- Nov 12, 2008
- Real Name
- Randy Dockins
- Business Location
- United States
I sometimes do crazy things, but I try to avoid that in front of customers. Frankly, some of the stuff I hear other guys do would scare me so I stick to what I know works. I read on another site just last nite something to the effect that you should understand how a chemical will react before using it. Here is a quote from Jim Permberton worth reading. I hope he doesn't mind me copying and pasting it! "I agree, I only do the crazy things when its the last resort...
Here Are The Facts!
*If you don't know what you are cleaning, or . . .
If you don't know how it will react with your products -- You will never get consistently good results! -- and,
One day you will ruin something!!
I never so much put that into words, but I have pretty much followed that wisdom, because believe me, I've had a few close calls myself. Jim showed the consequence of a cleaner who used his carpet cleaning prespray on a couch and destroyed the color. My guess is that bought himself a used couch like so many others I've hear of doing. I make no apology about this, viscose scares the crap out of me more than any other fiber that exists on the planet earth. My approach is this to virtually everything I clean. When in doubt, play safe. If I don't understand it don't do it. If I can't use the safest things I know about and get the desired outcome don't do it or turn it down. Keep in mind I very rarely turn anything down. I remember once just having a very good carpet cleaning detergent in my machine and I came real close to buying an expensive Haitian cotton chair! It pays to be a scardy cat sometimes or maybe just a wise owl.