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  1. Rick J

    Do you educate clients on their fiber type?

    I try, but with all the polys out there now and their issues with the uglying of walkways, it sounds like we are just making excuses. years and years ago, I was buying some sheet goods for my kitchen. While there at the location which sold all types of flooring , I spoke to the reps about...
  2. Rick J

    85% Wool 15% Cotton Dhurrie

    i am not a rug guy. Recenly I got one for a family member, from an estate sale. A flatweave, as i think yours is . I wanted to clean it, but have no real experience doing this. while not worried at all about messing it up, because it was meant as a learning experience for me. I posted pics...
  3. Rick J

    Portable with rotovac

    sounds like more of a restoration cleaning for carpet that had been ignored for too long. And you are the lucky one !!!(Kidding) I recently got the 360i with brush head. Man, I am not sure I like that clear tube. Seems to never get to clean .!!! I feel ya.
  4. Rick J

    WAIT FOR IT!

    Apple started it, Then @rob allen followed, :p Now Biden !!!LOL!
  5. Rick J

    Wicking problem from hell---Need help!!

    I found, that on these polys , after cleaning and doing a urine treatment, the flourescense is gone. I questioned this a few times, and at some point someone with more knowledge than myself confirmed that it does clean off of those. sort of like nylon or wool vs. a poly or olefin, which...
  6. Rick J

    Wicking problem from hell---Need help!!

    This gets me to doing something really dangerous. Thinking!! LOL Way Way back when new. And discovering the world of IICRC courses. One of the first I took being the carpet cleaning 101, ONe of the Hanks was the teacher. If that tells you how long ago it was. !! But , besides his shoe...
  7. Rick J

    Stains coming back! So Weird!

    Yep, all of the above. Part of the equation is how much /large(volume was the original spill. You realitically can not pull it up from below and out of the pad, if it has soaked in. If you apply any moisture, without completely getting all of the offending soil out, as it dries , it will...
  8. Rick J

    Residential building

    look like carpet squares. common entry apt. hard to get to,,, , if you can , long hose runs. if porty, then most likely no convenient availabity to access to water. , unless they cooperate, and there happens to be vacant units. Hit and miss all adding up to Cimex or op, or even a...
  9. Rick J

    Time to flatten the fear

    I know, Mama should be in Flame Room. !!!! But quite a few are not!! lLOL Seeing mostly using numbers , presented in a certain way to CYA, I believe , mostly without malintent, but definately questionable.
  10. Rick J

    All this mask crap is just like

    Well , clearly Spazz, you underestimated our fine mayor.
  11. Rick J

    What’s the hardest stains to remove?

    definitely, along with mustard(tumeric). basically the same thing. and a lot of variables.
  12. Rick J

    All this mask crap is just like

    I told a a grapics designer I wanted mine to say "I am a f------ idiot for wearing this stupid mask" :p:p
  13. Rick J

    What do you do when you get a carpet that you keep getting dirt out of?

    Reminds me of my car mats. No matter what, dirt keeps coming out. Not that it matters with them. Hosing em off outside forever... But can't do that on your car dealer carpet. !!
  14. Rick J

    Fell into a shallow hole [emoji874]

    I bet you were'nt wearing a mask!!! Serves you right!!!!;):) Those do hurt.. I know. No need to ask how I know.
  15. Rick J

    Who's using Fabuloso and Sally's Hair Tonic to Clean carpets and Tile?

    probably not, but not something most will admit to. !!!:sneaky:
  16. Rick J

    Using the term disinfection cleaning

    SS is advertizing BIG time using EPA compliant products , at least here in Cols, ohio.
  17. Rick J

    No wonder new carpet is wearing out so fast...

    I have a long time client, a landlord. Talk about cheap carpet, When I need to do a patch, of couse I get a donor piece from a closet. Brand new, it falling apart and powdery, loosing face fiber.
  18. Rick J

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

    I believe they are still learning about it. What about how long the temp needs to be up??
  19. Rick J

    Bleach stain polypropylene

    Not worth the trouble. I have those as well. Have posted numerous times about it. with pictures. usually a purplish discoloration. Asking , hoping someone would chime in as these fibers are not supposed to sustain chemical damage, and are marketed as such. But we all know it happens...
  20. Rick J

    Water stain on carpet left over from flooding.

    Hate to admit it, but I have chased shadows , and light refracted through crystal etc. ;)
  21. Rick J

    Bonnet rundown

    Yes both Bonnet Pro, and Releasit have pretty good support. Heck, maybe check into the newer TRS stuff. I have their Glad pads and like them a lot.
  22. Rick J

    Water stain on carpet left over from flooding.

    If there is a smell , there is most likely still moisture present. needs to get completely dry , both for the smell, as well as the wicking.
  23. Rick J

    Wool Area Rug

    are you cleaning it in place? Wood floor underneath.. ? If so, be careful, maybe put a cheap painter plastic drop cloth under.
  24. Rick J

    newbie need help with what to look for in buying an affordable used truckmount and what to buy

    often, used Bane set ups are available. Might work well----- for these needs.