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  1. Mark Saiger

    Cat water pump and Blower Change video

    I had a bunch of requests to do a video on changing the cat pump and blower oils in my Butlers. Got to that this weekend. I also did do a documented piece with pic too, but this will at least maybe help those that are like me and would rather watch a video :) Thanks and have a great day....we...
  2. Mark Saiger

    Business is BOOMING!!!

    Phones were so crazy again yesterday.... Just picked up another resort to clean all 11 home cabins and the entire lodge 2 levels.... We figured we booked around $5000 worth of jobs again yesterday! Picked up an entire school for second week of June the day before....going to be about a 3 day...
  3. Mark Saiger

    Large Movie Theater last night - Saiger Style

    Zipper Mania with the Saiger's last night! 4 Butlers, 4 Zippers! We were so dang fast, we ended up standing around a bit as we were waiting for the theatres to open up. We thought we timed it...and even took into account how much faster the Zippers could be... We did right off the bat, 5000...
  4. Mark Saiger

    This Superstar of ours!

    We have been pounded swamped right now...(which is a good thing:) ) But, there is no way I could do it alone anymore. My son in law is an absolute gem! I had one the other day....last minute just come take some spots out of a church area....but were would we stop?! I went to do a minimum...
  5. Mark Saiger

    My wife out helping today, zipper wanding, -28 below zero

    Son in law called in sick today.... started out the day at -26 degrees below zero, down to -28 below at one point.... The wife came out to help out...was a crazy day for sure with the cold.... Even had her running the Titanium wand and the Zipper wand for the first time today :)...
  6. Mark Saiger

    Is this hot enough for you? - 20 below HOT cleaning

    -20 below zero today. Making crazy heat with the Butler High Heat truckmounts.... Had to shoot a quick video. Making so much heat, hard to grab the hose or quick connects. No open doors or windows around....we came in through another entrance way around the other side of the home and with a...
  7. Mark Saiger

    Butler Blower Clean out maintenance and Lube

    With those calls I had today from cold weather problems, some of the guys were experiencing their Butlers not coming up to speed. In asking questions to figure out the problems, a question I asked was when was the last time the blower was cleaned out....most of them had not done it (having been...
  8. Mark Saiger

    Butler wont bring up RPM's in cold weather? See this video

    Had a bunch of calls with the cold weather today.... Had Butler's with the vacuum control pods that must have had some moisture in them....they would not allow the RPM's to come up.... And one of them, it wouldn't let the RPM's come down after cleaning. Typically it is because the vacuum pods...
  9. Mark Saiger

    A wild day of varied materials to clean today...and a lot of toys!

    We had wool in the furniture, had cotton in the furniture, good old polyester in the furniture, nylon, Travertine and a bad grout job/install.... Super, Super thick nylons, low tight nylon....3 flights of stairs.... Furniture was 2 sectionals, large couch and pillows, 2 chairs (these were the...
  10. Mark Saiger

    Liking the Rotovac 360 XL after couple weeks

    Had it a couple weeks now. Some things we are liking: Cleans very well. Love how compact it can be for a van our size carrying as much as we do. Get's tight to walls and base trim. Has the right amount of weight to work well and still be something we will make a point to get out of the van...
  11. Mark Saiger

    A wide Variety day of cleaning....and all kinds of tools used!

    Well after having the fuel pump go out yesterday on the one van/Butler, we are lucky to still have the other unit....very well stocked I might add. The only thing this unit we were using today does not have is a Rotovac 360 XL....and we could have grabbed the unit out of the other van....If...
  12. Mark Saiger

    Invited Brent Norman over for fun with all the Toys Rotovac 360 XL, Zipper, Uph Tools...

