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  1. Ken Raddon

    Vapor steamer

    Then start your own thread. You'll get much better answers.
  2. Ken Raddon

    Do some presprays scrub better than others?

    Is it just me or do other get better suponification when scrubbing one prespray over another?
  3. Ken Raddon

    Give some tips about estimate tiles jobs quote?

    Here is the formula I used for 30 years. Walk around and look at the tile (clean a few if you're not sure what it's going to take to come clean) estimate how long it will take you to clean it. Say on this job it will take 3 to 5 hours. Here's the formula part: multiply 5 hours (always take...
  4. Ken Raddon

    Starting cleaning business need some advice what is the best way to pay employees and how to get jobs

    Really? You're working on and or getting an MBA and come to a carpet cleaners bulletin board to answer those questions? There are a lot of smart people here but those are questions best asked to a CPA.
  5. Ken Raddon

    I've narrowed it down to Air Hog VS The CFX5 help me decide...

    Similarities: Both have two vacs, two cords, the option to pump out or suck to mother ship (thanks for that term Dex) both weigh less than 45 lbs Differences: The color if that matters, the CFX has a handle and can be carried up stairs with one hand the Mytee does not and cannot be carried...
  6. Ken Raddon

    Hardwood help needed

    That looks like wear to me. The old coating is worn through and the bare wood is exposed and it has become discolored/dirty. The ONLY thing that will restore that area is a sanding to expose new wood. Then you can recoat. A "clean" and recoat will not work here because there is no way to...
  7. Ken Raddon

    Please help!!!

    Well I don't normally respond to a thread with this much info already put in writing but I can't resist here. I cleaned carpet full time for 18 years and part of my window cleaning business (I actually added carpet cleaning to window cleaning then phased out the windows a few years later) for a...
  8. Ken Raddon

    Anybody have an Airhog for sale?

    I need a vac booster so if you know of one for sale let me know.
  9. Ken Raddon

    Protector mixing and leftovers

    Do it the easy way... Use solvent protector. That way you can go from carpet to upholstery and the only thing that changes is your application rate. Here are two honorable mentions:
  10. Ken Raddon

    Miscellaneous tools you use regularly

    A sense of humor because you are going to run into some pretty weird s**t.
  11. Ken Raddon

    Has anyone ever seen a solution line like this?

    Can you make it in custom lengths i.e. 35'?
  12. Ken Raddon

    FREE products!

    Let me be weird for a second... You'll use their forum to ditch their stuff and by doing so take a polite poke at them but a poke nonetheless but you wont use their stuff? After their stuff is gone are you going to stop coming here too? No disrespect intended sir, but I think mine are fair...
  13. Ken Raddon

    How much is too much heat?

    When I had a kerosene fire breather I set it at 240° ruined a lot of hoses and valves. When I was going to sell it I turned it down 10° a week to see how low I could go thereby helping to determine what if any smaller <read cheaper, machine I could use/buy. I got all the way down to 180° atm...
  14. Ken Raddon

    Pics coming soon

    I'd take the booster.
  15. Ken Raddon

    Rocket and Radical Rinse

    I have used and can recommend Radical Rinse in any of it's incantations be it Rinse, Bonnet cleaner or PreSpray.
  16. Ken Raddon

    Stripping Brush vs Pads

    I concur a brush is faster, cheaper (in the long run) and saves time. There is no reason not to have a brush.
  17. Ken Raddon

    2 trucks vs 1

    It's an all to common situation. Owner can't find help, owner must turn down work because he can't get to it. What you're having stress over should be celebrated. You're in a position to turn down work. That's a good thing. Just say "no" don't think it's a business sin. With that said I'm...
  18. Ken Raddon

    This one may go to court and I'm not getting involved.

    Once again I am in complete agreement with Todd. I just wish he could spell is name with one simple D I get so tired of wasting Ds just to type his name. Now that I think about it I could have written Todd, with two Ds for the rest of my life and not typed as much as this silly (but very...
  19. Ken Raddon

    New to Stone Polishing - questions

    I don't know what DM means so text me atezerowonsevenwon2wonsixfivefor. <<<I spelled it like that to keep bots from getting my number.
  20. Ken Raddon

    A Customer Seriously Just Demanded That I Organize Her Closet Because I Charged Her $100 for a job

    I went to clean a house and in the master bedroom closet the carpet was pulled up along one wall. I gave him the bid and mentioned that I could reattach the carpet in the closet. He said "how much?" I said "$60." He said do it. I did it before the cleaning and he was sitting at the kitchen...
  21. Ken Raddon

    New to Stone Polishing - questions

    I have the complete set of monkey pads that I never used and I live in West Jordan so come and get them and I'll teach you some stuff.
  22. Ken Raddon

    If you work hard and accomplish...

    Do it for those you inspire and ignore the rest. That's what Jesus did.