Category Archives: Cleaning and Restoration

The April 2015 issue of The Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection is now available online.

To access the digital edition click here:​ It features the following peer-reviewed technical articles:   2015 ANSI/IICRC S100 Standard & Reference Guide for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings​, by Doug Bradford and Richard “Bo” Bodo ​​The authors review key changes in the newly updated ANSI/IICRC S100. Factors Determining Carpet Cleaning Frequency, by Michael A. Berry, Ph.D.​ ​The author explains the reasoning behind cleaning frequency guidelines. Evaluat​ion of Hand-held Force Gauges vs. Laboratory Tensile Tester, by ... Read More »

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 »