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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 »

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 »

A Straight Flush ~ Ivan Turner


 A Straight Flush You can save 15% on car insurance by calling GEICO. Everybody knows that; but did you know that generating new business for your cleaning and restoration business begins by getting prospective buyers and potential referral sources into your sales funnel? Admittedly, there are dozens of verticals that a cleaning and restoration business can achieve growth through. However, ... 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 »

The Big Show is coming!


View the full program on our web site at Exhibition Hours are: Monday, April 27th  4:00 – 7:30 pm Tuesday, April 28th  3:00 – 6:00 pm Wednesday, April 29th  12:00 – 3:00 pm (Exhibition hours are subject to change) Don’t miss your chance to see, try out and learn about all of the latest and most advanced equipment, tools ... 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


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?


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


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 »