Amazing Cleaning Truck


I can’t recall ever seeing a more creative use of space in a carpet cleaning truck. Mike Draper from Logan Utah has created a real work of art in the back of his back of his box van. No space goes to waste yet everything is easily accessed.     Enjoy..   Read More »

Post of the Month January 2015


A new member asked on the forum members for some advice on starting a carpet cleaning service in a small rural community. Other than watching a carpet cleaner make over $200 an hour at his parents house recently, the poster has no knowledge of the industry. His initial investigation into the wonderful world of entrepreneurship led him to believe that he will earn over $52k a year with just one job a day. ... Read More »

2015 – The Year of the Connector~ Ivan Turner


Today information flows at the speed of light through the internet, Linkend, Facebook, Google and sundry other mediums to allow for the sharing of relevant information that    just a few short years ago was not available. With these resources readily available and at our fingertips, each of us has the unique opportunity to connect with others from varying fields ... Read More »

Best Of MB-Are Ergonomic tools the answer to Carpal Tunnels Syndrome?


Larry Capitoni, a founding father on MB recently penned this ditty on the subject of repetitive motion syndrome..   There are no cures for repetitive motion labor related issues You can change the angle of a hammer handle. . But you’re still pounding nails and new areas will wear out in time regardless Be the same..only different Learn to wand ... Read More »

ARCS Educational Program

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ARCS Educational Program The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) was formed by members of the rug care community with the goal of advancing the art, business, and science of rug care. Continuing in the tradition of rug care organizations that came before, ARCS is developing a program of educational classes designed to help students acquire skills useful in in-plant ... Read More »

Professional Carpet Protector Testing Implemented on Mikeys Board


A recent conversation started by Jim Pemberton on MB got me thinking.. If cleaners could see scientific proof that  Teflon or Scotchgard type fabric protectors really work, would they sell more of it? So I contacted Interlink whom I figured had the means to do  proper laboratory testing and who also manufacture one of the more popular products on MB. ... Read More »