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    Can VLM solve residue problems?

    It’s best to rinse it, but there are some techniques that have been used to vlm to remove the residue, eg. using a rinse agent and wiping the fibers. But my first choice would be rinsing.
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    VLM powder cleaner

    Also: have you tried Green Dragon by encapstore? That’s also super good.
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    VLM powder cleaner

    Bonnet Pro Radical Rinse does really well.
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    Those that pre-vacuum

    By that argument you shouldn’t agitate the carpets after prespray because you’re not using the truck. Your customers aren’t paying for the truck— they’re paying for expertise. If the average job ticket increases, then you can justify it. I hear you... it’s not your business model. You could...
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    Those that pre-vacuum

    I include the time for vacuuming in the cost because it is CODB. If your margins are that thin, you might consider raising your per area or sqft price to include it.
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    Jute Rug?! No idea how to clean! Help Please

    How about this: I’m not bold enough to try any other method. I’ve seen some folks who have used more moisture and dried it quickly, but I don’t have the courage.
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    Jute Rug?! No idea how to clean! Help Please

    I only use compound for jute.
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    Encap or....

    That looks like encap would take care of that fairly easily. What are you using? Will you have extra O2 in solution?
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    Restaurant carpet, gotta go over it twice. Microfiber first or pro cottons first?

    Does anyone have enough bonnets for a Chinese restaurant?
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    Restaurant carpet, gotta go over it twice. Microfiber first or pro cottons first?

    I’d lean toward starting with microfiber since you can rinse and reuse them in a pinch. Finish it off with the pro cotton.
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    Hot Yoga sanitizing carpets

    Wait a minute... are you saying there is a hot yoga studio that has carpet in the studio? That is the nastiest thing I’ve ever heard... most just have the same rubber as gyms and they run antimicrobial over it to keep things like staph from the room. I can’t think of a yoga studio that was...
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    New OP by EDIC

    Is the only thing contributing with the clean is the weight of the motor? That’s what I keep thinking.
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    New OP by EDIC

    I saw that, but that sounds spendy if I can get a vibe for less.
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    Lines on Oriental Rug

    That looks like issues with both pressure and heat because it looks like it might be more than just pile distortion but some stripping of the color too. What did he prespray it with?
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    I have a job interview at Burger King tomorrow

    Best interview question I've ever been asked: tell me about a failure and what you learned from it. You'll learn a lot about willingness to learn and resilience.
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    Encap or HWE?

    That depends on your equipment and expertise. But it's doesn't look bad and would respond well to encap. That said: it's a normal Berber and will clean up well either way. Is it a natural fiber or something? That could push the decision one way or another. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Would it be wrong if I charged more than my techs?

    I'm with Steve: if someone calls and specifically requests you, that's a completely different thing. It puts a premium on your time and experience. I don't think it means that you devalue your employees but more correctly conveys your level of investment. I would warn you that it could...
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    How Can I Remove these Watermarks?

    Low ph. If you're thinking about vlm, then use peroxellent. Otherwise try an acid rinse. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Encapping Area Rugs

    Well sometimes: Just saying. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Company's stealing pictures of your work

    Conversely, they paid someone to do a website for them and didn't even consider the photos to be a part of the package. Some small web firms don't even care about the provenance of images and media. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Strictly Pad-Capping for residential

    I hope you have a lot of time on your hands. The orbiter is very small and lightweight and will take much longer than HWE to get a residential job done. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Chem dry residue

    Ha! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Chem dry residue

    That stuff is like an std for carpets. Unless you're vigilant about pre-vacuuming every single carpet like a madman, it's too late when it's wet. It has a place, but the juice is often not worth the squeeze. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Chem dry residue

    That's HOST. That stuff never gets all the way out of a carpet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Mytee heaters, crbs, trailing booster, etc

    Crb? (15", but would prefer 10") Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk