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  1. pgcleaner

    Going to all VLM

    Yeah. Kinda pricey though for a buffer with bigger wheels on it though.
  2. pgcleaner

    Any Milwaukee, WI carpet cleaners?

    I love Google Ads. If you do it right it's almost instantaneously profitable. Did you know that there are about 4000 people searching Google to hire a carpet cleaner per month in the city of Milwaukee? The fact is that when people search Google for a service, it's because they are intent on...
  3. pgcleaner

    Going to all VLM

    Ecapstore.com sells a 'swirly' basically a beefed up 175.
  4. pgcleaner

    Wintertime VLM

    Yeah I think the 4 steps of vacuum, spray, CRB, then OP machine can get you 95% of what a TM will do. Check this out: Pre spray with a pH of about 9.8 (Vacaway Blast Combo my favorite) Then wet your pads with some Vacaway Safe-N-Soft (pH 4). Leaves the carpets feeling soft and clean.
  5. pgcleaner

    Going to all VLM

    Haha. Ok I will go with the Vibe. I ran into an interesting situation today. A dark brown, shaggy carpet that was pretty greasy from a dog and people's feet. I chickened out and used the TM after agitating with the CRB. Turned out ok. Can never really make greasy carpet feel good to the touch...
  6. pgcleaner

    Going to all VLM

    Thanks for the tips. I do most residential, but I have done a few commercial jobs. I don't mind pre spraying ahead of my self though. I feel like the extra dwell time is nice. I saw the Orbot Vibe without the sprayer. I would love to get one. Either that or the Challenger. I like that the Vibe...
  7. pgcleaner

    Wintertime VLM

    My favorite tool.
  8. pgcleaner

    Residential Apartment Cleaning

    Yeah, pretty sure 'garbage juice' is listed as one of the excluded stains. Thought I read that in a Shaw pamphlet once...
  9. pgcleaner

    Going to all VLM

    I am considering going with this method. CRB then Orbot Vibe for residential. 3 gallon spotter for when it's needed. Truck mount maintenance is pretty expensive. Seems like it's always something. If you make 100k per year with your TM, then your spending at least 5k on maintenance. The Orbot...
  10. pgcleaner

    When to not go VLM

    The Orbot Vibe is CRI approved, same as the El Diablo Truck Mount, and the Rug Doctor...
  11. pgcleaner

    I'm switching methods

    Thanks! I can rent one from my local distributor! I'll have to get my hands on one!
  12. pgcleaner

    I'm switching methods

    Thanks. I love the idea of being mostly VLM with a HWE spotter for tough spots, urine and upholstery. Seems like the best ROI in colder climates, where truck mount maintenance will cost you $5k per year or more. Plus you can drive more fuel efficient vehicles. VLM hits on all the pain points...
  13. pgcleaner

    I'm switching methods

    How did it go?
  14. pgcleaner

    Complete Carpet Cleaning Business For Sale

    How do you feel about starting a new carpet cleaning company in a place like Milwaukee, WI? Brutal winters that last 5 months with temps at or well below freezing. I'd love to know your thoughts on this.
  15. pgcleaner

    Mytee Escape or PE500 ?

    I have gotten to use a few different truck mounts and electric portables in the last 9 months. Learning more about vacuum relief, engines, heat exchangers, and maintenance has been very interesting. Any ETM users that switched from a gas TM?
  16. pgcleaner

    Chemicals

    I have been using encaps for my pre sprays as well.
  17. pgcleaner

    Marketing and ROI - without pricing distraction please

    1. Google Local Service Ads (Google Guaranteed). 2. 'Call only' Google Ads. That way one click equals one phone call. You don't have to worry about people bouncing off your landing page. 3. Google my Business (Local SEO). These are essentially free clicks. There is a formula to triple the...
  18. pgcleaner

    Any Milwaukee, WI carpet cleaners?

    Thanks. I am from Milwaukee originally, but I have been living in Portland for about 10 years. Carpet cleaning for about 9 months now, and I really like it. Oregon's governor destroyed my food service business downtown, so I switched to a home service business. I am planning on moving back...
  19. pgcleaner

    Chemicals

    Haha no. I want to get away from using oxidizers, as much as possible. I rely on them too heavily, and they are not the safest class of chemicals for us cleaners to be exposed to every day. I also am struggling a little with my efficiency. I am looking to add a fresh water tank, and having...
  20. pgcleaner

    Chemicals

    Thanks. I am trying to speed up my operation as much as possible. Looking for a chemical with good cleaning and oxidizing properties. Preferably one that works well in an inline sprayer, and can me mixed well ahead of time. Is it safe to use on high-end nylon? What about older nylon, or wool?
  21. pgcleaner

    Chemicals

    I love the linen scent in the new powdered Prochem All Fiber Rinse. Have yet to try the Ultrapac Extreme. Does it really take organic stains out?
  22. pgcleaner

    what is this business worth? Copied and pasted from Craigslist

    There's a sucker born every minute... Find a goober with 9-5 job they hate. Take them on a ride along for a $1000 day. Bring a banker on the ride along too..
  23. pgcleaner

    Any Milwaukee, WI carpet cleaners?

    Anyone working in the Milwaukee area?
  24. pgcleaner

    Chemicals

    I am curious about Rocket. I almost always use oxidizer and citrus additives. My go to is the Blast combo from Vacaway. Is Rocket stable once it's mixed up, say in a hydroforce jug?
  25. pgcleaner

    Chemicals

    I love the simplicity. What do you like about using that combo the most?