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  1. Luky

    Tile and grout cleaning

    There were few discussions about purpose of 4 jet tile&grout wand. I used to love my Prochem 1 jet wand, jet was blasting grime from the corners, no agitation needed. 4 jet wand , in my opinion is useful in household setting, for light to medium soiled tiles, where agitation has been used...
  2. Luky

    Does wand size matter?

    Nice, Rob's thread went straight to .... I've always had and liked diferent styles of wands having on truck. . By size, @rob allen you mean width, height , tube diameter and number of jets? 14" wand can have 4 jets, 13.5" might sport 6 jets. I prefer 62" tall with a 2" tube and six jets...
  3. Luky

    Ways to increase job ticket averages for 2021...

    I'm getting my customers ( with bad pets accidents) organically, mostly trough the word of mouth ,reviews, blogs, submission forms, etc. My price per room is around $150. What steps should I take to increase my ticket price? You got to be kidding me! I know you that you mean well with your...
  4. Luky

    I am so stoked to be all set up!

    Welcome to world of not running and worrying about dispatch.... Now you don't have to use one line of chemistry, you can go all over the place. One thing though, don't tell your future customers about history with SS.( JK) Van looks very presentable, lettering is nice, Titan greaat. I guess...
  5. Luky

    360i, Reels, Hoses, Etc, Carpet Cleaning Equipment

    Just convert it to sarcasm and that's your answer. I'll PM you.
  6. Luky

    How much has your truckmount made you?

    Yes, but there is only one @Bob Savage
  7. Luky

    4/1 Hydroforce is much better than 8/1

    National company you're talking about is still on same product-Ultrapac, same process, perhaps less moving, padding & blocking, in& out deal. I value Ultrapac a lot , it's heavy, creamy, alkaline and potent .I love the company as well . Them and the other one with similar process are giving...
  8. Luky

    if you can stand one more virus thread....

    Where are we standing on the virus issue today? The numbers are lot higher compare to April , more daily cases, more deaths , but what changed , public perception and we all used to it( kind of) Yes, we're hearing about horrible stories about young lives being lost, about overall consequences...
  9. Luky

    What would you do

    For steamier side of business " Splash &dash"
  10. Luky

    C-19 Vax-Are you getting it? Good for marketing?

    Yep, Black sea and Slancev bryag. Don't get mixed up, if you reap socialist benefits, you have to adhere to socialist party rules. You might say otherwise, but universal health care system is just that. But what am I talking about, we have enoug troubles with our own healthcare system...
  11. Luky

    Pro’s & Cons starting carpet cleaning business

    As always, we're trying to swing numbers around for no reason ( and I'm still convinced that many ( a lot) of the carpet cleaners in my area are broke) PROS: Having steady, whole year around income with plenty time left for hobbies feeling secure and being able to plan short and long term...
  12. Luky

    Be smarter than the dirt

    I do remember this one and without the doubt I've expected trouble going forward. First of all, without sufficient power ( I know that you're determined and knowledgeable ) that kind of project can became a nightmare. I had similar scenario with a " soul food" buffet style restaurant. I...
  13. Luky

    Let’s talk LVT & LVP

    Yes, you're right, but there will be many arguing that!!! And yet, I'll have soon enough water extraction job in the basement, where there would be underlayment without moisture barrier ( not that it would matter if there is 4" of water present)
  14. Luky

    Let’s talk LVT & LVP

    I like e my dungeon with 8' high ceiling ( can go to 9.5' for an industrial look) . Tiles had been there for a while, still can't find efflorescence. I wouldn't change it now. Workmanship is remarkable. Pattern makes it is non - dungeon-y, grout is intact, looks like tiles were installed...
  15. Luky

    How to clean suede

    Little advice, my friend You'll benefit from hitting search button , it's a great feature, that TMF provides. I'm not calling you lazy, though.. As far as cleaning goes, if you hit suede with hot, or any water, you gonna end up with sand paper as a final product. This soft material will...
  16. Luky

    How to clean suede

    I kindly disagree with hesitation to use TM on microfiber furniture. I have plenty ( 3) upholstery tools with a double vac relief, so there is no risk of engraving nasty lines. I believe that furniture in question is suede, so one way or another, your advice to use old school method is right...
  17. Luky

    Furniture Store cleaning nightmare ! !

    You're very brave man. I like to move fast, 9K sqf open floor buffet took two of us 3.5 hours, I did it in 7..5 hours on my own. Furniture store is going to be a nightmare, layers upon layers of soil, you better sure your chemistry is right. Obviously this is not your first dance... Good...
  18. Luky

    How to buy a used Truckmount carpet cleaning machine!

    IMO , if you've been in the game for a while, don't go for used, go new. The problem I have with a used setup is time frame in which the machine was ( wasn't ) used. In any case, I'd recommend to dissasemble vital moving parts, lube it up and put it back together. I haven't used my TM for a...
  19. Luky

    Wicking problem from hell---Need help!!

    I trust your judgment, however that case was biohazard situation and required overhaul of subfloor. I believe that maggots would love the taste and scent of Rob's secret products.
  20. Luky

    Endeavor 9001 HSH

    How do you like your Endeavor? Heat, or no heat, we'd like some feedback. Are you satisfy with its performance, you should have 30 + jobs under your belt. Are you using 1.5 " vacuum hose, or you " rigged" for 2" diameter hose. Did you opted for a fuel fired heat source or 2000 W heater fits...
  21. Luky

    Do 5 arounds still work?

    I haven't done it, but I have few good clients that do it for me , leisurely sitting on front porch and taking orders for the same day as I'm working in their house. The way it's done, they'll gather contact info of the people who are willing to get their carpet clean momentarily and live in...
  22. Luky

    Toughest spots & stains we run into

    I'm sure that ink runs deep( in liquid form), but key to its successful removal is not to aggravate it ( no blotting, dabbing or any form of agitation) I prefer to use Ink Solv, but any ink remover will do. Short dwell time( to prevent ink from running all over the place) like @george8585...
  23. Luky

    Endeavor 9001 HSH

    Reality check: You're not going to get continuous heat as you think( not with 2000 w or even higher) You'd need 6000 w heater to get serious heat. Fill fresh water tank with warm- hot water( up to 140°F) and then raise the temperature at wand with your heater. You might get 150-160° F if you...