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  1. rugslayer

    Please Post Your Carpet Cleaning Website Here

    Nice site, but I was unable to get your navigation bars to work. The nice girl would keep giving the introductory speech.
  2. rugslayer

    Been a little bit snippy...

    We are all getting beaten up by price shoppers. Too many people are out to make darn sure our service is at our expense. After all, so many have unfortunately cluttered their driveways with exotics such as cigarette boats, Beemers, Mercedes, five Harley's, other cars that could compete with...
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    Older Prochem Machines

    I have an older Prochem Bearcat Catalytic that is now pushing 8000 hrs.- after a serious cleanup, restructuring of rotted frame and a few grand she is treating me OK over the past several years. The radiator had (and still has) an intermittent leak, and today (Halloween) I seized the opportunity...
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    Bonesaw review

    Bonesaw is far better than most strippers I have tried. For a close second, Betco extreme is very good. Prescription gets a high five from me for durability, as none of my clients will buy into a routine burnishing. Regardless, I check into a large job I did at a social club and the traffic...
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    Two cancellations and I send the potential customer away. Also, more than 4 telephone conversations lead me to believe this is a potential pitfall client. I am very precise in my explanations and explain the process thoroughly. We are not building a house ($$$$), and we work hard for our...
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    Best of luck with this bad situation. I would suggest posting on facebook & other social media.
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    Late cancelations

    Life happens, and loss of income stinks, but I am polite and enjoy the hours off. One cancellation only for that customer/booking and it is noted "for the record" for any possible requested preferential treatment for that customer in the future. Most customers are easy to read over the phone...
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    Hello TMF

    I wish your family the best. Self employment can be great.
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    How old are you?

    56 and going strong.
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    Paying sales tax on resale items

    Has anybody found information on exemption of sales tax payment on re-sale items? I have found a form REV 1220 for Pennsylvania but am not clear as to some of the information on it. I am trying to figure out why I pay more in taxes (property, school, sales, income, etc.) than I am able to make...
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    It is so good to see all the extra details we as cleaners endlessly detail are recognized by some.
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    Simix Surface Solutions : Anyone heard of them, used their products?

    I just used their Multi-Surface coating today on VCT. Previously on the same floor I had used Zep wet-look wax with fantastic appearance, but because many small dogs are in the home, their nails scratched the surface (obviously). I returned (at my cost) and low speed polished out all the...
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    I would opt not to go unless ordered. I was in the same situation awhile back. I did not see the carpets prior to the tenant moving in so I could not imagine anything I said would be of interest. The carpets were a mess. The client (landlord) was a lawyer. I was going to go; on the day of the...
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    $3600 fine for my lawn signs. Any body have experience with that?

    I guess politicians have to pay immense fines with all the signs they put up.
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    Please rate my site

    Looks good. I would hire your team.
  16. rugslayer

    Am I slow?

    I too am slow. But impeccable.
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    Cleaning News Project Whirlwind CX-15 revealed video

    Great innovation. But do you HAVE to read the whole manual before using it?
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    Fecal and urine contamination level

    I had an occurrence yesterday that is familiar to any veteran of the trade. Here is the key and address. Re-feral from Realtor who had switched to another company. Price? My work is excellent and value of service oriented. Too inexpensive to live on at times. The other cleaner had been there...
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    Is a 1 ton van too much?

    I paid $156 this past May.
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    Is a 1 ton van too much?

    Registration fees are more in Pa. for heavier vehicles. I have a 3/4 ton express and was told I could get a reduced fee if I weighed the vehicle (and equipment), but found I was very near the limit. In my case, 8460 lbs., so I did not qualify.
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    Help...pre-spray made couch smell

    For pet hair: I wear a pair of black rubber faced gorilla gloves that wipe away pet hair nicely as I extract (rinse: Matrix all-fiber rinse). I have been happy with Matrix Outset as a detergent pre-spray. This morning I used a mix of Matrix Impression with Fresh and Clean in the mix (Impression...
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    Selling my Rotovac Powewand , What is a fair price to ask ?

    Sell your powerwand? I think you have misjudged this great tool. Great for upstairs areas, and the T & G brushes are great for really nasty carpet pre-scrub, but not so much for T & G.
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    We are expanding into Bio/Crime scene cleanup. Now what?

    I guess an ad stating:"Do you have a dead body cluttering up your home?" would be in poor taste. But on a serious note, be prepared emotionally for what you are getting into, very heart wretching situations. And please, don't go around creating work for yourself in the wee hours of the night...
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    Applying Protector

    I have been using a pump up sprayer with the 8004 tip to apply both Scotchgard or Dupont Teflon protectors. I stopped up selling due to prolonged dry times, and will be trying some of the solvent based protectors. I have also found that only mixing just enough for each application in the sprayer...
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    1st nasty with crb

    Nice job Tom. With nasties like you have, I will wand first (no pre-vac) then crb the detergent followed by rinse. This way you don't over contaminate your crb with peanut butter like smudgies and spread them about. And I never pre-vac a tainted pet area as it overly pollutes my vacuum. CRB has...