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  1. pmathot

    Ever bumped a small job for a large one?

    Many customers will bump you and your appointment, even at the last minute, if something they seem more important comes up or they just feel like not having the job done.
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    How to prevent carpet occupational disease?

    There is a lot of good advice above. Going to a doctor and getting some sound medical advice is worthwhile as well. I get elevated first ribs that can cause issues in upper back, shoulders and even deltoids occasionally.
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    Hydrogen Peroxide

    Hydrogen peroxide can be used without any detrimental impact on wool up to 3%.
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    What's the different about H202 or peroxide or OXY cleaner?

    H2O2 is the chemical formula for hydrogen peroxide. Oxy Cleaner is typically sodium percarbonate. Both products, will break down and release oxygen as a biproduct which helps to sterilise, remove coloured stains, treat odor, brighten textiles etc. Typically hydrogen peroxide will come as a...
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    Polyester Dyeing

    The latest video I watched Chris actually dyes some soda bottle lids from white, to purple. I admit I was shocked it worked, but seeing is believing.
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    Polyester Dyeing

    Rob with all due respect, I think your abhorrent dislike for Chris Howell may be affecting your judgement. Have a look at the iDye Jaquard dyes. I can post a link for you if you like, but they will dye polyester. But here’s the catch. The dyes liquor needs to be incredibly hot, and sustained...
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    Polyester Dyeing

    If you’ve seen the video it’s definitely not paint. Probably a disperse dye. Jaquard sell polyester dyes - but they require intense heat and some time. I’m not personally convinced (yet) that full room dyeing of polyester yarn is possible, feasible, or will look anything other than blotchy, but...
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    One prespray for everything? Is it possible?

    I’m going to buck the trend here and say no. There was a recent article in I think clean fax, which discussed the issue of “charge” (cationic, anionic etc) on fibre, resoiling issues as a result of using detergents that weren’t compatible with the charge required to clean a particular fibre...
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    Upholstery Tool Recommendations?

    I purchased a Mytee Dry when they were first released. Now the tool functioned incredibly well, but had a whole host of bugs. Mytee resolved all of these, and they also replaced both of my Mytee Dry tools. The replacement product has been flawless. Here’s why I like the Mytee Dry. Compared...
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    OMEGAZYME Down Under

    The email to Leo was specifically relating to the treatment of a stain with both a bacterial culture, and an oxidiser. We need to call out bad methodology when we see it, and this is bad methodology. For the record though this is a good outcome on wool, despite the fact the technician...
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    OMEGAZYME Down Under

    The picture of the woolen carpet above; - has a biological enzyme put on it - then an oxidiser The oxidiser is going to kill the bacterial culture. So it seems somewhat redundant. Especially when the culture needs at least 20 mins to start working.
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    What Removes Magic Sand? (green)

    Go to bed mate, your drunk. Sent from my iPhone using TMF Forums
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    What Removes Magic Sand? (green)

    I wonder if TMF will introduce an annual Darwin Award. It looks as though there are a few contenders. Sent from my iPhone using TMF Forums
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    What Removes Magic Sand? (green)

    Oxalic acid isn't hydrofluoric acid. It's toxic to consume, but won't dissolve your bones, and will probably have no effect on sand. Sent from my iPhone using TMF Forums
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    What Removes Magic Sand? (green)

    I'm not sure what Whink has in it, but if it's HFl, you should consider replacing it with a safer alternative. I know a man who worked in oil refinery where they used it for some purpose, and witnessed several horrific accidents. Some truck washing detergents contain it, and it's left...
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    What Removes Magic Sand? (green)

    Todd, I'm shocked nobody has had the good sense to warn you to take extreme care using hydrofluoric acid. It's a chemical that even seasoned chemists are scared of. Wear gloves. Have the antidote, a gel that contains calcium gluconate on standby. This product has killed and maimed many...
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    Congratulations Amy "Mama Fen", TMF 2016 Member of the Year!

    Congratulations. Well deserved. Have enjoyed your posts this year. Sent from my iPhone using TMF Forums
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    Online Carpet Cleaning Training (And other services) PLUS Video Systems

    It was only a suggestion that inspectors are used, where required, to help enforce compliance. It's possible that TMF may run an inspectors course through Steve Andrews. The inspectors would be spread out across the country, and could be employed in special circumstances to provide impartial...
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    Online Carpet Cleaning Training (And other services) PLUS Video Systems

    Tre, If you have a large enough user base, perhaps you could have an Asia/Pacific supplier. Perhaps one of the local industry suppliers could partner with you, resell the education portal/package, and stock your product range. Sent from my iPhone using TMF Forums
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    Online Carpet Cleaning Training (And other services) PLUS Video Systems

    Agree. I've said it until I've been blue in the face here in Aust. For certification to mean anything, it needs recognition. Recognition comes from public awareness campaigns. It also has to be exclusive. It does this by punishing non compliance. So i think it would be great if TMF added in...
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    Online Carpet Cleaning Training (And other services) PLUS Video Systems

    It's about time somebody did this. Good work Rob Allen. You've brought carpet cleaning into the current decade, unlike the other training orgs with supplier dominated interests who have refused to do this. Up till now you could get training for a whole range of bachelor degrees, online, but not...
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    New carpet smell-How get rid of it

    I know of a carpet cleaner here in Australia who regularly dels with this after new installations, and uses hydrocide. No cleaning. Just a good application of hydrocide. Sent from my iPhone using TMF Forums
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    Pet odor

    How does it treat the odour from the source in the backing of the carpet, and beyond? Sent from my iPhone using TMF Forums
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    Ole fashion way, no pre spray

    Steve, Thank you for your reply. There is alot there to digest and I am in the busiest time of the year, so I'll just mention a few things based on my skim read. 74-79% of soil in a carpet is dry soil. My understanding is this came from one study in one carpet by Dr Eric Brown. Not sure if...
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    Ole fashion way, no pre spray

    Steve, if I'm reading you correctly, you are getting at the point that the note that is empty from the glass, the longer between cleans. There is a fair point in that, except that it's incredibly difficult to quantify, and difficult to sell. What is the measure of soil load in a carpet? What is...