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  1. Dave Weidlich

    Are You Open?

    I'm so glad that my county is easing COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place restrictions. We're still sheltering in place, but many can go back to work, especially construction workers and landscapers. There's no mention of cleaning services, though my county's previous SIP order allowed for certain...
  2. Dave Weidlich

    NanoVapor?

    Does anyone have experience with NanoVapor? I saw it on NBC News with Lester Holt and looked up the website. https://www.nanovaporbiotech.com/ I don't understand how it works and I'm skeptical of the means of application I saw on TV. It's like they're waving a magic wand on walls and doors and...
  3. Dave Weidlich

    Interested in adding restoration services

    Carpet and upholstery business is slow because of coronavirus/COVID-19. I'm looking into learning more about restoration services. I think many customers are interested in sanitizing and disinfecting their homes for coronavirus. Also, wildfires are becoming a regular thing here in Northern CA...
  4. Dave Weidlich

    Household Cleaning Tips to Protect from Coronavirus: Feedback Welcome

    Hi All, These are trying times. I hope you're doing well and have plenty of savings. I'm mostly working from home, which means plenty of time to update my website. I just wrote a post with tips for household cleaning that addresses some questions that have come up related to vacuuming and...
  5. Dave Weidlich

    HostDry - Racine Industries. What's Happening?

    Racine Industries, which manufactures Host machines and Host Dry Carpet Cleaner ("microsponges") seems to be in trouble. A recent newsletter admitted to "RI’s bizarre cash crunch experience." They stopped manufacturing machines and other cleaning products. Currently, you can order 12# buckets of...
  6. Dave Weidlich

    Trouble with Yelp?

    I advertised my carpet cleaning business on Yelp a year ago. It gave me a boost in customers, but not enough to warrant the high cost so I quit after three months. Things went south for me on Yelp after that, especially lately. They're calling and emailing me daily and at the same time moving...
  7. Dave Weidlich

    What Does General Liability Insurance Actually Cover?

    Dear Seasoned Veterans, After the Santa Rosa fires last October, many home and business owners were surprised to find their insurance didn't cover many things they had assumed were insured. So, many of us have been reading our policies more carefully. I am currently studying my General...
  8. Dave Weidlich

    Host Dry Carpet Cleaning Applicator

    Fast and easy dispensing of HOST Dry Carpet Cleaner. The applicator has three “smart settings” for light, medium and heavy soil. The applicator reduces material costs by dispensing an accurate, controlled amount of HOST. And, it lowers labor costs. Lightweight and maneuverable, it is ideal for...
  9. Dave Weidlich

    CRB Machine For Sale - Host Dry T6

    Lightweight but powerful. This is the machine you need for scrubbing up traffic lanes and spots. Or use it with Host Dry powder for dry carpet cleaning. Comes with 30 foot cord, rolling tray and black (stiff) brushes. There are a lot of miles on this machine, but it still runs strong...
  10. Dave Weidlich

    Host Dry Carpet Cleaner - T6 Machine (CRB), Rolling Tray, Power Cord, Brushes

    The Host Dry Extraction machine uses the Host micro-sponges and is ideal for cleaning Oriental rugs, Persian rugs and other area rugs of wool, silk or other natural fibers as well as synthetic fibers. It also works well with wall-to-wall carpet. Besides cleaning and sanitizing carpet, it leaves...
  11. Dave Weidlich

    Handle and Cord for Host T6 Carpet Cleaner

    I have some extra Host T6 Carpet Cleaner (CRB machine) equipment that I no longer need. This is a used - in good condition - handle for a Host Dry Extraction Carpet Cleaning System T6 machine Also included: an end cap for the handle and brand new 12' cord, which fits a Host T6 machine...
  12. Dave Weidlich

    Host Dry Extraction T6 Machine for Sale (CRB)

    The Host Dry Extraction machine uses the Host micro-sponges and is ideal for cleaning Oriental rugs, Persian rugs and other area rugs of wool, silk or other natural fibers as well as synthetic fibers. It also works well with wall-to-wall carpet. Besides cleaning and sanitizing carpet, it leaves...
  13. Dave Weidlich

    A Carpet Cleaning Horror Story

    A few weeks ago, I made a bid to clean the carpet in the lobby of an office building. I lost out to another company. Their bid was lower. I was disappointed because we had cleaned this carpet a few years earlier and we were successful in removing all of the spills and spots. The carpet was...
  14. Dave Weidlich

    Host Dry Brushes

    I have some extra brushes for the Host Dry brush system that I'm letting go of. If you have a Host Reliant, Freestyle or T6 machine, these will fit. Gold - Soft brush set of two in like-new condition. These are good for delicate area rugs and carpet, Oriental rugs, wool, silk, etc. Black -...
  15. Dave Weidlich

    Need a Counter Rotating Brush Machine? (CRB)

    I have a Host T6 machine I'm willing to part with. It works well and comes with the tray, cord and two sets of brushes (soft and stiff). I'll even throw in some Host micro-spongers. Great for dry cleaning area rugs, carpet, tile and grout, even linoleum. See more HERE
  16. Dave Weidlich

    Saving Water in CA

    With the drought in CA and the governor asking for 25% reduction in water use, are any of you seeing less demand for hot water extraction carpet cleaning (HWE)? Three Questions for those doing business in California: 1. How much water do you use to clean the carpet in a typical house, say 1500...