Recent content by Adam Valencia

  1. Adam Valencia

    Cross-American Corp. The 'jaguar cub' Review

    Thank you Ed. It is in rout for shipping as of now but I will spend a little time with it when it comes in and share with you guys my thoughts on this machine.
  2. Adam Valencia

    Cross-American Corp. The 'jaguar cub' Review

    How is this unit @ 50 feet of hose? Any help would be great.
  3. Adam Valencia

    Interesting ZeroRez Video. Take a look at how they clean carpets.

    LOL. So funny the synchronicity! My buddy just called me from SOcal today asking me all kinds of carpet cleaning questions because he was having this same company come to service is home. They told him that he has to vacuum before they arrive first of all. Which is ok if its just a...
  4. Adam Valencia

    Vacation Rental Management Carpet Cleaning Hacks!

    Super important to educate your clients to some degree on the different carpet cleaning methods and how the "professional" commercial cleaning equipment and expertise sets the standards in our industry and that it can not be touched by "over the counter" DIY cleaning equipment. I have a few...
  5. Adam Valencia

    Oil stain off of concrete

    Be sure to moisture test the concrete first. All concrete holds moisture. If its letting out larger amounts of moisture for that particular location, make sure they sign on invoice acknowledging that they understand this and that it will surly limit the warranted that you choose to offer them...
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    A brick of a back saver

    They can stack on top of each other making them the height that you need them.
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    A brick of a back saver

    They sale plastic bed extenders / risers that would work great for this application and they would be easy to store on the truck. Here is a link...
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    Oil stain off of concrete

    Muriatic Acid works great for large areas also, but has to be diluted with water while applying it. one man spraying the other with a hose another with a brush broom and contained really well. then squeegy, vacuum, let sit and dry completely over 24hrs. The acid will etch about 100th of a...
  9. Adam Valencia

    1 jet or 2

    yep, can convert to Tjets, or also use 1/2inch jet extenders with check valves but then the cleaning path would be only 11 inches. Just thought it was weird that they did not make this adjustment from factory?
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    1 jet or 2

    To bad the Westpak 10-0530 do not come with check valves and will not allow you to place check valves on it without modification. Thing drips everywhere.
  11. Adam Valencia

    Oil stain off of concrete

    You can floor grind the concrete making it porous so that it will adhere better. Did you moisture test first. Also the corners and edges are usually the trouble areas of concern. Make sure you lightly angle grind them for best adhesion. I use to do epoxy floor coatings myself.
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    Free work?

    And so the saying goes. "No good deed goes unpunished". Someone has to pay.
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    Free work?

    Now thats doing the "great work" right there and when its genuine it can be priceless. I gave a lady a free stairs cleaning for her family. She was embarrassed that her family was coming to visit and the stairway was so heavily soiled. Saw all of the military regalia in her home. Said her...
  14. Adam Valencia

    Vacation rental cleaning

    Though they can get to be a bit of a headache at times, it would be well to note that if you are all ready in on the carpet cleaning and upholstery side of the business, this could be a great template to "monopolies" in your industry. If you are in charge of cleaning as little as 30 properties...