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Grn Steamer

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#21
Turning the pressure pump on with the shut off valve open (so you can’t connect your tool).

Walking back to the truck and only getting one item…many, many times.

Leaving water in waste tank after urine job.

Quoting jobs over the phone without asking enough questions…especially regarding pets.

Mistreating wool.

Too much agitation or pressure on sensitive fabrics.
 

Clean-n-mean

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#22
Holy crap!! I learned a ton of stuff just reading though the replies!!
 
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#23
Putting too much prespray down, esp on polyester and olefin carpets. Being non-non-adsorbant it moves quickly to bottom fiber. It doesn't get a chance to do its job emulsifying, suspending and does not get rinsed well enough. As it drys it wicks.
Rob, how much prespray is too much prespray? Will you quantify?
 

Common janitor

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#24
Holy crap!! I learned a ton of stuff just reading though the replies!!
Correct . Rob has started an EPIC thread . Each answer from the " more seasoned " is SPOT ON . Just at the right time to help new cleaners starting out this year . For that matter , there's a lot of advice here maybe some " more seasoned " have been neglecting for some reason concerning their business . Excellent thread Rob !! My respect .
All the Best , Ed
 

Swani21

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#25
1.Prevac
2.Prespray
3.Dwell
4.Agitate
5.Extract
6.Post bonnet
7.Fans for speed dry
This will always result in great result unless you're using shitty chemistry!
 

rob allen

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#27
Not ascertaining the clients odor tolerence level on homes with pet stains.
 

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#28
Not using a UV light and and or moisture probe on every home.
 

rob allen

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#29
Not taking classes, especially online.
 

rob allen

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#30
Moving into a diverse service without proper training/practice.
 

rob allen

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#31
Not checking hard surfaces for topical coatings.
 

rob allen

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#32
Dumping waste water in unauthorized places.
 

rob allen

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#33
Performing flea or pest control with a state of agriculture license.
 

Allied

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#34
So many good ones.

My biggest rookie mistake?

Buying an Am...ahhhhhhh...never mind!
 

rob allen

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#35
Buying into industry gossip.
 

rob allen

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#39
Buying lower cost RTU cleaning products thinking it's cheaper in price than higher cost quality concentrated cleaning products.
 

Joe cool

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#40
Using your new CRB on a wool area rug without knowing the damage it can do .
Not turning on the soap switch when starting on a big show room for Coke a cola . came out great anyways .