Dirt Dragon the right way to go?

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    Curious if the dirt dragon is a quality product for PROPER hardwood floor cleaning...

    Im curious is the dirt dragon similar to the rotobrush for air ducts, meaning its garbage and not the proper way to clean air ducts. Dont take offense air duct guys, just trying to get a comparison going.

    Where does one get proper education for hardwood floor care? We want to add this service as a type of add on for our rug cleaning divisions.
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    NO, not worth it.

    Crb, 175 and a Hard Surface Wand are all you need.

    You'll need to be able to ID when a cheap top coat has been applied after the fact so your hot water does not lift it.

    Don't get raw wood wet.

    Cleaning will not fix scratches. Cleaning will not fix scratches

    Charge for estimates, most will be a waste of time

    Get a real wood guy to agree to pay a finder's fee for referrals.

    Use compound when in doubt.
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    I have used basic coatings products for hardwood care. You can use rotory or OP on it. White or Red pad. Microfiber pad works well. I would say if you had to strip hard floor, using red pad and then use dirt dragon to clean it all up. Some use lindhaus machine or hardfloor wand. I always just mopped it up with neutral cleaner real well and flat mopped it with new floor coat(s).
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    What Mike says works too.
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    J.R. I am pretty happy with the CRB machine I bought. It just does so many things, from dry nap fluffing to stripping. On wood floors it scrubs the thunder out of them with almot no water, while scrounging out the grain.

    The important thing is that it is not limited to one function. I prescrub carpet, encap long hallways like mowing the grass, scrub tile, stone and wood and it does everything very well. Find some youtube vids on it, then pop over to Rick’s place to play with one:

    https://www.excellent-supply.com/Na...-Extractor-Carpet-Cleaning-Machine_p_108.html
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    Compound and crb on woodfloor is amazing. Didnt know it was possible until Scottsdale.
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    Whats a good 175 machine that yall recommend for hardwood floor cleaning? And can we strip and refinish with it as well, if we decided to go that route?
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    Whats a good 175 machine that yall recommend for hardwood floor cleaning? And can we strip and refinish with it as well, if we decided to go that route?
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    Not trying to be a smartass here, but if it's a 175 you're looking for, you can find deals on Craigslist. I picked up a 106lb Koblentz for $150 and that thing is rock solid.
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    Yep, look for used first.

    Ideally you find one that is around 80 to 90# and has weights to add when needed
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