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    What's best extractor to handle both carpet and hard surface cleaning?

    I ended up buying a new us products solus 500r. I never had a problem with the unit and was very pleased with its performance. Starting out there is zero need for a Rotovac. Residential sucks especially with a portable. Residential apartment hallways is where it's at with a portable. If...
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    What's best extractor to handle both carpet and hard surface cleaning?

    Jay, I'd be happy to share my story but the best advice I can give you is to go work for a carpet cleaning company if you haven't already...
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    Gekko tool alone to clean grout?

    Can I use evolution wand to rinse? If not, what are the glides your referring to? My evolution doesn't have sides and I would expect the water to spray all over the place with limited suction due to not making the proper seal...
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    I need help GUYS, or Girls

    With average soiled carpets how many wet and dry strokes do you do? I just need an average... Thanks...
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    Need advice for my first commercial residential job...

    What do you think of the Electrolux Epic Floor Pro versus the 175 machine...?
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    Need advice for my first commercial residential job...

    Your times are very close to what I calculated. I came up with 10 to 12 hours but wasn't sure. There's a couple posts in TMF archives where guys are claiming it takes them 6 hours which threw me off. How do you use a TM on a high rise? I typically use one wet stroke and 3 dry strokes. If I...
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    Need advice for my first commercial residential job...

    Isn't .23 per sq foot on the higher end for commercial?
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    Need advice for my first commercial residential job...

    I just landed my first commercial job. It's 5 story residential building and ill be cleaning all the hallways. Total sq footage is 3900 and I'm charging $900. I use US Products 500r portable - 500 psi adjustable, 12 gallon tank, high heat, evolution wand, 2 cord, dual 3 stage vacs. Carpets...
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    I need help GUYS, or Girls

    How many back and forth wet strokes and dry strokes do you do? 6 hours is very fast for 7500 sq ft...
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    Help

    Rug Dr. took me 2 minutes to clean, still smells like shit and the guy at the home depot rental center didn't care less upon return...
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    Help

    Mike = Asshole...!
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    Help

    I rented the new rug dr at Home Depot for $20. Problem solved. Client paid for rental, tipped me and hired me for t&g. For $99 I'm not going to soil my whole machine and hoses. By the way was completely unimpressed with new rug dr model. I didn't realize how many areas that machine can't...
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    Help

    As I expected... She couldn't find anybody and just called back... On my way to home depot... Hopefully this won't be such a shitty day after all...