1 Pass Cleaning vs Industry Standard Cleaning (New Video)

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2nd video made with our new studio. It's about hacks and improper cleaning protocol vs industry standard protocol. Too many hacks and hope this helps newbies and sloppy veterans. Let me know what you think of it.

 

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Will admit Rob, I didn’t care for the idea of a online training video. But you do a terrific job at it.
 
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To me one pass is the first stroke up ( to remove dry soil particulate as the vac slot leads, and then quickly followed by a steam stroke, because the second stroke backwards in the same path as the upward path, with the steam off - only vacuum you are getting a dry vacuum stroke up, and a wet one back - for a total of 2 vac strokes.

This is straight up and straight back, and then over 100% for the next cleaning/vacuum/vacuum stroke.

Sorry no V pattern here, but will work for CGD, and depending upon your truckmount/ETM heat as far as being on the upper end, you can also kill some cut or level loop residential carpets.
 
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only question why lift up instead of just keep wand locked and remove more water? (trigger off normal soiling)

for really dirty carpet and flushing heavy with trigger forward and back and double dry extra slow
 
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only question why lift up instead of just keep wand locked and remove more water? (trigger off normal soiling)

for really dirty carpet and flushing heavy with trigger forward and back and double dry extra slow
Agree, no need to. I was just showing how its done wrong and then just 1 or 2 ways to do it right. As I mentioned, I will shoot a video later showing all different types strokes and cleaning examples.
 

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only question why lift up instead of just keep wand locked and remove more water? (trigger off normal soiling)
I lift the wand up at the end of a row of strokes to get the water through the hose. The reason I know this is because my wand has a sort of whistle to it when there is no water in the hose (best suction). at the end of a row, if I pick up the wand there is no whistle for about 5 seconds which allows the water in the hose to clear to the waste tank. I guess I could prove that if I had clear vac hose LOL.

By not lifting the wand, Id just be accumulating water in the hose (lesser vacuum)
 
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I lift the wand up at the end of a row of strokes to get the water through the hose. The reason I know this is because my wand has a sort of whistle to it when there is no water in the hose (best suction). at the end of a row, if I pick up the wand there is no whistle for about 5 seconds which allows the water in the hose to clear to the waste tank. I guess I could prove that if I had clear vac hose LOL.

By not lifting the wand, Id just be accumulating water in the hose (lesser vacuum)
I do it often also. Though distance makes a difference. Lift is much stronger at 100' vs 200-250'.
 
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To me one pass is the first stroke up ( to remove dry soil particulate as the vac slot leads, and then quickly followed by a steam stroke, because the second stroke backwards in the same path as the upward path, with the steam off - only vacuum you are getting a dry vacuum stroke up, and a wet one back - for a total of 2 vac strokes.

This is straight up and straight back, and then over 100% for the next cleaning/vacuum/vacuum stroke.

Sorry no V pattern here, but will work for CGD, and depending upon your truckmount/ETM heat as far as being on the upper end, you can also kill some cut or level loop residential carpets.
I don't know if that's industry standard but I was thought craft the same way, old school. My mentor is about 75 years old , lot of fun, still utilizing 20 years old equipment making tons of money working only 3 days a week. No shark teeth here either.Straight lines, overlapping, no grooming needed ( in most cases).
No longer can afford any industry standards, since jobs are piling up and time flies. I make carpet clean though. If I have to use some air movers, so be it... I call my standard Restaurants by demand
 
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I lift the wand up at the end of a row of strokes to get the water through the hose. The reason I know this is because my wand has a sort of whistle to it when there is no water in the hose (best suction). at the end of a row, if I pick up the wand there is no whistle for about 5 seconds which allows the water in the hose to clear to the waste tank. I guess I could prove that if I had clear vac hose LOL.

By not lifting the wand, Id just be accumulating water in the hose (lesser vacuum)
By lifting wand too often, I would be a weight lifter. Multiplying by sqf., I would look like Arnold. I keep wand down most of the time ( except breather here and there )I try to use style similar to yours. Keep it down, breath it and keep going..
 
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The hardest time I have training anyone new is to make them release the water trigger two to three inches before going to the next row. I’ve seen guys who have been cleaning carpets for years doing this.
There’s a guy on YouTube who does wonderful work in Georgia but had a bad habit doing it.
Your easily leaving three times the water in that one spot due to the delay of moving the wand. So if your doing two dry passes your leaving a hell of a lot of “wet” spots still.
 

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Smartest thing on that video to me is take your time, do less jobs whatever it takes to give the clients what they are paying for. Crazy how much I read here about speed. If you have to do 5 plus jobs a day time to raise prices. I’d rather work slow give what the clients want, even if they can’t see the difference I know the difference. And simply charge accordingly.
 

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Smartest thing on that video to me is take your time, do less jobs whatever it takes to give the clients what they are paying for. Crazy how much I read here about speed. If you have to do 5 plus jobs a day time to raise prices. I’d rather work slow give what the clients want, even if they can’t see the difference I know the difference. And simply charge accordingly.
Honestly as an owner operator I have no clue how you can properly do four jobs in a day. Unless there just one room. Seems to me they couldn’t be done correctly. But that’s just my opinion
 

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Honestly as an owner operator I have no clue how you can properly do four jobs in a day. Unless there just one room. Seems to me they couldn’t be done correctly. But that’s just my opinion
Imagine the wear and tear on the body?!
 

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Honestly as an owner operator I have no clue how you can properly do four jobs in a day. Unless there just one room. Seems to me they couldn’t be done correctly. But that’s just my opinion
It’s called employees.
 

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I lift the wand up at the end of a row of strokes to get the water through the hose. The reason I know this is because my wand has a sort of whistle to it when there is no water in the hose (best suction). at the end of a row, if I pick up the wand there is no whistle for about 5 seconds which allows the water in the hose to clear to the waste tank. I guess I could prove that if I had clear vac hose LOL.

By not lifting the wand, Id just be accumulating water in the hose (lesser vacuum)
You don't need a clear vac hose, just insert a clear PVC tube somewhere along the way in the vac hose and observe what is going on.

That is what I did when I was designing a high-end ETM. It's akin to wind tunnel testing for aircraft.

My dad worked for the Air Force in wind tunnel operations at WPAFB.