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  1. SAA

    Cool Glide Question

    definitely, also, if you seal the edges with hot melt, it will fuse it together and make it look great
  2. SAA

    There is always someone who will do it cheaper

    It has been this way for as long as I can remember. There was a time one could make money on large commercial jobs at 6-8 cents a sq ft. It was a different time as well: gasoline was 35-50 cents a gallon; vans were 5-6 K; truck mounts were 6 K or so; my first Cimex cost me 440 or so (I think...
  3. SAA

    Lines on Oriental Rug

    EVDOG, Great to hear you loved the class, now you will be able to take care of all types of rugs and by applying the knowledge you now have, you should be making lots of money and long term clients. Glad you were able to 'correct' what took place, you have also earned a great education with...
  4. SAA

    Leather cleaning

    You are very welcome. Hope it helps you at some point. Be sure to do your own due diligence and testing. It also does great in many other areas of cleaning. SAA
  5. SAA

    Lye...

    I hate to be a wet blanket but this is something, that unless you really know what you are doing, you would not want to be playing with this type of chemistry on soft surfaces. Hard surfaces, maybe if you really know what you are doing, maybe, and there are a lot of better options that would be...
  6. SAA

    What is this? (picture) Plus a few other T&G cleaning q's

    NYCraig, Great that you are taking classes and doing research, that is a very positive thing to do in this industry. The photo looks like some sort of elastic type material (a coating of some sort)with a little substance to it, efflorescence is very thin and not rubbery at all, it is simply...
  7. SAA

    What is this? (picture) Plus a few other T&G cleaning q's

    If you are going to be doing this type of work, a Vapor Steamer would be a great addition. Usually a Vapor Steamer with SS Brushes will take off the top surface of grout and smooth it out very well. It simply does a lot more than what most equipment will do for these little detail portions...
  8. SAA

    Leather cleaning

    Alexus, I believe the pressure is about 65 PSI but that is not the issue, especially with the cloth. The 'super heat' is more of the issue, in mu opinion. Yes, it is Nylon on the brush. SAA
  9. SAA

    Leather cleaning

    Tom always gives out great information and you would not go wrong following his directions. I for one like the LeatherMaster Products and used them for many years and had wonderful results. The only thing I would like to add, is something I have had very good success with for over 28 years and...
  10. SAA

    Carpet Stretching for A big Room

    Use a Deadman, it becomes a portable wall whenever needed. The Y is great if you are in a hallway but in open areas a Deadman works great. Extra tubes are good to have but the longer the run the less stable the tubes, they can bow easily but you can buy stabilizers for them. A lot of people...
  11. SAA

    What a Bloody mess!!!

    Very nice!
  12. SAA

    Top Job Nightmare

    Bob, Here is a link for the SS Brush I am talking about. https://interlinksupply.com/?item_num=AB82 When these get hot, they will allow you to smooth out those rough spots along the edges. You can also trim some of the bristles to make it fit in the grout line if you need to. It can be very...
  13. SAA

    Top Job Nightmare

    Bob, What brushes did you use with your streamer? Nylon or SS? SAA
  14. SAA

    Lines on Oriental Rug

    Todd gives a very realistic outline and it is very doable. One thing to remember about rugs, a lot of them have a sentimental value to the consumer that may not always make sense to us, but they will spend more on a rug cleaning and or rug repair than we may believe but it is important to at...
  15. SAA

    Lines on Oriental Rug

    Evdog, For your Cimex, I would suggest getting a set of 4805 Nylon Brushes for it to scrub your area rugs with, it may even help a lot with what you have but I will reserve all of that until after you go to class. Great having a Vapor Steamer, you can likely do a lot of corrective work on this...
  16. SAA

    Lines on Oriental Rug

    I hope you love the class and I hope you learn a lot. Scott is just great people and I am sure you will enjoy Doug. Please take photos and show us how it comes out. Question: Do you have a Cimex? SAA
  17. SAA

    Lines on Oriental Rug

    Evdog, Depending on the conditions, it is very likely you can do major improvements with this. It may not but there is a reasonable chance but it will take a little care. Color is likely to be involved as well as trying to realign the fibers. Being wool, it gives you a fair chance to do so...
  18. SAA

    Lines on Oriental Rug

    Looks like pile distortion. Possibly too much pressure or jets too close to the carpet. Some more photos with close ups would be very helpful. Does you cleaning include any grooming after cleaning? On Wool, instead of a GrandiGroomer Without knowing more at this time, the first thought that...
  19. SAA

    Tap Water Carpet Extractor

    Tater, It is used in many different ways, for me, for most of my career, I extracted after performing all of the cleaning steps, to simply flush out the suspended soils. Many use this for encapsulation work also. One thing to keep in mind, never worry about your competition, do not try to copy...
  20. SAA

    Buying a carpet cleaning business

    Todd and Mike both make a lot of points you want to pay close attention to. The equipment is one item, it can be defined to some degree but a client base or goodwill is not worth much unless they have a contract with them, which so few do. One way of doing this so that you do not get stuck...
  21. SAA

    Tap Water Carpet Extractor

    You got the main idea Todd. Now, if we as cleaners would realize what this means, we would be much more effective in our cleaning and let our equipment do the hard work. This is why those that have started to use their CRBs have discovered what has been known forever (relatively speaking) that...
  22. SAA

    I Love My Dry Vapor Steam Cleaners!

    I always had my charges that I calculated for the work I did. I also calculated my employees for an excellent wage and added profit onto it for the business. Basically everything got charged for. Having said all of that, you also need to know what it cost you to work and what profit you need...
  23. SAA

    I Love My Dry Vapor Steam Cleaners!

    Excellent post! You are ahead of the curve. SAA
  24. SAA

    I Love My Dry Vapor Steam Cleaners!

    Can you share some examples of your work? I would love to see what you do with them. I started using Vapor Steamers in 1988, fabulous tools to have. Please share for all to see and learn. SAA
  25. SAA

    Tap Water Carpet Extractor

    It is not overkill, it is simply following the Standards and Principles of Cleaning. If one does not understand what each step of the cleaning process is for, it may seem like a lot but in reality, it is much simpler, easier and removes a lot more soil. As an example: Does anyone know the...