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  1. Richard Baldwin

    Richard Baldwin, Expert Carpet Care Meaford

    Rob, how can a post be any more reported when admins and moderators were involved directly? For those that don't believe my complaint, look at the threads and read it for themselves. In the "falcons" thread, it starts off with a few lowlifes attacking another poster. When I jumped in to...
  2. Richard Baldwin

    Richard Baldwin, Expert Carpet Care Meaford

    I just came across this on google. I feel entitled at least to one rebuttal since I'm being attacked on the internet by TMF posters once again. I don't expect anyone to care at this point, but for what it's worth: It had nothing to do with the cleaner of the year thread, it didn't even have...
  3. Richard Baldwin

    Barter, Barter, Barter........

    Unfortunately my dentist doesn't have enough carpet to be worth any sort of dental barter and he only gets me to clean it every second year. However I love to barter for anything I may find useful. The latest I bartered with a Church for Gym time with my daughter over the winter months.
  4. Richard Baldwin

    How do you get black marks out of vct tile

    Another option is the square scrub perhaps? With weights and heavier grit.
  5. Richard Baldwin

    Attempting a repair I've never done before

    Oh definitely getting a cleaning again, but just a steam cleaning top side. I'll be glueing this backing back on but may not be till I get back from Holiday. Customer doesn't want the rug back so I'll be seeing if I can sell this one if I repair it successfully.
  6. Richard Baldwin

    Attempting a repair I've never done before

    I started this on the facebook page but I thought maybe readers here could benefit from my journey into area rug repair. Long story short goes like this: -Customer drops off a wool tufted rug contaminated with urine -Our shop techs decide to do a submersion cleaning. -After submersion cleaning...
  7. Richard Baldwin

    How do you get black marks out of vct tile

    How about a small palm sander and some 120 grit, followed by 220 grit sandpaper just on the spot, then do the waxing after?
  8. Richard Baldwin

    Pump ups vs. in line sprayers....

    I have done experiments on this too Jim, because I often wondered if the prespray was really doing anything or was I just being conned by the chemical industry? I would try spraying just half the room, or mixing super light dilution ratios. My prognosis in the end is that prespray does make...
  9. Richard Baldwin

    My reviews and opinions on the pre sprays I've tested.

    I'm worried about dumping vinegar into the fresh water tank. The chem injection is designed to bypass those seals that can degrade with too much acidity. Chem jug really dilutes the heck out of it though, I used to try running deo through it and it just wouldn't come out strong enough without...
  10. Richard Baldwin

    Red stain removal question.

    You are probably better off to give it a quick rinse with the wand after you are satisfied that you got the red stain out. Leaving chem residue is never good, unless it was a peroxide treatment or encap.
  11. Richard Baldwin

    Pump ups vs. in line sprayers....

    Double check your dilution ratio. Are you using a yellow tip and mixing 6 scoops of powder, or filling to the line with liquid? You should be able to get around 1000 sq ft out of one mixed jug, and I'm a bit of a heavy sprayer compared to most.
  12. Richard Baldwin

    How do you get black marks out of vct tile

    I have run into some problems with black marks especially burn, rubber or drag marks. The black pad and stripper wont do it. I've tried concrete polishing pads with no luck either. I have often wonder if you could just sand it all with an orbital and fine paper then re-wax?
  13. Richard Baldwin

    My reviews and opinions on the pre sprays I've tested.

    Im just worried they are going to stop making it. Or change it somehow. Especially since I just heard Bridgepoint just got bought out by a company with a reputation for lower service. Let's hope everything turns out.
  14. Richard Baldwin

    My reviews and opinions on the pre sprays I've tested.

    Jim I've recently just started experimenting with cleaning vinegar as my rinse. Im up to a 1/2 gallon in the chem jug, top with water and mix 2-3 gph but Im getting no vinegar fragrance at all when I clean. I seem to be going through the jug and wonder if I need to mix it stronger. At the...
  15. Richard Baldwin

    My reviews and opinions on the pre sprays I've tested.

    Mix it the same as most powders. 6 scoops into the hydroforce. Use hot water right from the truckmount. Really heavy soil you may have to spray and extract a second time. No dwell time is required.
  16. Richard Baldwin

    My reviews and opinions on the pre sprays I've tested.

    Nobody has mentioned Clean free? The ultimate pre-spray, the be-all and end-all. The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I say put aside all those nasty detergent based, butyl laced carcinogenic chems and use something that is not only safe and odorless, but outcleans them all. I like...
  17. Richard Baldwin

    Has any body ever used there truckmount to suck out there septic tank?

    Don't forget about the fact that your truck is going to stink like an outhouse for weeks after no matter how much you clean it.
  18. Richard Baldwin

    Are we spoiled as carpet cleaners?

    It was quite a while ago, but email Jeff Cross at Cleanfax to see if he still has it.
  19. Richard Baldwin

    Re stretching carpet

    And think about how big this job is too. You don't want to tackle a giant on your first time. Start with smaller jobs and work your way up. tons of videos online to give you some insight too, like this one I just linked from a random search:
  20. Richard Baldwin

    Dog smell in rug...

    We have some seriously doggy smelling rugs hanging in the shop right now, AFTER the cleaning. Customer doesn't want to pay for submersion, just a two sided steam cleaning. I found benefact doesn't seem to have an effect on animal odor, but the Spice air from Bridgepoint worked better. I...
  21. Richard Baldwin

    Are we spoiled as carpet cleaners?

    Not trying to downplay your job, but we just did VCT today which I kind of consider janitorial and still made over $100 an hour. Another job yesterday was a bit of Janitorial wiping out cupboards in an empty house. We charged $120 and it took us less than 2 hours. I think the mindset has to...
  22. Richard Baldwin

    $665 for the tool, $930.85 to ship it to me.

    Todd I can't buy anything off ebay. I stopped using it for a few years (many years ago) and during that time someone hacked the account and used it to spam. Ebay thinks it's me and will not allow me to have an ebay account. I have not been able to use ebay for almost eight years now.
  23. Richard Baldwin

    $665 for the tool, $930.85 to ship it to me.

    Thanks for responses and suggestions guys. I have my regular supplier checking into it for me. I also got some more reasonable quotes from other companies since then. I always liked https://shop.truckmountforums.com, but they need to realize they are getting shafted by the shipping company they deal with. For example...
  24. Richard Baldwin

    $665 for the tool, $930.85 to ship it to me.

    There are a lot of great things about living in Canada, but being in the carpet cleaning business isn't one of them. This is a good example of why I say Americans have it so good when it comes to tools and supplies. https://shop.truckmountforums.com quoted me this the other day. Im only about a three hour drive from...
  25. Richard Baldwin

    It's perfectly clear and customer's walk through with ease!

    Best new idea I've seen this year. When do they go on sale?