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  1. mike$

    Infared for urine

    This is a good question. Theory is that the urine salts contain moisture(at least enough to ping on a moisture meter 15-30)... moisture determines temperature within materials. Yes I've tried. No it doesn't work.
  2. mike$

    Floor Sanding & Floor Refinishing - Solvent Sealer

    If your sold on water based then go ahead and do that. I have a straight forward theory and it's this: The customer doesn't get to tell me how to do my job, what tools, chems to use. There decision starts and stops at whether to choose me or somebody else. I've done the job thousands of times...
  3. mike$

    Does smoking weed help or hurt a business?

    Mj has a distinctive smell. Even if the customer is cool with it and smokes they don't want you showing up to there home looking or smelling like you've been smoking.
  4. mike$

    Floor Sanding & Floor Refinishing - Solvent Sealer

    A solvant based finish is going to give you longevity. Why would you want to get away from that? Yes harder to apply, yes more expensive, but the lifespan is 2-3 times more.
  5. mike$

    2013 Chevy Express w/ CDS 4.8

    Still available?
  6. mike$


    If averaging 2 jobs week is busy I wonder what slow looks like for you... your starting off. You need to hit the pavement hard and build a good base to launch off of. If you've been in bussiness 10 weeks you've done about 20 jobs. You may not want to here this but your not a carpet cleaner...
  7. mike$

    Please help meeeee! Restaurant deep clean advice

    Honest opinion here. You got in over your head. I don't think that anyone here is going to be able to tell you what you should have estimated without walking the job. It sounds like you walked the job and didn't know what to estimate... Your best bet here is to charge a hourly rate, whatever...
  8. mike$

    Best carpet edging tool

    I use the same wand. Honestly about half the time I switch over to my stair tool.
  9. mike$

    Is this the new way to leave carpet?

    Mabey a cx15 or drag wand was used...
  10. mike$

    Is this white cotton floss asbestos?

    Based on the information given and the pictures provided its about as likely to be a dragon as it is to be asbestos. Your fear exceeds the risk in this instance.
  11. mike$

    Bad adjuster

    On this job is your contract with the company or the homeowner? What state? If it's with the homeowner 1. tell them they need pay for work rendered. 2. Place a contractor's lien against there home. 3. The insurance company has no contract with you. You are not there customer. It's nice...
  12. mike$

    Regarding Termination by the owner.

    Sucks, has happened to me a few times. Unless you have assignment of benefits, work auth, and customer agreeing to pay you for the negotiation process your SOL. During the fires in CA I spent many of day doing the adjusters job for them. Customers would collect check from insurance hire another...
  13. mike$

    Water Extraction in Apartments Parking Garage (Basement) Need Help With Price

    Two ways to bill this. 1. Charge an hourly rate. Add any disposable items you may have used in the process. Don't forget to charge for travel and sanitation of your equipment. 2. Sign up in xactimate. Break it down by line item. Gonna cost you subscription cost and headache of learning...
  14. mike$

    Delicate chair tore while cleaning

    Your kidding... how did that chair rip while cleaning? Is the tech using razor blades for prespray? If you really feel you did it have insurance cover it.
  15. mike$

    "THIS" does not sound bad!!!

    Your starting with a flawed premise with inaccuracy throughout. 1. The degree rise is under perfect circumstances. We're never working under these circumstances. " But if I start off at the normal 110 degree F hot water I could expect to clean with 164 degree water. The size and number of...
  16. mike$

    Is it Scary...

    4 years experiance working a minimum of 30 hours per week as a journeyman. $15,000 bond.
  17. mike$

    Is it Scary...

    In California it takes a contractor's license. -D64-Water Damage Remediation. All license classifications have the same work experience requirements, a minimum of 48 months of journey level experience in the trade applied for in the past ten years. Journey level means fully trained and can...
  18. mike$

    Anyone in air cleaning business?

    REMEDIATION is hard and expensive. Especially if you don't do it right. Good luck to you buddy.
  19. mike$

    [somewhat urgent] cleaning up viper venom

    Can't overstate the importance of relationships with other local cleaners. Everybody will or has had this problem where machines will malfunction. I've found that most cleaners are willing to help you out. A few are d bags. Good luck.
  20. mike$

    [somewhat urgent] cleaning up viper venom

    Go get a shop vac. Or call a local cleaner that may help you out.
  21. mike$

    Selling low hour well maintained TM Sapphire Scientific 870

    Did you buy new or second owner?
  22. mike$

    Selling low hour well maintained TM Sapphire Scientific 870

    What was your price on this may have missed it.
  23. mike$

    Color loss on Wool Rug DUE Tuesday?! Please HELP !

    It doesn't look like the lighter colors were effected? I've had luck going to Michael's grab a marker with the closest color to that grey. Start coloring. If you blend well enough shouldn't be able to see it.