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  1. Todd the Cleaner

    Think you have it hard with your employees?? Check this out

    Think again. This is a friend of mine in Las Vegas. His employee attacked him with a pipe yesterday. He’ll never do that again. This is exactly why we can’t ban guns. Be sure to click the link and read the article...
  2. Todd the Cleaner

    Carpet repair......need padding?

    While I was at my last job today the neighbor came over and asked if I could fix a hole in their carpet. I said “absolutely” and told them I’d be over in an hour. I get in there and it’s an easy fix but the dog had dug up the padding too and I didn’t have any extra padding on me. Had I left it...
  3. Todd the Cleaner

    CONTEST I bet you can’t identify this.....

    Be the first one to tell me what this is and I’ll buy you a jug of TMF chemical, which ever chemical you want. I’m looking for a specific answer. I’ll leave the contest open until next Friday night (6/29/19). If nobody guesses correctly by then I’ll post the answer Saturday. What is this?
  4. Todd the Cleaner

    So just what exactly is HWE?

    I made a post the other day on my Facebook page joking with my friend Damon about how my tacos had been shrunk shrunk because of HWE (he’s a VLM guy)..... Later that evening I got to thinking that most of the general public would have no idea what HWE is. I decided to google HWE and I found...
  5. Todd the Cleaner

    The scare of a lifetime

    It’s been a crazy couple months for me here. About 2 months ago I had to go to the doctor for an infection I had and while there I mentioned I’ve been having a bit of a hard time breathing lately. The doctor asked some questions and then asked me if I could come in for an EKG the next morning...
  6. Todd the Cleaner

    Call me crazy.....

    But I’m finding myself preferring to clean polyester over nylon lately. 25 years ago when I started cleaning carpet 90% of the residential carpets out there were nylon. Over the last 10-15 years as the industry has switched over to polyester I hated it. I wanted nylon to come back although at...
  7. Todd the Cleaner

    Question for the repair experts about a CGD problem.

    I’m cleaning this office next week and the clients asked if I can fix the areas where the carpet has buckled up. There are only two spots in the building where this has happened. They both appear to be from office chairs rolling around on them. Both areas are about 4 ft round right in the...
  8. Todd the Cleaner

    Bleach you say???

    I did a repair last week where a dog had dug up the carpet in a doorway. I took some carpet from the closet to do the repair. The carpet I patched in is the exact same carpet as the rest. You can see how the carpet has been bleached. You will notice the carpet along the walls matches the carpet...
  9. Todd the Cleaner

    My son just asked to see the carpet machine that blows up LOL

    All these years later I still love this video and so do my kids!
  10. Todd the Cleaner

    For all you guys in the cold and snow...

    I’m running my air conditioner right now :p
  11. Todd the Cleaner

    Great deal on new carpet repair tools

    A local friend of mine bought some tools and then decided not to get into doing repairs. The stretcher has never been used and most of the tools have never been used either. Here’s his prices. Free pickup in Las Vegas or shipping can be arranged. Hi Todd. I’m selling these if you know of...
  12. Todd the Cleaner

    The new year is a week away, are you raising your prices?

    One of the best habits I got into a few years ago was raising my prices every January 1st. It’s so easy to lose track of time and find any excuse not to raise prices. For years when I worked for Coit the prices hardly ever changed. From what I remember prices only went up when there was a...
  13. Todd the Cleaner

    Hey Johnny, I found your new engine!

    Here ya go.... 109,000 horsepower Wartsila RT-flex96C
  14. Todd the Cleaner

    Ok carpet repair experts, what did I do wrong?

    I bought a Kool Glide yesterday knowing I had a job today I could use it on. The customer today had me pull carpet out of one bedroom and then use it to add carpet into the entry over the linoleum that was there. It was about a 4X5 area. She also had me extend the dining room carpet 3 feet more...
  15. Todd the Cleaner

    Speed of TMF...Everyone please help.

    There has been several complaints lately of TMF loading slowly for some members while others say it’s fast as can be. For me personally pages load almost instantly. I would like to ask everyone to respond by stating: If TMF loads fast or slow for you. If you are on a laptop or mobile devise...
  16. Todd the Cleaner

    Bye Bye Rug Doctor

    My last customer has been cleaning her carpet for years with a rug doctor. She told me she just can’t get it clean anymore and she was going to replace the carpet if I couldn’t clean it. I told her “No problem”. She was amazed and speechless as she watched. She said she would never touch a rug...
  17. Todd the Cleaner

    $$$ For re-stretching carpet

    In all the years of my cleaning I never have really gotten into re-stretching carpet. At Coit we had a tech that did all the repairs so it’s something I never had to do. I’ve done a couple small re-stretch jobs over the last few years but usually I have just been referring the work out to...
  18. Todd the Cleaner

    Welcome to Justin of Legend Brands

    I just saw that @Justin Legend Brands has joined our Forum. I’d like to personally welcome him. I have known Justin since he was 14 and we were working at ACE truckmounts together. Justin has spent his whole life working on race car engines and truckmounts. Most recently Justin has spent the...
  19. Todd the Cleaner

    How did you find TMF?

    And what made you decide to join? Personally I found TMF just after leaving Coit and starting my own business. I had a commercial customer that wanted low moisture cleaning. While researching online about VLM when I found a link to a thread here on TMF. I ended up joining so I could ask some...
  20. Todd the Cleaner

    Will you boil some water for me?

    LOL, just when I thought I had heard it all I went to my second job today and they told me how the last guy had them boiling pots of water for him the whole time he was there. They told me what a horrible job he did and how their carpet was wet for 3 days and turned all stinky. Makes you wonder...
  21. Todd the Cleaner

    1 vs. 2

    I have always been a one man show. Even working for Coit we were usually assigned 1 man to a truck. Over the last year I’ve been busy enough to where I can’t do all the work alone anymore. I’ve had a couple helpers but the one good one I had was just a temporary employee as he left to go to...
  22. Todd the Cleaner

    Today I am officially old....

  23. Todd the Cleaner

    I bet my vacuum has more suction than yours.....

    We did an empty house today. They had dogs and there was a lot of hair on the carpet when I saw it the other day. We get there today and the carpet looked pretty good. The lady told us she had spent 3 hours vacuuming yesterday and that she had to stop about every 5 minutes yo dump the hair from...
  24. Todd the Cleaner

    Filtration Line Removal by Todd The Cleaner.....

    So I had a job today with a filtration line and YUP, it came out easy as can be. It’s kind of hard to hear me on the video but at the very first that’s dry vacuuming. I expect everyone who watches this to send me a royalty check every time you use my valuable knowledge :greedy:.