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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?
Hey guys! New to the business so thank you ahead of time for answering all my entry level questions! I plan to start out slow and test the water but if I get quick steady results would spend on marketing/advertising and the equipment to run the business! But for now I'm plan to start out with a portable and do it in my spare time. (3 days a week+evenings) so currently I'm having door hangers...
Hey guys.. I'm new to all of this so of course in need of a little help! What portable to get? I currently work full but looking to get into cleaning mainly residential property on the side for now. I'm 25 and very ambitious I plan to expand into a full service business. I'm currently torn.. I know you get what you pay for and I was sold on the mytee 2002cs contractor special $1699 comes...
The post started by Mike titled - According to Ray Crock.., hamburger joints sure, But carpet cleaning? This got me to thinking that more could be shared. Mark and Chavez both gave excellent advice about scaling to a second truck as well as great advise from others. Here is my perspective - to scale any business is a difficult undertaking. To successfully scale you must have an intimate...
Hi all! Keep an eye out for our limited edition jars of OSR, which will contain a free carpet shark. If you are not familiar with our carpet sharks, they are the ultimate tool for carpet cleaners...perfect for easy gum removal. Watch this quick video for more info:
The Summer 2017 issue of The Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection is now available online. To access the digital edition, click here: http://journal.iicrc.org/2017/IICRC_Sum17_V4I3/ It features the following peer-reviewed technical articles:
  • Matter Separation and Biological Destruction, by...
Assuming you're not disengaging the carpet, replacing pad, treating carpet from both sides etc. And with so many products out there, which one works the best? And have you actually tried the other ones? Did you actually come back afterwards to see it's long lasting effect?
  • Does the acid soak flush followed by oxidizer or enzyme?
  • Enzyme alone? (Seem to need a lot more time for...
I was talking to another cleaner today as I was finishing at a house today. He told me that I was starting up and shutting off my machine wrong. I start up without the vacuum hose connected, with the machine at low idle. I throttle up and connect the vacuum hose to the waste tank. I shut down in reverse of start up and bring the machine down to low idle for a bit before turning the engine...
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Encapsulation cleaning uses very little moisture by encapsulating soil particles in specially designed cleaning compounds. · Low-moisture, low-residue means carpeted areas are available for use immediately after cleaning · Carpeting lasting longer and looking great · Favored by hotels, convention centers, offices,...
COMMUNITY FOCUS - Legend Brands is proud to support and be an active partner in Mikey’s Fest Cleaners Giving Back event at the Arizona Ronald McDonald Houses (RMHC) this coming October. RMHC provides families housing and support to be together when they have a child with a serious illness. Dennis Bruders, VP of Marketing for Legend Brands, said “We are honored to participate in Cleaners Giving...
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