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  1. SAA

    Marketing Tool for Repairs:

    If you knew how to make this type of repair, this video will market it for you. Just sharing an idea that has worked for me. This can be made for any type of work and sent out to one's client base and to leads and to make leads. For those that do not make carpet repairs, learning it, can open...
  2. SAA

    Does Anyone Have a TurboCat to Sell?

    I am looking for a TurboCat turbine vac head. Like this picture. If so, please contact me if you want to sell it. Someone I know needs one if reasonable. SAA
  3. SAA

    Upholstery Diagram - Great for Estimates and Records

    Since so many seem to shy away from upholstery or not care for it as much as carpet, I thought it would be good to share a diagram that can be copied and used for Estimates, for Record keeping and so on. Can you name all the parts? When you do work on upholstery, you can use this to document...
  4. SAA

    The 'Art' of "CARPET REPAIR"!

    I thought I would share a few items that ones may see every day when they clean carpets. This can create a great revenue for those that take the time to learn how to do this work. One nice things about it, you have little competition. The carpet is already broken and it will never get better...
  5. SAA

    Taking and Using Photos? How can you help us to help you?

    I hope this is taken well by anyone who would like some help with whatever their situation may be. Here is what seems to happen: Someone needs or wants help with a floor, a carpet a spot, a piece of upholstery. The list can go on and on. They decide they will ask for help from TMF and many will...
  6. SAA

    Ones leaving and joining TMF

    I decided to just start a new thread rather than answer to or post in someone else's thread about leaving TMF. I mean this to be respectful and I did not want to try to hijack a thread that someone else started. My reason(s) for starting this one was related to why someone may leave or why some...
  7. SAA

    Need someone in Atlanta

    If someone in Atlanta can do all or some of the following, I would like to talk with you. I need a bid on a house in Atlanta for the following: Carpet Cleaning Wood floors (not a refinish but something to make them look clean and better) If you also can install or have someone you work with...
  8. SAA

    Vacuuming: Maybe this is the reason many cannot get 'Started' Vacuuming?

    It could simply be due to Technical issues? SAA
  9. SAA

    Event Announcement: July Carpet Repair Class

    Hello TMF Friends, Due to unforeseen circumstances we are postponing the Carpet Repair class from July 2016 to January 2017. If you already paid for your seat your spot will be saved and for your inconvenience you will be receiving a FREE beginners repair kit including a case for the tools. We...
  10. SAA

    Cleaning in 3rd World Countries...

    I thought some might enjoy this. Not to mean anything dis-respectful in any way, just sharing an ad sent out about this cleaning. I have seen the truck several times and he seems to have a good reputation. I have also found that most working in Ecuador are very, very hard workers. I still enjoy...
  11. SAA

    Repair tool Kit - special

    I am moving a lot of items and cleaning up some items. I have one slightly used Tool Kit for Repairs (here is a link to my website that shows what it is) http://www.thecarpetsurgeons.com/tools/pro-repair-kit/ This sell for 589 plus shipping. I have one used one (some parts are new and some...
  12. SAA

    Neat Stuff - You might want?

    Here are some items I would love for someone to want and use. I am cleaning out a lot of stuff and thought these might be some items someone would like to have. If you have any interest in these items, just let me know. I would like them to all go together if possible. Just think of a reasonable...
  13. SAA

    Upholstery Cleaning Codes - Defined

    I have seen numerous threads asking about cleaning upholstery. The cleaning codes have come up with some of these and I thought it would be good (at least for those that may like to really learn and know what these codes really mean) to understand what they mean and how to use them. As you will...
  14. SAA

    Need repair person in Denver to take care of a small repair job

    Do we have anyone in the Denver area that I can refer a small carpet repair job to? Please let me know either here or email me if you would like the job. SAA carpetrepair841@gmail.com
  15. SAA

    Would like to trade

    I have need of a decent dehumidifier in the Atlanta area. I am trying to help a friend and part of that is getting a dehumidifier for them, (this has nothing to do with work in our industry). I would like to know if anyone would be interested in doing some trading? I have all types of carpet...
  16. SAA

    Circle Bonded Insert: How to Do It and The Tools for It

    I thought I would share an interesting video and tool that will do not only repair work but also make a custom border rug, very easily. I am sharing the video, just to share and give ones an idea of something a little different from what you will usually see. I hope ones enjoy it. Also, if...
  17. SAA

    What do 'You Think?' You may have to deal with this......

    Here are a couple of photos of some carpet recently inspected. While many may catch what the situation is rather quickly, there is more to this than the obvious. What are your thoughts on what is seen here? here is another inspection that looks different but the similar situation is still...
  18. SAA

    What Caused This? (many should get it but for others it may help to learn.

    Here is a carpet I was asked to look at and to determine what caused it, why and ultimately whose fault it was or was it anyone's fault. I will share a couple of photos and just use it as a learning experience for some. I am quite sure many will likely know what it is or what caused it but it...
  19. SAA

    What Is It? Working on Project and got some interesting stuff to look at..

    I was working on a repair and of course I wanted to be able to take photos and video. In the process I took some interesting shots (or at least I thought so). Let me share them and see if you know what they may be.' Here is a small spot/stain that was removed, what do you think it is? Should be...
  20. SAA

    Anyone near Eden Prairie, MN - need to refer a repair job

    If you know how. Or can learn, I have a referral and request for a repair with a Berber carpet that has a small pull in a couple of areas. If you are interested please email me at: Carpetrpair841@gmail.com I can show the photos of damage and give you the contacts This is for a PM. And these...
  21. SAA

    Is It Just an Optical Illusion?......What is it?..... Why is it there?

    Often we see things with carpet that we may not know why it is there or what to do about it or even more important, 'How Do We Explain It To Our Customer'. Here is something that we may often see but I am hoping with the video that it will give a little more understanding of how it looks from...
  22. SAA

    Free Educational Material - Lots of Good Stuff - if you want to learn

    I am cleaning out a lot of stuff that I have had for many years as well as some that is not very old. Some great reference material, some Standards manuals and some great technical information about carpet. Some of this is stuff hard to get and three of the manuals retail for over 100 each. I...
  23. SAA

    One way to 'WOW' the customer - it is not even expensive

    We are always told to be different from everyone else, to do something so that our customer remembers us and in some way to try to WOW them. Of course we all know that we should have a goal of the following: "To Create and Maintain a Profitable Customer" Yet how do we maintain them? Of...
  24. SAA

    Very Large Bonded Insert - One way to re-enforce

    While most BIs are much smaller, sometimes we get to a situation where a larger than normal repair piece needs to be used, fortunately this was one with extra carpet leftover to use. A bedroom where there were pet accidents and the only way the guest could figure out how to 'fix' it was to use...
  25. SAA

    One Possibility when a BI may not match quite enough.......

    I thought it would possibly be of interest to some to see one method (there are more) of trying to blend a donor piece with the field piece of carpet when we perform a Bonded Insert and the donor piece just is not as close as we would like it to be. Here is one that the only donor piece was from...