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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


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 »

Never drive your business without a GPS!


 Never drive your business without a GPS! And, this is why goals are important… If you do not know where you are going any road will take you there, fingers crossed. The same is true in our businesses to.  Everyday I see people in this business who appear to be going no where; only in circles seemingly confused. Few people ... Read More »

The 2015 Mikey’s Fest Agenda

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For our 11th Annual “MF” I’ve put together a program of unique individuals comprising the greatest collection of speakers this industry has ever seen assembled in one event. Hosted by Jon Don’s Bill Yeadon! The best MC you could hope for. Never a dull moment as Bill adds great commentary and keeps the speakers moving with his cattle prod. 1st ... 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 »

Tour of Sapphire Scientific Truckmounts

Mike Roden of Legend Brands’ Sapphire Scientific takes Rich Cleaner’s Joel Cohen on a eye-opening tour of their facility in Prescott, AZ. Mike shows Joel some of the engineering that makes Sapphire so reliable, and the differences that set them apart from other manufacturers.   Read More »

Misery loves company..


A recent discussion about the Cleaning Forums and their participants led some dude named Mikey P to open up on the subject..   Yes, most carpet cleaners could care less about education. They took what they learned from their former SS, Coit or Chem Dry job and applied it to their new OO job. Most don’t want to grow beyond ... Read More »

What are you trying to achieve? ~ Ed Valentine


The American basketball coach, John Wooden once stated: “Talent is God Given; be Humble— Fame is man-made; be Thankful—-Conceit is Self-Given; be Careful”! While Talent may be God Given, we Professional Cleaners do work hard to perfect our skills, and we accomplish this through continual education no matter what our age. Therefore, be proud of what you have accomplished but ... Read More »

Encap I Am..


  Would you encap here or there? I would not encap anywhere. I do not like encapsulate. HWE will be my fate. Would you like it in a store? Nope. Status quo, I am  a bore. Would you like it in a mall? I do not like like encap at all. Would you use it in on a chair? I ... Read More »