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Carpet Scrubbers 101

Carpet Scrubbers 101

  How To Choose The Right Scrubber For Carpet Care, And How To Make It Work For You Which scrubber will be best in a particular application? Sometimes there can be a bit of head scratching. There are a few styes of low moisture scrubbers. In the next few paragraphs I will briefly review 4 of the primary low moisture scrubbing machine ... Read More »

The Experience/Mikey’s Fest Pet Rescue Raffle prize list

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The Experience/Mikey’s Fest “Adopt A Pet Resuce” Raffle prize List All ticket sales will go 100% to a local Pet Rescue society. Ticket prices 1 for $5.00 5 for $20 30 for $100 70 for $200 120 for $300 160 for $400 220 for $500 HOSS700 Rotary Extractor $3000 RX20 Rotary Extractor $3350 Rotovac 360XL Rotary Extractor $2500 20″ Brush Pro Counter Rotating Brush ... Read More »

Excuses, excuses, excuses..

Excuses, excuses, excuses. Just about every week I hear the same old comment over the phone from various cleaners. “Business is slow because of……….” Through my experience in this industry, these doomsday individuals made me think of some comical excuses: Jan.—–Your customers have spent all their cash during the holidays. Feb.—–All your customers have gone South for the Winter. March–It ... Read More »

Mike Draper’s Amazing Cleaning Truck

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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 »

Do you know any Travel Agents today?

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Today in the United States there are about 13,000 travel retail locations, down from a peak of 34,000 in the mid-1990s. It was thought that there would always be a need for travel agents when traveling, but along came Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and others. Not to mentions that people miraculously figured our how to pump there own gas, book their ... Read More »

Post of the Month January 2015

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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 »

Jon-Don Repair Departments Now Outfitted with Dehumidifier Testing Chambers

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          Jon-Don, a leading distributor of products, equipment, and training for independent contractors and in-house service providers across multiple industries, has announced that all of its repair centers now feature on-site dehumidifier testing chambers. These testing chambers allow service technicians to dial in specific temperature and humidity levels for accurate testing and diagnosis.  Most service and ... Read More »

2015 – The Year of the Connector~ Ivan Turner

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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 »

Professional Carpet Protector Testing Implemented on Mikeys Board

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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 »

Building an Empire ~ Rick Gelinas

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Developing a cleaning and restoration business was not what Napoleon had in mind when the young man set out on his quest for world domination. And while there’s plenty of controversy surrounding the short man with an enormous ego – at the end of the day, no one can deny the fact that his conquests throughout Europe were expansive.  The ... Read More »

Mikey’s Fest to play a bigger part at next year’s Experience show

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Attendees of the 2014 Las Vegas Experience Show know first hand how much fun, education and excitement the Mikey’s Fest crew brought to “The Big” show. For those thinking on attending the 2015 show in Las Vegas/ The Mirage ( September 9-11, 2015 )will be glad to hear that we’ll be turning it up and notch with more things to ... Read More »