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  1. lucionk

    Peroxide bleaching nylon

    Don't think it's a pretreatment done before me issue. And my short dwell/heat issue theory can't be right either, considering that peroxide is used in red dye treatment. Todds suggestion is probably right (and I'm hoping its that rather than bleach). I did consider that obviously but couldn't...
  2. lucionk

    Peroxide bleaching nylon

    I got a customer......... He falls he bleeds.....and he falls a lot. I've pretreated with a 20 percent peroxide in a trigger spry bottle and come back in a couple hours. About 70% of the stains will be gone. The lighter stains that is . The remaining heavier stains take a little more work...
  3. lucionk

    FB Ive got a older style bane electric it has...

    I plumbed my portable vac into mine. I removed the preasure release valve and replaced it with a pipe nipple (1 1/2" l think) the 1 1/2" hose cuff from the portable fits over the nipple snug. I run one vac in the portable usually because two will sometimes trip a breaker. Works...
  4. lucionk

    Making a liquid spotter into a gel

    Is there a way to do this? I was thinking about mixing it with ky jelly.
  5. lucionk

    Anyone cleaned carpet in a paper mill ?

    Got a call this morning to clean carpet in a paper mill. Not an office complex but offices adjacent to the mill. 22000 square feet and they want it cleaned quarterly. Only problem is l can't get an eye on it cause you can't enter the mill without completing a safety course and drug test (which I...
  6. lucionk

    Changing out pumps in cobra H

    Got this old portable a couple years back and the pump went out. It has a surflo 100 psi and l want to go to an aquatec 220 psi (diaphragm pump). My question is will this pump have the same bolting pattern and wiring connections. I think the plumbing will hold up to the extra pressure.
  7. lucionk

    Another polyester thread....need help

    The skill to develop with poly is not so much cleaning, it's giving the customer a heads up on what to expect and leaving with the customer thinking you are the best cc on the planet
  8. lucionk

    What do you think of this carpet cleaning pricing strategy? ?

    I give my quotes over the phone. Makes it convenient for the customer. Usually not an exact but "between x and y dollars". And l l usually don't charge the high amount. If they need a precise amount I'll go look at it, but most of the time they are comfortable with the range. You do get a bum...
  9. lucionk

    GOOGLE Called me, Scam?

    When in doubt google the number and you'll get reports on if it a scam or not.
  10. lucionk

    Bane Clene

    I've had two bane systems and very satisfied with them. Very reliable. People tend to look down on the 1.5 horse drive but it's really about rpm (1750) and not torque.
  11. lucionk

    What's up with these vac hoses?

    I have two sets of vac hoses. One l bought new a few years back and one that came with a used system l bought. The first set is much stiffer than the latter. It constantly pops off the wand, uncoils on the reel, generally tugs and fights me as l use it. The older one is much more pliable and is...
  12. lucionk

    Hey Jan l gotta leak in my heater core in my minimount tank. I assume the bottom needs to be cut...

    Hey Jan l gotta leak in my heater core in my minimount tank. I assume the bottom needs to be cut to access but am not sure if the core is welded to the bottom or not.
  13. lucionk

    The best ways to advertise?

    My 2 cents. You should not always evaluate your advertising investments on the immediate returns. What you want to achieve is WHEN a customer needs a cleaner they think of you. Remember that advertising is everywhere! And some people are sick of it all the time and all people are sick of it...
  14. lucionk

    70 gallon solution tank problems

    I have coolant leaking in my tank meaning a leak in in the heater core. I know it's gotta be cut open and the leak welded. But lm afraid if the core leaks once it may leak again. A new core from bane is $429. It's a stainless tube about 8 feet long. Probably much cheaper to have it fabricated or...
  15. lucionk

    Carpet Fresh in wool rug

    I'm sure that it's carpet fresh. The rug is about 2 years old and the backing looks to be in good shape. Cleaned it already and fortunately it did not wick up. The spawn of satan indeed. Had it in my brother in laws law office a couple years back. In a 8 by 30 hallway l experimented with...
  16. lucionk

    Carpet Fresh in wool rug

    I picked up a wool area rug to clean and under it was a lot of carpet fresh. My question is will it wick up to the top (like it does on commercial grade)? Never have it come up on a pile but never had it that l know of in wool.
  17. lucionk

    Wicking with cgd

    I am about to clean about 4000 ft of cgd withe a few wick back spots. The client told me the last cleaner said the spots are something in the concrete wickin up. Never heard this before. Not sure if she meant that it was a spill that soaked the subfloor or something actually coming out of the...
  18. lucionk

    Bane base unit belts

    Does anyone know which belts fit the bane base unit? Thanks
  19. lucionk

    Gloves & Chems!

    The only thing that I glove up for is when using urine rinse. Turns the skin on my hands chalky white.
  20. lucionk

    Amp Draw

    Wondering how much power I am consuming per hour with a 9 amp draw. In terms of the cost that is. Just want a dollar figure to give the custy in the event they complain since I plug in to their home.
  21. lucionk

    PO Box or RR Box for business

    Always had a PO box for my business. We have just put up a RR box for my home and considered using that address for business. Is that secure? I cringe to think that checks might be stolen.
  22. lucionk

    Carpet wear question

    Thanks again. I wonder if the dinge away stuff would help.
  23. lucionk

    Carpet wear question

    More like a berber. I say commercial because it doesn't have a pad. Something he bought slightly used for a room he added.
  24. lucionk

    Carpet wear question

    Thanks. Don't think its carpet fresh or any other powder cleaner/deodorizer. Had that nightmare before. It vanishes visually once it gets wet but this is still visible just after cleaning. I did find out how to get that sh*t up.........50/50 vinegar and water. Works better than any rinse I...