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    new guys thinking about starting up

    Hi Alex, It is really hard to say what you will need as you could also be doing tile & grout, Upholstery etc etc. First of all you will need a suitable vehicle to carry your good around. next is your extraction machine, You really do only have two choices unless money is not an issue and...
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    Looking for used Truck Mount

    you should be able to pick up a new amtex unit and a truck for that price.
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    wcc, what did you use on the coffee spots? A little more info on the actual spot/carpet type may help.
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    Pure Clean *New* Website:

    o0o0o0oooooo Ben Surdi vs TMF, im getting the popcorn out.
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    Giving up Smoking

    Man I was just about to start a thread to all smokers about e-cigarettes and look what I ran into :) FRANK FRANK FRANK. 9 days for me my friend :) im on the e-cigarettes, I have had no cravings and love getting my nicotine hit without all the chemicals its fantastic. I can no longer stand...
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    Pure Cleans' BIG TRUCK!

    I reckon hes hauling a 100psi porty with a 2 stage vac and maybe an aw29.
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    How do you answer the phone

    Hey Mike, when I answer the Phone I say "Clean freaks carpet cleaning, Jarrod speaking" It really depends on the customer and I tend to stereotype the person I am speaking with an morph into their lingo. It really does change from customer to customer. some people will just be calling to...
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    How long should one room take to clean?

    way too many variables, are you counting time from arriving at customers house or from after prespray has been put down?
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    Crazy question from the greenhorn....

    Theres a bit of a difference between asking for freebies and getting offered freebies. in this case a guy with little experience is having a reaction to poorly made chemicals that he is pretty much forced to use, I think Scott has done an awesome thing by letting this guy get a feel for what...
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    Is this Setup Acceptable to you Part 1001

    Sorry man but that is just unacceptable. I hope your making enough cash to get rid of that crx :P
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    Who has been most influential to you?

    I think everyone here on TMF has been by far the biggest influence for my business. Its funny that some of the cleaners here in my area that have been in the game for 30+ years are getting advice from a cleaner of 8 months (me) for advice on new chemicals, products and cleaning methods. Im...
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    so if 50 thing have been sold....the average cost of items is 10k??? wow.
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    What's the worst thing you have ever heard another carpet cleaner do?

    Rob i really wanted to read that :(
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    White towel test

    ROB, you should know better than this..... you could clean carpet once twice thrice...or 64 times and still get dirty water in your waste tank...its hard to explain that to the customer but your going to have to try, if you clean again your wasting time.
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    New Truck Pictures

    they are not vanity mirrors Andrew, put them back where they belong and stop looking at yourself whilst driving.
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    Pet Urine Stain- Others have tried, now its my turn

    Marcus, I use a urine stain remover from powerclean, I dont know if they sell it in the US but it has been a miracle worker for urine (also not sure what % it is) dwell time generally depends. I have left for up to 30 minutes no problems.
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    Pet Urine Stain- Others have tried, now its my turn

    depending on the carpet fibre there are a few choices. have you checked with the client to see if it was just cleaned with a wand or a water claw? And personally I have found that peroxide is a miracle cure for stubborn urine stains.
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    How old is "too old" to clean??

    I guess it all depends on the person. Im sure Rob only has 2 more years left in him as hes starting to look a bit frail :)
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    Best Slide In Truck Mount

    it really depends on what level truckmount you are after, for an all rounder without breaking the bank either an amtex inferno or an el diablo (both are great machines) stay away from chemtex and white magic.
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    detergent rinse ve freshwater rinse

    Water is not a good cleaner on its own as it has a high surface tension. Emulsifiers with good quality surfactants (wetting agents) make the water ‘wetter’ and improve its ability to penetrate fibres and release soil making the extraction process is more thorough. The residues that we fear we...
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    Is this how you want your customers to see you on Youtube??

    Yeah he definitely copied the sham wow advert, but I dont know how "funny" you can be in this industry especially if your name is not extremely well know in your area.
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    Post your Questions About Ken's New Drying System Here

    pretty sure ken has gone missing again. maybe banned? maybe mafia are after him?
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    TItanium Tube /SS head

    Jose, from his other threads I have gathered that he does not speak english as a first language... Vinnie do you have any reps for your company that may be able to type up your threads? it seems like you provide quality wands at good prices but providing limited info in your threads is...
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    Duane Oxley -- Where are you???

    Alan, any truckmount sent to Australia is cheaper than whats on the shelf here, and unfortunately we have no companies that provide custom builds. a prochem peak here goes for about 40k and a spitfire 3.2 goes for about 30k.
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    Duane Oxley -- Where are you???

    WOW, I thought this was over a long time ago...what parts are missing Michael?