    Just had a fun day sharing all the toys. Brent also has a lot of experience on the Rotovac 360i and I have had the new XL for a couple weeks now. Do like that unit a lot! Some of today's fun Zipper wanding, digging out crud with the XL, trying upholstery tools (he is going to get the Sapphire...
  13. Mark Saiger

    Descaling a Truckmount (Butler) Video

    Had a number of people lately contact me on how to descale their Butler Truckmount. I have sent a few pics in the past, but today we had it on our to do list to descale, so it was just easier to have a video available to send a link in the future..... So here it is.... As I say in the...
  14. Mark Saiger

    Thermal Scan broken/Frozen in floor slab heating system with Flir Camera

    Been a little nitch I have been doing for awhile. Not a lot of calls, but when I am needed, we have figured out how we can heat up the lines, scan them and find potential breaks. This floor today had 3 separate heat runs (reason for the different colored chalk) The first run took over 30...
  15. Mark Saiger

    Another Radio interview today 1-12-2015

    Hey Everyone. Tonight I am doing a live radio show here in St. Petersburg FL with a fellow cleaner Paul Etheridge. The show is "Service is in the Details". If any of my friends and clients are interested, this is the information. You can call in questions or comments (which would really...
  16. Mark Saiger

    What I zippered today :)

    We have hit a slow time the past week with the Holidays coming, so I gave my son in law a paid day off for his anniversary, and went out and was "old school" again cleaning by myself. At 53 years of age....still got it....even with the limp in my right knee from all my past snowmobile and jet...
  17. Mark Saiger

    Got to meet Brent Norman today and share toys :)

    Brent Norman lives about 1.5 hours away. Was about half hour away from his home town cleaning for a friend in a new home and invited him over to try all the toys and talk shop. Beers and Burgers after are always fun too. Great guy. Had a chance for him to try our Butler High Heat units and...
  18. Mark Saiger

    Awesome Golden moment for us today!

    Here was a golden moment today. Kids wanted to be home from school to watch us Clean. Parents asked if we could take a few pictures. Said we could do better and take a video. They were more than excited! Uploaded to YouTube, shared the link in text message to them so they could share with...
  19. Mark Saiger

    Finally beat this problem Berber!

    Picked up this job few years ago. Another cleaner tried to clean it with a small electric truckmount, no heat and fresh water, warm water at best rinse. 2 golden retrievers, but one of them passed away this year....on the carpet! White open loop berber, wicking nightmare at times. Have tried...
  20. Mark Saiger

    Saiger Brother get together and 2 Zipper wands

    Got the 2 brothers together the other night at small restaurant job over in Bemidji, MN. They had been wanting to try the Zippers as well, so I made the trip. 2 Butler High heat units outside with larger blowers (47 Tuttils) We were having way too much fun cleaning and really needed a bigger...
  21. Mark Saiger

    Dual Zipper Wand cleaning at Northern MN Restaurant

    Zipper wands, 2 Butler High Heat Truckmounts, Nice little greasy moment of cleaning in Northern MN Restaurant. Actually 2 different lakes on each side of the road and the Restaurant bar. The Zippies cleaned well yesterday Spent more time filming than cleaning. Cool part, the carpets were...
  22. Mark Saiger

    Just some pics using the Zipper yesterday

    Just keep experimenting. 600 sq ft in about 20 minutes including moving some furniture. the larger room was just on the other side of the doorway....didn't take pics, But this was a bad area, so shot some pics. Did a prevac, Then just presprayed, not agitation (which is hard for me not to...
  23. Mark Saiger

    Quick video of setting the height on the Zipper Wand

    Erik has a maintenance video, But here is a little quick video someone asked me to do about the ride height differences for commercial and residential (with a pad) carpets. For commercial, just be able to slip a business card under the back glide and get it to just stick a bit. For...
  24. Mark Saiger

    "Zipper"y do dah....our first Zipper wand post :)

    Had it for less than a week. Been using it as much as we can in every crazy situation. Been mainly on residential (even though was built more for commercial) First have to say....You need to retrain your Brain when using this! We are so inclined to try and use it like a wand....can't really...
  25. Mark Saiger

    New Westpak Titanium and Prochem Titanium comparison

    Prochem Titanium and New Westpak Titanium. Nothing Scientific....just in one of the garages with some dirty carpet samples,. Prespray only, no prevac, no agitation....just the family getting together. What we found in our fun 1) the Westpak titanium is a bit shorter and maybe a bit heavier...