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  1. longkenn

    Today is an extremely sad day

    Been there. Lost my father the day after our wedding. He lived to see all his sons get married. He had a 6 1/2 year battle with prostate cancer. He made himself a guinea pig for an experimental treatment. He said he wanted to do it so that they might be able to develop better treatments so that...
  2. longkenn

    Worx sprayer mods?

    How long have you been using it?
  3. longkenn

    Should we bring back the IPS Sprayer with the newer V8?

    Do a lot of testing. Abuse it and see if it holds up. That thing lasted me less than two months. Then tell us how much you used it and if there are any problems with it. This product made me question any endorsements of products since it was such a dog in my opinion.
  4. longkenn

    Worx sprayer mods?

    Time saver if you ask me.
  5. longkenn

    Worx sprayer mods?

    This looks like a beast of a sprayer. Petra Sprayer 12 Gallon
  6. longkenn

    Worx sprayer mods?

    great for a little while. The base of mine fell off. The screws came out of the plastic. The pump quit. The thing lasted about 4 months.
  7. longkenn

    I am in the wrong business!!!

    This "Art" sold for $120,000 dollars! Actually, there were two similar pieces of "Art" that sold for this price. The third piece of art was unable to be sold as another artist removed said "Artwork" and ate it. I think it proves P.T. Barnum correct when he said that there was a sucker born every...
  8. longkenn

    Water Damaged Tiles - any way to fix it?

    Looks like efflorescence to me. Just my two cents worth.
  9. longkenn

    If you don't have dye, use tea!

    I was called about a sisal rug that the customer thought had drywall dust on it. It had been cleaned by another company but looked worse after they cleaned it. I attempted to clean the rug in the poorly lit room it was in. The light area remained and looked like drywall dust that had possibly...
  10. longkenn

    Appraising Existing Company

    Think of this. You are buying a business that needs a serious turnaround. It has lost one half of its revenue in fairly recent times. The industry average says as a whole a carpet cleaner loses 1/3 of its customers each year so you have to constantly be adding, not losing, customers. This...
  11. longkenn

    VCT refinish, how to remove impurities from the air?

    Yep, go into a hair salon and try speeding up the drying process with fans...:rage::rage::rage: Go ahead......Ask me how I know that one!
  12. longkenn

    I just got shut down by the police for cleaning at 6 PM!

    What is that gibberish? It is not even a grammatically correct sentence nor is it punctuated. So, take your best practices to someplace that cares.
  13. longkenn

    I just got shut down by the police for cleaning at 6 PM!

    https://library.municode.com/hi/county_of_maui/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT9PUPEMOWE_CH9.36NOCO Noise only applies to vehicles using sound amplification equipment. Your equipment has noise cancelling equipment (silencer(s)) on the blower. Tell the cop to show you the code you are...
  14. longkenn

    I just got shut down by the police for cleaning at 6 PM!

    What city were you in? I will look up the municipal code and then next time the police show up just have a copy of the law. Show it to them and tell them they can come and check after 10:00 P.M. to see if you are still there. Just because he has a badge, gun and handcuffs doesn't mean a cop...
  15. longkenn

    Goodbye Prochem, forever...

    LOL Yep, I did 52 takes on a segment of a sales training video and never got it right. If I remembered my lines my coactor forgot hers. If we both managed to get our lines right the stupid mixer I was "selling" to her would malfunction. Finally, I asked them if we could use a different prop but...
  16. longkenn

    Local Interlink Distributor Lied To Me

    Epson used to make just about all the printers for computers regardless of what name was stamped on them. I used to work for Datapoint Corporation and we made our own computers but we built computers that had the Honeywell label on them. Honeywell paid to have "higher" quality standards. For...
  17. longkenn

    Local Interlink Distributor Lied To Me

    If you want the truth, the products are made by Bridgepoint, but reformulated (slightly) and rebranded with a private label so they are "different" but essentially the same. This happens in all industries. For example, do you like Kroger peanut butter or do you like Skippy peanut butter...
  18. longkenn

    Quick question about mildew smell

    If you go the VLM route then at least use Encapuclean O2. It would be better for mildew.
  19. longkenn

    I need a mentor

    I started when I was 51ish. Be prepared for the physical toll this work puts on shoulders and such. Everyone I know in the business that has been in it for any length of time complains of shoulder pain. I am no different. At the end of the day my shoulder is screaming! Repetitive motion will do...
  20. longkenn

    Judson Re-engineering

    He melted the plug wire, not the plug itself.:rolleyes:
  21. longkenn

    Pricing

    Charge what you need to charge. Don't be too cheap. Cheap will bite you! There are two gas stations in this area. One is directly across the road from the other. One stays $0.15 higher than the other. They both stay busy.
  22. longkenn

    bad review

    Chalk it up. It will not be the last bad review you get. In fact, once one is written then often others will follow. Then you will get some of the glowing reviews that will offset the bad. Just keep striving to give great service and it will even out in the long run.
  23. longkenn

    Please help meeeee! Restaurant deep clean advice

    If a job is large and I know It will take more than I expect then I always bid very high. If I don't get the job them I don't lose sleep over it. If I do then I make money and I can always go to the customer and say, "You know what? This job took less time than I anticipated and so I am going to...
  24. longkenn

    Please help meeeee! Restaurant deep clean advice

    In most localities you have to go to a waste water treatment plant and pay to dump extremely greasy water. It is illegal, though rarely enforced, to dump extremely greasy water in the sewer system. If it overloads the grease traps then it enters the waste water treatment plants and damages...
  25. longkenn

    New to the business

    Where are you located?