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  1. Timothyscarpet

    You don't know what you don't know.

    Yeah I was so sick of my bag filters filling in with hair and sand and falling into my recovery tank. Low and behold we had not 1 but 2 inline filters in the shop! Love em and keeps my bag filters cleaner.
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    You don't know what you don't know.

    Pre filter Importance of the pre vac. A couple things that I was never trained to use that I can't believe we ever went without. What are yours?
  3. Timothyscarpet

    Please school me on gum

    I'm using exclude from DSC. Smells terrible but it's what's on the shelf. Punch some holes and let it dwell. Make sure if your using Pog that you've got a solvent clean to follow up with.
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    Small Town Carpet Cleaner

    Our town....3000. Rural farm country. We actually have some big time cattle farmers that build ginourmous houses
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    FB What’s a good rinsing agent for grout master for cleaning tile and grout? I have read on here with

    I just now after 4 years of using acid rinse on everything learned 1) it could leave floor slippery, this could cause a slip hazard in OSHA setting. 2) our solution injection diaphrams on the TM aren't made to withstand the high psi we use on t&g. Anyone else comment on these? I don't have a...
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    Synthetic fiber ID

    How much does type of fiber determine your strategy for a job? And also what are some of your ways of eyeing the carpet for fiber ID before testing?
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    Urine cleaning methods

    What are you currently using as your 2 main methods?
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    Urine cleaning methods

    The customers willingness and ability to pay will determine the amount of work you put into any stain removal. Be upfront and thoroughly explain each level of service you can offer.
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    Quoting services according to budget

    I just used that for a car dealership that is in a new building. Gave them a number for me to keep the new carpet looking nice. Waiting to hear back from them.
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    Quoting services according to budget

    Sure appreciate the insight
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    Quoting services according to budget

    I'm relatively new to the business side of things but in the past when an commercial client would call for a quote let's say a church, I'd go in measure up give them the figures and leave the slip and numbers to do the selling. Recently I noticed a church that I had quoted had another company...
  12. Timothyscarpet

    Pricing discrepancy with customers

    Just curious, you guys who charging by the room are you using the same method every time? For instance sometimes I'll only agitate with broom but other times I'll use crb, or I'll prevac with my crb sometimes but not every time. Just wondering how you guys build those things into your room...
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    Pricing discrepancy with customers

    This is why I hate when the office manager gives rough estimates via phone, "oh judging by their measurements it'll come in around 150". Get there, urine stains everywhere and after measuring up it more like a 250 dollar job. Sticker shock for sure if they had 150 in mind. But I usually always...
  14. Timothyscarpet

    Foot dragger

    White velvet plush carpet and the older gentleman shuffles his black velcros all over. Any tips?
  15. Timothyscarpet

    Can i steam clean this rug?

    If it is indeed cotton correct me if I'm wrong but it would be good to remember that over wetting can cause cellulosic browning.
  16. Timothyscarpet

    Can i steam clean this rug?

    Have you done a fiber test to make certain that it is cotton? Sometimes owners can be mistaken on what they really have. I'd start there.
  17. Timothyscarpet

    Takeover vs Startover

    Mostly residential, our few commercial accounts are still with us. I guess one route no body had brought up that I would at least give thought to would be to offer to help start promoting and try to regain the presence they once had, which would end up needing more techs, and then possibly...
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    Takeover vs Startover

    I appreciate the response, I've got to get more answers for myself. I will keep you all up to date and come back with more questions along the way. Thanks again for the insight it's all uncharted territory for me.
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    Takeover vs Startover

    Lost interest yes, afraid that because they lost help they didn't want to take on more work. I've been with them 4 yrs. Very good reputation and only independent around We have two truck mounts the main is a cheif II but is having problems that are on going and not much is being done to fix it...
  20. Timothyscarpet

    Takeover vs Startover

    Hey guys I'm the sole tech for a locally owned company here in a small community in MN. The company when purchased had about 3 full timers plus a few part time/seasonal in addition to the secretary. The company had been on decline due to non promotion and loosing all help but we'll me. I only...
  21. Timothyscarpet

    Encapsulation interval cleaning

    Thanks for the input guys, I'm new to the marketing and business side of things, I've decided to pursue ownership of the company I've been a tech with for the last few years so you will all probably be seeing more posts from me. Appreciate having some solid guys in the industry to call on for...
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    Encapsulation interval cleaning

    What is a fair price to charge for encapsulation in relation to hwe? We would be applying and using crb.