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    Advanced Carpet Stretching class- Omaha, NE April 26-29

    Have you attended the IICRC Repair and Re-Install Class, but are still uncomfortable actually performing a stretch? Can you stretch a simple room, but large rooms or hallways you pass up? Can you stretch a set of stairs? I am holding a four day stretching and repair class in Omaha, Nebraska...
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    Google this terminology: Sublime cleaning Katy Tx. The owner of this business is a friend of a friend of mine. He could probably help you. Sent from my iPhone using TMF Forums
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    How to Clean a SILK Rug

    Todd the Cleaner said it best, do not clean this rug in their home. The fiber content can be easily discerned with a simple burn test. Show fibers are a very fine denier, and when wet will stick together and create hydrogen bonds that must be broken either chemically or physically while the...
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    Throwup on white couch

    First and foremost, burn test for fiber ID. The most important factor in stain removal is knowing the fiber content. Cotton fibers should not be subjected to oxidizing bleaches, which damage natural fibers. A reducing bleach post cleaning is probably what you want if the stain is food dye...
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    best urine detector

    Blacklight causes a host of substances to fluoresce. Any body fluid from humans or animals, products with optical brighteners (eg laundry detergent), spotters and home cleaners, and the list goes on and on. I use a Blacklight and a FLIR camera to detect, also apparent stains and odors...
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    Berber Carpet Seam Repair

    These are videos I have showing a low level loop Bonded Insert that I would like to share.
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    Couple of rug issues I ran into

    Also, with the first piece, the customer or another pro cleaner could have bleached it with Oxidizing cleaners. Sent from my iPhone using TMF Forums mobile app
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    Couple of rug issues I ran into

    Tea wash was my first thought- in the first rug. A quality dye "tea wash" can be purchased and applied to attempt to even the browning. Question, Rob- which color (lighter or darker) was the rug when you began? Was it all the brownish color? Sent from my iPhone using TMF Forums mobile app
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    The IICRC Technical Journal

    I have been delving into the subject of bleaches in my personal studies lately. I think this would be a great subject to tackle. The differences between Oxidizers and Reducers, what fiber types each can be safely used on, etc. Sent from my iPhone using TMF Forums mobile app
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    VIP Carpet Cleaning

    That is sweet! My wife absolutely loves "Whose Line is it Anyway?"
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    After house carpets, customer asked to do the car.

    A cleaner should always be looking for more items to clean for their customers, that is a great way to benefit both parties. Vehicles, tile and grout, repairs and re-stretching, the list goes on.
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    I had fun with all of you, what a great bunch of ladies and gentlemen. But nobody ate the pepper!
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    Please Welcome Lynn Tall to TruckMountForums!

    Lynn Tall ROCKS!! She is a wonderful resource of knowledge, and is a helpful soul. I am happy you came here, Lynn!
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    Angry Customer: You made my rug darker?

    Every word of this is true. I have had the privilege of hanging out with Barry online every Wednesday for the last two years, in a classroom setting that is focused on helping rug washers. His guidance has been more valuable than I could have ever imagined. Barry is truly one off the most...
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    What gets blue chalk out of carpet?

    Try A good rust remover. Craig Jasper gave me this tip after a tech used blue chalk to mark urine when inspecting with a BLACKLIGHT. Let the rust remover dwell, a second application sometimes is necessary.