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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 »

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 »

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 »

Best of the WGCCF!

Best of MB

I thought I’d start putting up an occasional “Best Of” article highlighting great threads on MB. Looking to expand your commercial client base?   Excerpts.. who’s sucessfully marketed to Dentist, like Tom King ? I need to stir up some commercial accounts quickly. Tom talked about cold calling to Dentist. I don’t have a script and I’m horrible at cold ... 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 »

a candid evening with Mr Doug Heiferman..


Those of you who frequent Facebook these days should all know Doug by now. Aside from Robert Falzone, there is no one as prolific at keeping us informed of their damn shenanigans inside our glorious industry as Mr Heiferman. Before I was banned from the Carpet Cleaner’s group by the Mytee Mafia I took the opportunity to ask Doug some ... Read More »

Bill Bane, Industry icon, passes away 2/25/14


  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 William Francis Bane It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we at Bane-Clene® Corp. regret to inform you that our Chairman, Wm. F. Bane, has passed away after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Please read a brief synopsis of his life below. Thank you. William Francis Bane passed away February 20th, ... Read More »

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