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#61
Welcome! Start posting!
I'm just trying to hack my way to glory.

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Hey
Peter from Brantford,Ontario,Canada just getting into the game,I have been sealing/sealcoating asphalt business for about 20 years and just needed something new to feed the brain and a new challenge.

I want to be able to do it all kind of cleaner,tile/grout,carpet,odour,vlm specialist,chemical free specialist,steam cleaning.
Like anything education and equipment will get the job done,aim here for the education and maybe give a little in some aspects.

I have all ready cleaned carpet with vlm and truck mount that i own.I do own 2 cimexs,HWE truck mount(370ss) 2 swing machines,CRB by Duplex/dupray,portable 220v maytee carpet extractor.Steam machines(dupray)

Just looking what to order from steve as all his products sound great and it seems like a good board.

I do odour removal with Ozone as well as duct cleaning,i do have a ozone machine that infuses ozone into water that i will be getting up and running once my sealing season stops.should be interesting,hopefully it won't change any of the chemical makeup.
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Welcome Peter! how long you been cleaning for? Or did you buy an existing biz? You come with good credentials IMO

Con - Alberta
26 yrs in Alberta Canada. 2 truck & full rug plant operation. Cleanco Compact 47 TMs with RXs. Currently a Rock, a CM, & 2 Freedom Trinity, 3 Stepson. GLS20, rotary, 2 brute 17 & 2 breeze 17. 200psi porty. Dehus & dryers. Master tech.
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Welcome!

Will be great to hear from another Canadian!

Except for Mardie, they are a terrific group!!! clapYikes

Looking forward to your posts!
Coby Gibson
formerly: http://www.45Clean.com
CobyGibson@me.com

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Welcome Peter. I am from London. Guess that is about 45 min. from you. It would be nice to be able to mooch some chems when I run short and now I know where to go.LOL hatsoff
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(06-15-2014, 12:44 PM)Stefan Boukinight Wrote: I started in the carpet business after getting our carpet cleaned by several different people. It was always wet for days and when it finally dried it was still dirty. So I bought into Cleanpro and went to Canada for training on dry cleaning carpet. We had several customers ask about steam cleaning. So I bought an electric unit for Ed Ballentine and ran propane for heat. I worked out of my van with that for awhile. It worked ok, but was too much work to put it together. But we still use it for rug cleaning in the shop. Then I bit the big bullet and bought a Sapphire 370 unit. Almost all residential carpets are now steamed clean and dry within hours. My customers are very pleased with my work. In 1 year I have more than doubled my business since buying the truck mount unit.

Hey Stefan......I like being the only VLM guy doing residential in Columbia/Irmoclap

I am glad business is doing well for you!
Palmetto Carpet & Tile Cleaners
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(08-14-2014, 08:54 PM)Con Schultz Wrote: Welcome Peter! how long you been cleaning for? Or did you buy an existing biz? You come with good credentials IMO

Con - Alberta

Just started last year with the HWE, but like the VLM because its easy to do in the winter with the doors closed.
My best tool is my CRB by dupray/duplex this aint no cheap machine in quality or cost for that matter.made in italy.
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(08-14-2014, 09:47 PM)Mardie VanBree Wrote: Welcome Peter. I am from London. Guess that is about 45 min. from you. It would be nice to be able to mooch some chems when I run short and now I know where to go.LOL hatsoff

Come get what you need anytime,i like to network.I picked up my crb and steamer in london and i bought my truck there.
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I have a Duprey dry vapour steamer also and got it from duprey. Did you get yours from a person named Jennifer here in London ? I borrowed the dupery upholstery tool from her to try out but never got one.
JK about mooching chems but networking is always good.
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I'm Jeremy, one of Cons sons, been trying the family business for 3 months now and so far it's going real good decided to get on the forums so I don't have to ask questions thro Con anymore. I know a little more than the average 3 month newbie just because con has been doing it for so long and I've been part of the business off and on thro the years
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Welcome, you are learning from one of the best.
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Welcome Jeremy!

Do what I do when I'm totally at a panic stage! I call your Dad! :-).

You are super blessed to have a great Dad with or without the business... and great Mom that has trained him WELL! :-)

Genetics are definitely on your side!

Welcome Again!

Con made a great suggestion for you to be on these boards... The more you focus on truly trying to meet others needs, the more you will have to know/understand AND question "why you do what you do yourself!".

You gain the most from sincerely seeking to understand another's situation and solve their issue within their goals.... This process will have you question everything you do/advise someone to do and provide you with a clear understanding.

