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  1. palmerdad

    Steamin Demon carpet cleaning machine

    Selling a steamin demon machine. It's older but works well. These things are built like tanks and parts are readily available if ever needed. If you're not familiar with these they cost over $3000 new. They hook up to a hot water faucet with one hose and the other one gets put in the drain...
  2. palmerdad

    Worst tile floor ever!!!

    Todd, of those that you mentioned above, are any of them less foamy? The snakebite that I've been using foams up so much in my waste water tank that it can block the air and choke my machine.
  3. palmerdad

    Worst tile floor ever!!!

    It's called Snakebite from Nutech. I'm sure a one off of Viper Venom. I bought it a couple of years ago when I was training. I don't do a ton of tile here in northern michigan and the floors I do are usually not too bad.
  4. palmerdad

    Do you put your prices on website?

    I post prices. If someone is purely price motivated and looking for cheap carpet cleaning than I want to save both of us time and have them call someone else. My prices are fair, not the highest, but my work is solid, I've got great online reviews, good equipment, and I'm worth the money. I...
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    Worst tile floor ever!!!

    I got a call from a local hotel that has a large full service kitchen. The manager is new and wants to get the kitchen cleaned up. I went and took a look and I've never seen anything like it. The grease has filled the grout lines and is actually higher than the tile or starting to grow across...
  6. palmerdad

    $17,000 Startup, Need some input

    I agree with going used and not borrowing up front if you can at all swing it which it sounds like you can. This is what I did three years ago and it was a great choice for me. I would feel that if I owe someone money that I'm still working for someone else. That's my own personal feeling...
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    What percentage of your business is commmecial work?

    I just started this last year. I'd say only about 5-10% of the work has been commercial. So far I've liked it the least. Commercial jobs want everything at the lowest cost and nit pick about every little thing.
  8. palmerdad

    Official GOOGLE+ Circle Followers for TMF Members

    Wow, great idea! Here's my page, thanks in advance everybody! https://plus.google.com/b/103838571956262528311/+PristineFloorCareTraverseCity/about
  9. palmerdad

    Cleaning brown water stains from carpet...

    The leak happened a couple of weeks ago so I assume its dry by now. I will put a fan on it when done. Just hoping I have what it takes to lift out the dried staining.
  10. palmerdad

    Brown water stains from leaking roof...

    Going out to do an apartment that had some water staining on the carpet from ice dams this winter. Roof has been fixed and now they want the carpet cleaned. Will regular prespray and HWE take care of it or will it resurface when it dries. Do I need to use special chems? If so, what? Tannin...
  11. palmerdad

    Cleaning brown water stains from carpet...

    Going to a house tomorrow that had a roof leak from an ice dam and the water left brown staining on the carpet. Is normal prespray and HWE going to take care of this or am I going to need to use a specific chem. I have protein/enzyme sprays and also tannin type sprays. Just don't want to...
  12. palmerdad

    Pricing on website?

    I decided to put pricing on my website but went with three different "packages" to show people what they will get for what they pay. Sort of a good, better, best model. Those that just want cheap and don't want to know about quality, I can offer my value package. I'll still try and do a good...
  13. palmerdad

    Ell Diablo pic

    Nice. Hear they can really bring the heat.
  14. palmerdad

    New carpet cleaner in Traverse City MI

    Just curious. I tried to set up a signature and the check box below my posts is checked but my posts don't seem to have a signature. In fact nobody's posts have what I would call signatures so maybe I'm misunderstanding what signature means on this forum???
  15. palmerdad

    New carpet cleaner in Traverse City MI

    Thanks Wayne, will do.
  16. palmerdad

    Protecting your company name...

    It was a fairly easy process in Michigan. Pretty cheap too.
  17. palmerdad

    New carpet cleaner in Traverse City MI

    Hey folks, been doing a lot of reading on here and thought I would come out of the shadows and participate. I'm going to be starting up a new business this Spring and appreciate the help and advice I've seen on here and in the carpet cleaning industry as a whole.
  18. palmerdad

    DIY Water Tank set up

    Spotman, after further review the shurflo doesn't have the proper gpm that my unit needs so I am going to go with the Mytee pump which as you point out will have the proper gpm. Always nice to hear Rob's endorsement for a product as well. His video review even referenced its being able to keep...
  19. palmerdad

    DIY Water Tank set up

    Is transferring water from the water tank to the TM what this Mytee transfer pump designed for? http://www.mytee.com/products/c361-truckmount-transfer-pump/#.UyylPfldWSo
  20. palmerdad

    DIY Water Tank set up

    Or mount the water tank on the roof. :D
  21. palmerdad

    DIY Water Tank set up

    In Ben's video's it seems he has a pump with bladder tank hooked to his fresh water tanks kind of like the one from Interlink. That Interlink one sure is a lot more money than the little SHUREflo 12v pumps.
  22. palmerdad

    DIY Water Tank set up

    Here are a couple of pics of the space I have. (Not much as you can see, do need to put away those extra hoses). A 75 gal vertical tank would be the best and I can find them for sale online for $130 but the shipping always comes to more than the tank itself. That's why I'm thinking of the 65...
  23. palmerdad

    DIY Water Tank set up

    Thanks! And if you mean regular garden hose to the unit, yes.
  24. palmerdad

    DIY Water Tank set up

    Yeah, just the freshwater tank. Thanks ahead of time with any input anyone can give as to the best way to rig this all up pump wise.