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  1. Scott W

    Seattle area carpet cleaner

    I am looking for a carpet cleaner(s) to recommend to a disabled lady living in the Seattle area (zip code 98125). I understand she has two cats. Likely urine issues although she says she has inspected carpets with a black light and amber goggles and only found hairballs. She is a fan of enzyme...
  2. Scott W

    New bonnets

    Had to close down my side business VLM cleaning. I have over 60 pads / bonnets for encapsulation cleaning and other uses. Fit 17" to 20" OP machines or 175 RPM floor machines. A few different brands. Still in original boxes. Buy them all for 50% discount. Or buy some at 33% discount. There are...
  3. Scott W

    Carpet Cleaner Needed Long Beach CA

    I have a request to recommend a cleaner who serves zip code 90808 near Long Beach. Residential carpet with some dog urine. Prefers someone who uses HWE and Bridgepoint products. If you are interested in handling this, let me know.
  4. Scott W

    Grow Your Restoration Business - June 20th Detroit

    June 20th A restoration event worth driving or flying in to attend. This event will be a great opportunity for anyone who wants to increase their restoration business or get started. Any question you have answered by an adjuster who has 30+ years experience. Past attendees say it...
  5. Scott W

    Stone, Tile & Grout manuals

    Greetings All, I have 7 copies of my training manual for cleaning Stone, Tile & Grout left. Available at no charge until they are gone. Send a request by email to Schyler Lewis slewis@interlinksupply.com Please, include your name and company name.
  6. Scott W

    Chemicals

    We often have discussion of chemical safety here. Sometimes references to what may or may not be in a products are used for marketing purposes, even "green washing" (Claims of being green that don't really have any significance). I think this article is good material to use when responding to...
  7. Scott W

    Odor Control Job Available

    I was asked to recommend someone for a small odor control job in Breaux Bridge, LA. This is between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. If interested, post your contact info here or email me scottw@bridgewatercorp.net
  8. Scott W

    Our Industry's Loss

    Many of you may already be aware, but it should be noted publicly, that our industry recently lost a great man. Shawn Forsythe died Saturday night following a massive heart attack. Among Shawn's accomplishments was designing the Steam Genie truckmounts, working for several years as a manager...
  9. Scott W

    Hands-On Rug Washing class

    The dates and locations for the next Hands-On Rug Washing class for Your Market are now set. The 3 day class is May 14th - 16th in Orlando FL. This is the week after The Experience, so you may want to stay in Florida for both events. Doug Heiferman, Clark Lancaster and I will be instructing. We...
  10. Scott W

    Hands-on Rug Washing Class - will it be our last?

    The dates and locations for the next Hands-On Rug Washing class for Your Market are now set. The 3 day class is May 14th - 16th in Orlando FL. This is the week after The Experience, so you may want to stay in Florida for both events. Doug Heiferman, Clark Lancaster and I will be instructing. We...
  11. Scott W

    Rug Calendars for 2019

    Have you seen the beautiful rug calendars from Paul Shaper? Detailed photos of rugs for each month along with explanation of the rug. Beautiful and educational for those who love the woven art. Great to hang in your shop if you clean rugs. It tells customers who come in 'there is a rug lover...
  12. Scott W

    Employment Opportunity - Orlando FL

    Would you or someone you know like to work in sunny Orlando Florida? I am looking for full-time employee to work with education department. Mainly entering information regarding class schedules, registering students. Would include assisting in setting up classroom prior to class and cleaning up...
  13. Scott W

    Come Visit me in Nashville

    Friday (October 26th) is Customer Appreciation Day at the Interlink Supply and Aramsco in Nashville. Best prices of the year on chemicals, tools and accessories. Give-Aways, free food, information from many industry vendors and .... me! I will be at the CAD in Nashville visiting friends and...
  14. Scott W

    Move your restoration business to the next level

    If you involved with restoration and anywhere close to Phoenix, here is a heads up on a class you should consider. This is a chance to spend a full day with an experienced adjuster learning how they think, how they select restoration firms to work with, how to get past the gate-keepers and get...
  15. Scott W

    Hands-on Rug Washing Class

    The next class is now about 2 months away. Location is Sunny San Diego. Doug and I only teach this class twice a year and I may retire someday so there are limited opportunities to attend and participate in this class. Time to start planning and registering to take advantage of the early...
  16. Scott W

    The reverse Angie's List

    I recently heard about this website. The purpose is to warn contractors about dishonest, crazy or hard to deal with customers. Eventually there will be a fee to be a member. However, no fee right now as they build-up their membership - ContractorsCustomers.com
  17. Scott W

    Bonnets from Bonnet Pro

    I often get to go on cleaning jobs where we test different products side-by-side on the same job. Recently we did some heavily soiled commercial glue down using the Vibe machine and the Iron Man pads from John at Bonnet Pro. We were also comparing some different encapsulation cleaners. We test...
  18. Scott W

    Iron Man bonnets from Bonnet Pro

    I often get to go on cleaning jobs where we test different products side-by-side on the same job. Recently we did some heavily soiled commercial glue down using the Vibe machine and the Iron Man pads from John at Bonnet Pro. We were also comparing some different encapsulation cleaners. We test...
  19. Scott W

    IICRC Stone and Tile Manuals

    The manual for the IICRC Stone, Masonry & tile class has just been updated. Yes, there are a few changes and new things, but most is the same. We have a stock of the now out-of-date manuals. These have been selling for about $70. If you are thinking about getting into stone and tile cleaning or...
  20. Scott W

    OPTIONS Marketing Program

    Several years ago Bridgepoint & Interlink Supply developed the OPTIONS Marketing program to help company owners market carpet cleaning services to commercial customers. It worked great for several years. But it has gotten a little stale. Still good, but no longer great. This did sell for about...
  21. Scott W

    If you are thinking of buying a thermal imaging IR camera ...

    Some of the newest Flir thermal imaging camera models will have WiFi ability. The current models that do not have WiFi are being significantly discounted at Interlink Supply until they are sold out. 1 or 2 each of 10 different models available around the country if you hurry.
  22. Scott W

    New Types of Flooring

    The flooring world has gained many acronyms in the last couple years and more are on the way. LVT, LVP, now WPC, SPC and so forth. Increasingly greater detail, texturing and embossing to look like hardwood, stone and other surfaces. This is where the manufacturing execs expect the growth to be...
  23. Scott W

    Attention Restoration companies

    Restoration company owners and marketers: This is an excellent class that does not come around very often, just twice per year. Most of you know Jeff Cross who presents the social media portion of this marketing class. Peter Crosa is a working adjuster with over 30 years experience. He will...
  24. Scott W

    Hands-On Rug Washing Class Austin TX

    It is now official - Hands-On Rug Washing class in Austin TX May 22nd - 24th taught by "The Cobra" Doug Hieferman, Mr Rug Sucker himself Joe Roberts, and yours truly. We will be cleaning bleeders, rugs with urine contamination, rugs that could shrink, viscose rugs, latex backed rugs and other...