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  1. TillertheJohn

    Any ideas? Airhog lx extractor motor shutting off at end of jobs?

    Thought I would ask in case someone electrically inclined is reading... I have the myth Airhog LX extractor.. Past 2 jobs it seems motor 2 is 'cutting out'.. running one motor doesn't cut the mustard and probably impacting dry times. Funny thing is, after each job I get back to the shop...
  2. TillertheJohn

    For those considering 'moving-your-business-online', what's the big challenge for you?

    what problem or problem if any for us busy cleaners do you have?
  3. TillertheJohn

    Can I put a TM in my Astro Van?

    I have the air hog /water hog, generator, diesel heater, hose reels in my astro currently. They get me great results. It's probably going be early to mid next week before I can get the air hog re-wired since the plugs coming out are 'toasted' and 1 plug (vac motor and pump out) only works on...
  4. TillertheJohn

    Any DIY 'Cleaning Solutions' that dry to a crystal (i.e. don't leave residue)) for Bissel and Hoover machines at home?

    This question has come up and I haven't found concrete answer online. Any of you know of a 'free-rinsing' type product exists for our homeowners that use these at home? Something that if they (when they) dont rinse out well enough doesn't immediately resell the carpets? **Even though it could...
  5. TillertheJohn

    Super Low Pile CGD

    It feels almost like theres no carpet there! Does anybody have experience with super low feeling CGD and how it might clean up? Thank you in advance.
  6. TillertheJohn

    How best to clean CGD Carpet Squares with water rings and marks from a leaking roof all year?

    I don't think I ever cleaned something like this. The roof seems to have been leaking when it rains this whole year. There appears to be water marks throughout the whole store. The roof has been fixed. Trying to see how I could possibly approach the cleaning of this and if a positive result...
  7. TillertheJohn

    Generator extension cords - Same issue, different cord, same week

    My theory is there must be moisture getting in the plug causing a problem. For the second time in a week, 1 of the 4 cords coming out of the generator was out. (signal light not working and no power) After the first incident, I started keeping a backup cord in the trailer (no sense having to...
  8. TillertheJohn

    Tufted Viscose Area Rug complete with Pet Stains! Any hope?..At all??

    SMH..(I should of brushed up before hand and been prepared to turn this one down) but I didn't so is there any hope for a result or to be able to clean it? Up front, due to being viscose, I did tell the customer that I was going to have to research how to treat it. I just forgot that this was...
  9. TillertheJohn

    Safavieh Dallas Shag 8x10 Polypropylene Pile Rug w/Jute backing

    I want to say these rugs are pretty common and it now appears too be selling on amazon for almost what the cost to have me clean this for the lady. (HWE no pit wash) However, I realized once back at the ranch that this rug has a Jute backing. The customer wants me to clean the back of the rug...
  10. TillertheJohn

    Adding Deodorizers to Scented Presprays a Waste?

    Hey Guys been thinking about purchasing a deodorizer to add a punch (scent) for those jobs when the customer asks for it to cover a smell. For instance; if one uses RSF Black Label which has a Sweet Breeze Scent and adds in some Citrus Solv (citrus scent) how effective would it really be if for...
  11. TillertheJohn

    Possible to ID linoleum or VCT?

    Ive been asking a lot about tile and now this. Like everything else there is opportunity out there. Is it possible to accurately ID between the two and/or is it acceptable to rely on knowledge from the customer when it comes to linoleum and VCT? Customer said it was linoleum and wants it...
  12. TillertheJohn

    Setting correct expectations & estimating tile jobs correctly

    Hey Guys. First I want to say that I am very thankful to all the members and all of the help that has been offered to me. As I introduce our tile service I find myself not being certain if “their” tile will clean and if they decline a test spot I am left not knowing what the result could be...
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    Tile sealed 15 years ago...

    Possible first tile job coming up. Little nervous is all. Trying to prepare for all possibilities. I took three pictures today. Grout lines pretty bad to the eye. Customer doesn’t want to go through the hassle of ripping up all the tile. Interested in the cleaning. He said it was sealed...
  14. TillertheJohn

    Identifying carpet wear vs. dirty lane or area

    So I generally set expectations on the lower side especially when looking at traffic lanes that are darker than the rest of the carpet. If the customer reveals the carpet is old I start to set the expectation that wear could be present. I tell them (obviously) that you cant clean wear. I...
  15. TillertheJohn

    Pure 02 with Citrus vs. Pros Grade Citrus Solv

    I am interested in hearing thoughts if these two solutions are interchangeable. As in cleaning organic stains and oils from carpet. Basically, If I am using RSF or Black Label and I boost it with one or the other will results be similar? Or in other words have you found citrus solvent to be...
  16. TillertheJohn

    Black Label + Citrus Solv + Unchained

    Ok guys I cleaned for a lady selling her now deceased dads home. Nice lady but when she came back when I was done complained of the smell. Stated, that had she known I was going to use something with these smells she would have stopped me. So, my go to for synthetics is a lot of times (title)...
  17. TillertheJohn

    How to Clean Synthetic Area Rug with Jute Backing

    Ok gang I have searched the forums and haven't found the information I need to set me on my way so I turn to you distinguished gentlemen (and ladies) to see if I can approach this the right way. Thank you as always in advance. Based on the customer conversation it sounds like it is a synthetic...
  18. TillertheJohn

    these chairs and 275' CGD in Dentist waiting room

    This is probably the worst (dirtiest) of the 8 of them. What would you guys charge for these chairs (with protector) as well as the 275' CGD in the waiting room? With and without protector? Just want to see what other folks would charge...
  19. TillertheJohn

    Pricing commercial calculating square footage with furnished offices

    When I think of this potential customer in my mind I see the whole office furnished and they expressed its really the traffic patterns they want out. It’s 1093 sq ft carpeted space to be cleaned but probably 25-45% covered by furniture. How would you price this? I factor it’s a Berber type (...
  20. TillertheJohn

    anyone ever use Unchained on upholstery?

    Ive searched but found nothing. To be fair I see on the Pure O2 citrus that it can be added to revive but not on certain types of upholstery. I say this because I think the PureO2 is similar to unchained. (peroxide, etc.) Bottom line is I cleaned a synthetic sectional, know it was synthetic...
  21. TillertheJohn

    Crickets...

    Been crickets for a couple of weeks now.. Pretty good first two months averaging 2 jobs per week but last couple weeks nothing. Maybe its summer time and people have better things to do? thoughts?
  22. TillertheJohn

    Please help!!!

    Just after I mention my confidence is increasing I get these pictures from a job 2 days ago: So I am a little exposed here. I didn't do a fiber test. I was fairly confident this is a synthetic carpet and I, pretty sure I used some black label and I think it might of had some citrus solv in...
  23. TillertheJohn

    Can this be cleaned?

    Long story short. I worked in a building yesterday cleaning a condo. I happen to get talking to the building superintendent and he mentions he isn't happy with a certain 'Dry' franchise as the last time they cleaned he came in after with a towel and picked up dirt off the carpet. So, he wants an...
  24. TillertheJohn

    30amp? cord for airhog / old electrical in a lot of homes here

    Okay guys I really appreciate everyones input around here. Very helpful. Lets see how this one turns out :) I am running the air hog lx. And, since many of the homes are old here I am not convinced a lot of them have the electrical to run my air hog. I could be wrong but trying it in my own...
  25. TillertheJohn

    Protector mixing and leftovers

    Hello everyone. As a newcomer to the industry I am starting to think about using and offering protector. Considering I typically have left over prespray each job that I am not always using again I am wondering if protector can be mixed and kept in a separate (dedicated) pump up sprayer...