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Surviving Cold Weather cleaning! A Survival guide and procedures to making a Living and Thriving in cold weather.
[​IMG] Saiger's Steam Clean Vans in the winter. A pretty common sight.
My Family has been located in Northern Minnesota and North Dakota all our lives. We have been...
When comparing the average size pale of LIQUID chemical VS same similar pale of POWDER chemical, what are the comparisons in usage rates? Looking for researched numbers, I realized powder will go further.
Yellow Alert for "Fine Fabric Cleaners" by Jim Pemberton - Fabric Pro Specialist There are several things that can cause furniture to have a yellow discoloration or "haze". The causes and cures of these problems are so diverse that its critical to know the fabric and its maintenance history to know what you should do (or NOT do) next. Inspection and Testing...
I sure did. It was my only option. I get to the job and the customer has a 150 sqft. area rug. She tells me it's silk and it needs to be cleaned. The rug was pretty dirty but I could tell it wasn't silk. I inspected the back for a tag and all I found was an ambiguous tag that was not very helpful. I did a burn test and the fiber ashed. I put a bit of water on the corner and after about...
@Jim Pemberton you sell a bunch of these don't you? All you need with a Tom Wand...
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12 Steps That Will Remove Wine (and other Tannin Stains) Jim Pemberton - the Fine FabriCare Guy Today, 'Fine Fabric Specialists' often receive pictures via text with messages like this: "We have this cushion with a large wine stain. We put salt on the stain. Can you clean it, and how much will it cost?"...
From the makers for the very successful, award winning El Diablo Truckmount comes a mighty and portable alternative, The MasterForce. As you know, there are times a truckmount is just not going to work. Consider high-rise offices or places where long vac and solution hoses just are not a good option, what you need is a small compact unit...
Press Release – November 3rd, 2017 Mason Tomaino Joins HydraMaster as Western Region Sales Manager Bruce Daw, VP of Sales for HydraMaster has announced that Mason Tomaino has joined the HydraMaster Team as the Western Region Sales Manager. Mason has a long history of serving the professional cleaning and restoration professional...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aramsco® & Interlink Supply® Acquire The Cleaning Cupboard Salt Lake City, UT 27 October 2017 Aramsco & Interlink Supply are pleased to announce that as of today, The Cleaning Cupboard has joined their team. The Cleaning Cupboard is based out of Rochester, NY, and provides equipment and services to...
When Is Hot 'Not So Hot'? Jim Pemberton - Fabric Pro Upholstery Specialist The use of a hot cleaning solution is not without risk in upholstery care! Cleaning professionals have long been taught that using hot (over 110 degrees) water can be one of the most important "ingredients" for producing outstanding results in upholstery cleaning. ...
Three Risks You Must Avoid When Cleaning Jacquard Fabrics! by Jim Pemberton - Fabric Pro Specialist Important Reminders For Cleaning Professionals! Jacquard weaves are among the most difficult and risky fabrics to clean. You might recognize jacquards by other names, such as brocade, brocatelle, damask, matelasse, and tapestry. Regardless of the specific style, all...
Two of these, some tile floors, kitchen counters and coming back to install Super Grout in the floor to tub joint. 20171011_102247.jpg 20171011_130231.jpg You shower guys should try this stuff if you havent yet..
ResponsibleCare™ is MasterBlend’s successful line of hypoallergenic, anti-allergen products. The ResponsibleCare family of products creates desirable revenue opportunities professional cleaners through offering valuable services for the allergy sufferer and individuals who are sensitive to harsh chemicals. MasterBlend contends this is an...
This story was written for anyone who is struggling with business and has begun to feel as though all hope is lost. It’s my story and my hope that it may bring comfort and strength to others. My first Restoration business began while I had a house cleaning & carpet cleaning business. It was the epic mid-west flooding of 1993 where I got my break. Living right on the Missouri river much of our...
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/science/study-happy-save-money-time.html Read this article in its entirety, but this is the message: “People who spent money to buy themselves time, such as by outsourcing disliked tasks, reported greater overall life satisfaction,” said Ashley Whillans, an assistant professor at the Harvard Business School and lead author of the study, which...
I've always wondered this, and just how does one figure the fair resale value of a used truckmount?
Scouting the RMH project complete. BIG ol' Nevada sized thanks to Mr Robert Falzone for picking me up at the airport at 8AM, carting me around all day and dropping me off back at 6:30 PM to head home My trip to the south was a great success. I got a good look at the Mandalay Bay facility and what we can and can't do there as well as spending a couple hours at the Greater Las Vegas Ronald...
What brand do you use? How and when do you apply it? How long have you been using this product? Any complaints? Do clients insist you reapply with every cleaning because they see the benefit? What promises are made to the client? Any guarantee? Have you tested it in your own home? Would you sell it to your mother or pastor?
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