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Anthony E

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Turn off the ball valve and pull the trigger on the tool to realease pressure. Every single hose should have a ball valve.
Are you saying that every hose does have one, or that they should have one? Cause I’m pretty sure mine don’t. And I know, I should have put the tabs down but that cabinet in the picture is heavy as hell and I tried to avoid it.
 

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I have a question about spotting/stain removal. Is it something that is done prior to the cleaning? Or should I do my regular cleaning, see what comes out and then spot treat?
 

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I have a question about spotting/stain removal. Is it something that is done prior to the cleaning? Or should I do my regular cleaning, see what comes out and then spot treat?
It depends on the stain. Things that don't come out with regular cleaning are red wine, coffee and almost any thing with color. Best to treat with these first with the appropriate product then rinse. You should take a spotting course, it will save you money.
 

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It depends on the stain. Things that don't come out with regular cleaning are red wine, coffee and almost any thing with color. Best to treat with these first with the appropriate product then rinse. You should take a spotting course, it will save you money.
Ok those ones I knew didn’t come out easily. I got a free rug off Facebook and completely trashed it with anything I could think of for stains.

Ink toner, sharpie, ball point pen ink, all sorts of makeup and food stains, juice, Gatorade, playdoh and slime, coffee, gum, house paint, a little of everything.

A course sounds nice but there’s so much info online I’d rather just teach myself. The problem I had was finding WHEN people spot or do stain removal.

Now I’m just waiting on my inline filter to get here before cleaning it. This rug has so much dog hair on it that it might as well be a dog. And it reeks of piss so strong that it literally burns your nose. Figured this is the perfect thing to get some real practice in on.
 

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Ok those ones I knew didn’t come out easily. I got a free rug off Facebook and completely trashed it with anything I could think of for stains.

Ink toner, sharpie, ball point pen ink, all sorts of makeup and food stains, juice, Gatorade, playdoh and slime, coffee, gum, house paint, a little of everything.

A course sounds nice but there’s so much info online I’d rather just teach myself. The problem I had was finding WHEN people spot or do stain removal.

Now I’m just waiting on my inline filter to get here before cleaning it. This rug has so much dog hair on it that it might as well be a dog. And it reeks of piss so strong that it literally burns your nose. Figured this is the perfect thing to get some real practice in on.
A course will teach you when to pre spot or post spot. There is chemistry behind the spotting process. Learning the chemistry makes your spotting chemicals make sense. Trying to learn online is ok but a good course will open your eyes a lot sooner.
 

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Ok those ones I knew didn’t come out easily. I got a free rug off Facebook and completely trashed it with anything I could think of for stains.

Ink toner, sharpie, ball point pen ink, all sorts of makeup and food stains, juice, Gatorade, playdoh and slime, coffee, gum, house paint, a little of everything.

A course sounds nice but there’s so much info online I’d rather just teach myself. The problem I had was finding WHEN people spot or do stain removal.

Now I’m just waiting on my inline filter to get here before cleaning it. This rug has so much dog hair on it that it might as well be a dog. And it reeks of piss so strong that it literally burns your nose. Figured this is the perfect thing to get some real practice in on.
Pro's Choice has a decent stain removal class on youtube. It will give you the basics at least. Look up Pro's Choice stain class.
 
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Anthony E

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Pro's Choice has a decent stain removal class on youtube. It will give you the basics at least. Look up Pro's Choice stain class.
Haven’t check in in a while but thank you. I saved a whole bunch of their stuff. I’ve seen so many videos on YouTube but somehow didn’t come across any of the pros choice stuff
 

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Buying gear is the easy and fun part.

Figuring out a way to use your gear for profit is the hard part.

That said... figure out a way to get a TM or you'll hate your life and you'll have a hard time satisfying customers and getting referrals.
 

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Buying gear is the easy and fun part.

Figuring out a way to use your gear for profit is the hard part.

That said... figure out a way to get a TM or you'll hate your life and you'll have a hard time satisfying customers and getting referrals.


he's 19 and lives with his parents...

His mom not buying his favorite frosted breakfast cereal is more upsetting than taking too long on his one job this week.
 

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"figure out a way to get a TM or you'll hate your life and you'll have a hard time satisfying customers and getting referrals."..Chris


That statement has been proven not to be totally correct. And, I for one having disproved that over a long, long time. Everything depends on the type/kind/model of equipment being used; how it is used, and of course, the most important aspect of a successful business: The Operator.
 

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Or...


he could listen to the Pros that have used both Portables amd Truckmounts for extended periods of time ( in my case decades)


or they can listen to guys that only sell one solution
 
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