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Adam Valencia

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If your in a high rise and are using a portable without auto fill, get the "easy fill' hose like the one Mytee sells and connect one end to the water supply and the other drop into the fresh water tank. When your ready to clean, turn on the water at a rate that when you clean, it is slowly filling up your tank at the same time. If you need to stop you can just turn the water off, otherwise by the time I am done dumping the bucket, the machine is right where I need it to be to keep on with my cleaning. Plus if you have no heat exchangers on your machine it keeps the water hot. No waiting around to refill. Lol! Takes a couple times to figure out the water flow setting you need it at but once your confident its almost like having auto fill. lol
 

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Thank you. Watch for a new video coming with a few new tips and tricks. Check our YouTube and subscribe to get alerted.
 
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This thread is so interesting... I think this is going to help me....
 

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I wanted to start a tips and tricks thread. All of us use different things to make are job easier, faster and that give us lower operating costs. The Fels-Naptha tip was one of the best I've ever used. Well I'm going to start this thread off with this tip. I have more to add if everyone participates.

To cover my quick connects and protect wood floors from getting scratched and from the heat. I cut 6 inch sections of a swimming noodle that are already slit down one side. They are very easy to slide over and take off the quick connects. They work great for protection and are very cheap to replace when they get worn out or dirty. I buy noodles that are my company colors.

I'll go ahead and add one more. This one is for Pre-vacuuming a home. I keep a cheap box of fabric softener sheets in my van. I put a sheet in my vac canister before I start. It puts off a much better smell in the house when you pre-vac and have not had time to properly clean your vac between houses.
Nice tips Thank you for the sharing good knowledge and information, it’s very helpful and understanding... as we are looking for this information since long time
 
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Some of you are going to laugh but it works! Looking for a cheaper method of agitation without going full blown commercial? Look into the Shark Sonic Duo Agitator. $120 bucks will get you adequate agitation for high rise rentals, stairs, etc without having to lug around your 175 rotary. "but its too light, not enough pressure". Go to TJ max and grab a woman's 10lbs ankle wights (Velcro). Strap one of those bad boys onto the agitator and boom. Lol. A little more aggressive agitation. If you want, cut a red bonnet pad into two rectangular squares the same size as the agitator and you have even more scrubbing action. For those working in really tight areas with few outlets, studios, etc its a great light weight tool. You will feel like a complete rooky while you use it but it gets adiquate results at a low cost. lol
 
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Some of you are going to laugh but it works! Looking for a cheaper method of agitation without going full blown commercial? Look into the Shark Sonic Duo Agitator. $120 bucks will get you adequate agitation for high rise rentals, stairs, etc without having to lug around your 175 rotary. "but its too light, not enough pressure". Go to TJ max and grab a woman's 10lbs ankle wights (Velcro). Strap one of those bad boys onto the agitator and boom. Lol. A little more aggressive agitation. If you want, cut a red bonnet pad into two rectangular squares the same size as the agitator and you have even more scrubbing action. For those working in really tight areas with few outlets, studios, etc its a great light weight tool. You will feel like a complete rooky while you use it but it gets adiquate results at a low cost. lol
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Here's a simple tip that I have done with the center part of floor pads. I reuse it to wind up my hose reels, saves your hand from the heat and cleans them at the same time.
 

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Take 1/4" clear silicone hose and slide it over the loop. Last longer as the dip comes off prematurely.
 

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Here is one for ya, not completely cleaning related but I love it. when you have a storm door that won't stay open, just put a quarter between the slide lock and the shock absorber. The door will stay open then!

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can you demonstrate...not following where you are installing the quarter
 

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Here is one for ya, not completely cleaning related but I love it. when you have a storm door that won't stay open, just put a quarter between the slide lock and the shock absorber. The door will stay open then!

Rob.
Too rich man. I use a penny :p. Or just pull pin and swing door all the way open. But make sure to put weight against it or wind will tear it off. Yep. My storm door was torn off ill admit.
Shiming the holder with a coin is a classic one though (y)
 
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Ok two tricks!

on very windy days, I take a small bunge cord and put one end on the outside storm door handle and the other end on the inside handle of the main door. Keeps storm door from blowing away while working. you may have to widen the ends of the cord to accommodate the door handles.

For the three cleaners left that still move beds, for beds with a middle post, put Styrofoam blocks on top of your sliders. That will lift the entire bed off the carpet so you don't have to worry about bending the middle posts. Also makes it a snap to put tabs under the posts prior to resetting the bed.