The longer I have been visiting sites like this, the more I realize that I really know VERY little about most everything "carpet cleaning business/technical wise". But, I'm gaining on it! dance



(08-30-2014, 08:57 AM)Jeremy Schultz Wrote: I'm Jeremy, one of Cons sons, been trying the family business for 3 months now and so far it's going real good decided to get on the forums so I don't have to ask questions thro Con anymore. I know a little more than the average 3 month newbie just because con has been doing it for so long and I've been part of the business off and on thro the years
Coby Gibson
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Welcome Son - feed the addiction! You will also want to see Coby's collection of youtube videos - search Coby alaska & it will all come up. You can also search John Guerkink you tubes & watch them for an hour or 2....

Dad!
26 yrs in Alberta Canada. 2 truck & full rug plant operation. Cleanco Compact 47 TMs with RXs. Currently a Rock, a CM, & 2 Freedom Trinity, 3 Stepson. GLS20, rotary, 2 brute 17 & 2 breeze 17. 200psi porty. Dehus & dryers. Master tech.
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Welcome!

(08-30-2014, 08:57 AM)Jeremy Schultz Wrote: I'm Jeremy, one of Cons sons, been trying the family business for 3 months now and so far it's going real good decided to get on the forums so I don't have to ask questions thro Con anymore. I know a little more than the average 3 month newbie just because con has been doing it for so long and I've been part of the business off and on thro the years
I'm just trying to hack my way to glory.

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I have a commercial cleaning company, I do janitorial work and am looking to expand into carpet cleaning. I have no experience but I do know that I do not want a truck mounted machine and I dont want to use just a portable so can I get some advice on what is best and what will get me the most repeat business?? I have a friend that uses a 175 with shampoo and a carpet brush no prespray just shampoo through the machine and then rinses with plain water with a portable. He says he has done this for over 20 years and it works great. What do you guys think of this method?
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(09-24-2014, 07:59 PM)capstone Wrote: I have a commercial cleaning company, I do janitorial work and am looking to expand into carpet cleaning. I have no experience but I do know that I do not want a truck mounted machine and I dont want to use just a portable so can I get some advice on what is best and what will get me the most repeat business?? I have a friend that uses a 175 with shampoo and a carpet brush no prespray just shampoo through the machine and then rinses with plain water with a portable. He says he has done this for over 20 years and it works great. What do you guys think of this method?

welcome Cap. as was mentioned in your other thread, your friend employs HWE. he simply applys the "prespray" through the shower feed on his rotary, then agitates it in...a fine method if done right. when i was HWE a similar style of mechanical agitation gave me the best results i could get with a portable.

i started the SAME exact way as you are starting...i had a janitorial biz for 14 years. then in year 5 we bought a portable from the guy we were subbing our carpet cleaning to, and that was the best biz decision we ever made. 6 years later i sold my HWE equipment and invested in all VLM equipment. 2 years later all of our daily janitorial accounts let us go...forced our hand to push the commercial carpet cleaning full-bore...should have done that yearsss earlier.


welcome clap
Currently retired from HWE; VLM only. Commercial Only...well except for the occasional resi job every few weeks.

Carpet Cleaning Rochester NY
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The tools I use or have on the van ... in order from most used, to least used:  Dyson ; 19" Cimex ; Multi-Sprayer ; Orbot ; Oreck-Orbiter ; Hoover-Conquest ; Cyclo Polisher ; DryPod ; 20" Whittaker Trio.
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Hello every one, this is Fahnestock looking forward with you Guys.thanks
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#78
Welcome Fahn... please do tell a bit about yourself!

Con
26 yrs in Alberta Canada. 2 truck & full rug plant operation. Cleanco Compact 47 TMs with RXs. Currently a Rock, a CM, & 2 Freedom Trinity, 3 Stepson. GLS20, rotary, 2 brute 17 & 2 breeze 17. 200psi porty. Dehus & dryers. Master tech.
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Hey, thought I would post on here. I have been cleaning for 8 years mostly doing low moisture. This past summer I bought a truck and a new amtex extractor. I now can offer 2 different types of cleaning for clients depending on how dirty they are. With both methods I feel there is no one that can out clean me.
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Welcome!

What size Amtex did you get? Any issues with the machine?

Was the transition difficult? What are your comparative cleaning times?

(10-15-2014, 07:15 PM)bestchoice Wrote: Hey, thought I would post on here. I have been cleaning for 8 years mostly doing low moisture. This past summer I bought a truck and a new amtex extractor. I now can offer 2 different types of cleaning for clients depending on how dirty they are. With both methods I feel there is no one that can out clean me.
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