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Mikey P

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Padding Res can be the "very best" in enough situations to warranty mastering the method and keeping the materials on board to have the option

A section 8 specialist wouldn't understand that you dont need to wash the whole car in order to get a dead fly off the windshield.
 
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I started with shampoo, made money, most jobs looked ok. I got very good at it. 1971

A janitorial supply salesman showed up at a drugstore we had driven 100 miles to clean. He was trying to take the job away from us with his new bonnet concept, but the store mgr liked us and had us each demo.
I beat him but saw the potential. 1972ish

Got home and bought a driver, some bonnets and chems from that salesman's competitor. It was a good addition to our toolbox, but not the magic bullet.
 

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Back in the day we started out as shampoo guys. Had to vacuum really well, used a pile lifter and tank vacuum to get the edges. Hild scrubbers then Chemstractor. Later pad driver on the Hilds. We used for decades, even once converted to steam cleaners. Great precondition for heavily soiled carpets.
 
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Our house had new harvest gold carpet and I always experimented on our house, first baby crawling around, couldn't make it "pop" with shampoo or bonnets so in frustration I slung a 5 gallon bucket of hot water down the hallway and sucked it up with my Hild water vacuum.

Eye opening, but soured by the time it dried. There's my sign, but I didn't get it right yet. 1973
 

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Our house had new harvest gold carpet and I always experimented on our house, first baby crawling around, couldn't make it "pop" with shampoo or bonnets so in frustration I slung a 5 gallon bucket of hot water down the hallway and sucked it up with my Hild water vacuum.

Eye opening, but soured by the time it dried. There's my sign, but I didn't get it right yet. 1973
We grew up in a new subdivision as kids. Lots of dirt/clay, no grass four boys dragging it onto olive green sculptured carpet. My father brought home the Host machine from the Drycleaners where he was manager until it quit working. Searching for a solution he picked up a used 175.

The rest, as they say is Rock n Roll history. 😉
 

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If it's about money, get after it.
happy customer and check clears, you can spit on the floor, rub it with you shoe for your bucks for all I care

why Mike's getting his balls busted is because his claim to fame and stardom rose out of a focus on no scrimp, nothing but the best.
and vocal about being a hack if________ (fill in the blanks from the last 20 years)

one day a mega TM and uber quality
next day he's padding res .

It's just a matter of time he'll be spritzing Aquavelva in the air as "sanitizing agent"

and I hope he makes a million at it.
BUTT...it's not very congruent with his history


Forrest

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gee thanks Capitoni Obvious ... keep talking the tale

cuz its shore as rain you never coulda walked it



Signed Forrest

owner of 30,000 shares of that “fruit company”
 
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When clients ask for "that fast drying thing" again I'll listen to them and not some close minded goobz who thinks a tablespoon of coffee needs to be pressure washed out of a clean carpet.
 
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When clients ask for "that fast drying thing" again I'll listen to them and not some close minded goobz who thinks a tablespoon of coffee needs to be pressure washed out of a clean carpet.
Thatz what we always listened to. If they were happy and they were the ones paying the bill, it was far more important than some morons on a BB board.
 
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I invoice the assisted living places often to keep big numbers below the radar.

A mix of encap (usually commons), and steam (rooms via windows). We have access to all rooms via the perimeter. If a small section of hallway in front of a room would benefit from extracting we can do that while set up.

We try to be noninvasive to their normal operations, as invisible as possible except for the nice smell.
Makes sense. I do a mix as well. Post covid some wanted HWE only in the common areas. Most of my senior invoices are not going to attract attention. The only two invoices I should have split up were atypical.
 

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I sucked up over a hundred gallons of water
yesterday and didn’t even touch the amount. I wish we could figure a way to put a diaper over it🤷🏼‍♂️
 
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