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  1. Ed Cruz

    Need a push broom for scrubbing in encap

    What’s a good broom from Home Depot or Lowe’s and what type of bristles do I need? This would be for mostly synthetic Berber and loop pile commercial. Please don’t tell me the Grandi POS.....
  2. Ed Cruz

    Pump clutch question.

    If I have my pump clutch off is my pump still drawing water from my fresh water tank? I was just on an flood extraction job and discovered my supply hose from my fresh water tank direct to my solution pump was collapsed..........pump clutch was in off position and my gauge showed zero pressure...
  3. Ed Cruz

    Need some help.

    Hey guys I cleaned this wall to wall carpet yesterday in just one area. Didn’t test it. I’m thinking now it may be or have a rayon blend in it. I used bonnet pro Rocket the HWE. Women called and said it shrunk and feels matted, crunchy and discolored. Should I do a browning treatment?? Like a...
  4. Ed Cruz

    Let’s talk Enzyme Presprays......

    Ok so I’m trying to use up some of the chemicals that have been collecting dust on my shelves. One type I have a couple of brands of are Enzyme preconditioners. I’ve got a couple pales of powerburst. An open jug of the Matrix copy of powerburst and a case of the 9.5 ph Kleenrite Klenz. I just...
  5. Ed Cruz

    Any one use Black?

    I wanna purchase a new solution hose. I’m gonna go 150ft and I wanna try something different than blue. I wanna go 1/4 inch black. I’m purchasing from Kleenrite Corp. I believe it’s Continental hose. I don’t want another Raptor hose fiasco where it was marking carpet and other areas blue...
  6. Ed Cruz

    Worx Hydroshot

    There’s a pretty good deal on the Hydroshot sprayer on they’re site. $127.00 with an extra battery shipped. Thought I’d share. Don’t know anything about the tool but I do recall Excellent Supply sells it. Who’s using it? Any good?
  7. Ed Cruz

    I'm Shutting IT Down.......

    So I cleaned my last job till this Corona mess gets sorted out hopefully. Cleaned the carpets at a yacht club account I havetoday . It was due for the second in a row Cimex followed by padcap cleaning when I was told they wanted a deep clean flush instead. Here I am HWEing the carpet wondering...
  8. Ed Cruz

    Is these grease ok for my blower?

    I’ve always ordered from https://shop.truckmountforums.com can’t remember the name of it but I have a case of this stuff I got for free. My blower is a 47 Sutorbuilt Legend LR I believe. Is this Lucas brand compatible for greasing it?
  9. Ed Cruz

    Moldy hoses.

    So I just noticed that the supply hoses to and from my fresh tank and to my pump on my machine have a little mold in them. My lines are food grade 3/4 “ clear braided hoses. This common? Are you guys replacing them so often or cleaning them somehow. I bought new ones but are there a type that...
  10. Ed Cruz

    Finally found something for Bonnet/Pad storage

    Never could figure out how to store the bonnets and pads. A couple weeks ago the pizza delivery dude left this on my front doorstep. It looks fairly new too. I fit 10 20” & 6 13” Ironman bonnets, 4 20” Monster microfiber scrub strip bonnets and 2 white & red 20”pads. How are you storing your...
  11. Ed Cruz

    I love Micro Fiber

    Love cleaning the stuff.......it’s all over too. When I get a call to clean this I ain’t never Scurred.
  12. Ed Cruz

    Kleenrite Corp.

    I’ve purchased chemicals and hoses for my machine in the past. Just curious if anyone has purchased any of there hoses and used them as solution lines. I’m about to toss the crap Raptor lines I have because they leave/bleed blue on the carpet and even stone walkways. Kleenrite has great service...
  13. Ed Cruz

    I’m gonna keep asking this question........

    I ask this question once a year since I’ve been a member here. What the hell are you guys using for a wall to wall wool machine made carpet for prespray and how are you guys scrubbing it. Let’s say cream colored medium soiled loop pile.
  14. Ed Cruz

    Any luck removing residue on a carpet left by a mat.........

    Any one have luck removing the black haze left on a carpet by that rubber non skid backing they put on throw rugs ?
  15. Ed Cruz

    Anyone have any luck on correcting browning on a rayon rug?

    Have a client who tried cleaning a rayon rug wine spill. She turned baking soda into a paste and covered the spill with it after blotting. Turned the spot dark brown. I came over the next day and imedieadtly realized it may have been a viscose rug and applied a little Chemspec browning treatment...
  16. Ed Cruz

    Who's encapping/bonnet cleaning wool with a detergent with peroxide in it?

    Ok so I've been dabbling with low moisture cleaning in residential. Mind you, this is for light to moderate soiling with little to no urine, bio type contamination. If it's heavy stuff I will HWE. I'm getting great results so far especially on upholstery using Bonnettpros Rocket w/peroxide and...
  17. Ed Cruz

    Velvet

    I have a customer I'll be visiting next week for some upholstery work. She has an off white velvet chair she wants me to take a look at. She says her husband dropped chocolate on it and she tried cleaning it with dish detergent and water. Chocolate is gone but there is a residual white mark...
  18. Ed Cruz

    Bats.....

    I'm going in a couple days to clean some furniture and area rugs at a home that had a couple bats loose inside. The bats are gone now but don't know specifics till I go there. I will probably take the rugs to the shop to clean. The rest I will have to work at the home on. The family although not...
  19. Ed Cruz

    Need a spotter/machine.

    What is the best heated, most powerful 2-5 gal spotter/small upholstery job unit? The mytee tempo looks good. The Rotovac CFX although not heated looks like a good option too. Wouldn't have to keep filling it also and has auto dump. Those are my top picks so far. What say you?
  20. Ed Cruz

    How long is to long?

    Before you dump your water fresh water from your tank from sitting stagnant too long? Reason I ask is I've had a full tank (100 gal.) sitting in my on board tank since Last Thursday night after my last job. Had a couple postponements Friday coupled with family obligations all weekend. I've got...
  21. Ed Cruz

    Speaking of blood.......

    So in eight years of sucking rugs this is a first for me. I can't think of one time I've had to attempt to remove a blood stain from wall to wall wool. Let alone one that's already been tampered with by the customer. She used dishwashing liquid (per the interweb I'm sure) which probably works...
  22. Ed Cruz

    Did a boat, never again

    Cleaned a 40 some odd foot boats carpeting an upholstery yesterday. Awful. Hard to find power, boaters everywhere, and close quarter cleaning. Boat was still wrapped so it was hot as fug. Not in the water and on jacks still so I had to climb a ladder and through a little flap err time. I even...
  23. Ed Cruz

    Fuel Injection Cleaner Question

    I wanna run some Techron fuel injection cleaner through my vans system. Thing is my TM is fuel tapped to the vans gas tank. The Briggs 35hp engine on the TM is new, low hour and still breaking in. Is running a fuel system treatment through the engine while still breaking in harmless?
  24. Ed Cruz

    What is your go to stain resistant safe cpt. powdered prespray?

    Trying to incorporate as many powdered chemicals as possible. So far Chemspecs Prekleen is in the lead. Before I place my order I'd like to hear any opinions on it or other choices I should consider. So yes another prespray thread.......
  25. Ed Cruz

    HX insulation question....back up,

    So I had to open up my HX box to tighten a fitting. Before I close this thing back up, I got to thinking.......What would happen if I were to spray foam the entire inside of the case lining the inner walls? I'd use the Smoke and Fire rated Great Stuff spray foam in a can. Would that help with...