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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 »

Make Hay While The Sun Shines

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Make hay (while the sun shines). According to Cambridge dictionary, “make hay while the sun shines” is an old proverb that literally means to “make good use of an opportunity while it lasts”. It’s easy to recognize the agricultural background behind this expression. But it could just as well be applied to the carpet cleaning business. In fact this old idiom makes a lot of sense ... Read More »

Disinfecting, Sanitizing & Protecting For Fun and Profit

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  By Scott Warrington We have seen news reports of dozens, sometimes hundreds of people getting sick when they are together in a confined environment such as a school, a cruise ship or an assisted living facility. Just as an illness affecting one member of a family soon spreads to the entire family, there is a similar spread in any ... Read More »

MB’s own Adam Hale going for the gold @ The Experience 2014

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  The Experience has selected it 5 Industry Presenters   Las Vegas - The Experience has selected it 5 Industry Presenters.  We have never opened our program to the industry like this before.  The response to the offer was amazing.  We have reviewed all of the submissions having a difficult time selecting only five presenters.  We did stick to our initial ... Read More »

Moth Damage @ Wool Rugs ~ Aaron Groseclose-MasterBlend

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 The last two years have seen a big increase in moth-damaged rugs.  Several theories abound including weather changes, but my guess is these insects are getting a free ride on imported wool rugs.  Whatever the cause watch for rugs with moth damage.  It is the larvae, which causes the damage feeding on wool rugs and carpet.  The casemaking moth will ... 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 »

ARCS joining in on September’s Experience Show

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Association of Rug Care Specialists   ARCS is proud and excited to announce their list of impressive classes to be held at The Experience Show this September in Las Vegas   Time and days to be announced shortly.. -Talk: Introduction to Rug Identification: Ben Knause and Mike Jensen will discuss basic rug identification using actual rugs, slides and their own experience ... Read More »

The Experience and Mikey’s Fest have joined forces for this September to bring you a cleaner’s festival like no other!

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The Experience and Mikey’s Fest have joined forces for this September to bring you a cleaner’s festival like no other! During trade show hours join us outside for REAL hands on testing and demos of wands, upholstery tools, rotary extractors, scrubbers, truckmounts, portables and all the latest gadgets. We’ll have real apartment tear out carpet to test equipment and chemicals on, upholstery, ... Read More »

The Role of Polymer in Encapsulation

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I thought today we could talk a little bit about the role that encap polymers play. There seems to be some confusion within our industry about the function of polymer in an encapsulation detergent. Well if gasoline is what powers your truck’s engine, a good polymer is the fuel of a good encap detergent. The polymers that are being developed ... Read More »

Cleaning the “New” Softer Carpets

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By:          Doyle Bloss, Marketing and Brand Manager, HydraMaster                                    Rick Evans, West Coast Regional Manager, HydraMaster With the assistance of Charles Rollins and Darrell Hagan, Shaw Industries – Product Care and Maintenance What are these “softer” carpets? They are incredibly thin denier (thickness) cut-pile and loop carpets presented in a plush, high pile density format. They range in ounce size ... Read More »

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