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post #21 of Old 07-22-2011, 09:22 AM
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hey !

if want a good carpet maybe buying a high quality product
cleaning a carpet is nit that easy.
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post #22 of Old 07-22-2011, 01:08 PM
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Truck mounts are the way to go but loose suction the higher you go and the distance.

For high rise apartments definitely portable is the way go. For residential with house two levels may be three then its portable.

Carpet cleaning is the easy part. Stain treatment and making sure that customers have a realistic expectation is the yhe important part

good luck
Are there any tables that show this loss for a given height, distance, and hose diameter?
I know they exist for pumping water but have not found any for sucking water.
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post #23 of Old 07-27-2011, 01:44 PM
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I use steam cleaning services and I am very glad of the results! So try this method, you will not regret it
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post #24 of Old 07-27-2011, 02:22 PM
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@Mike

No I don't have any tables. But we have realized that you do loose suction the higher you go especially at third storey. Also becomes cumbersome if you're working alone. Trying to keep door opens (especially in apartments), running up and down stairs.

So if you get a truck mount you'ld also need to invest on a portable. So if you cant afford both start off with a portable.

Also get a portable with an internal heating element and one with a greater capacity so you don't have to keep feeling water and solution (Bombard - is what we use).

Look after you equipment and maintain them especially with electric and water. We have 240V here in Nz and risk of electrocution.

Truck mount - we use Spitfire (Petrol) so you can still carpets if there is no power at the house.
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Many ways

There are many good ways to clean a carpet for doing apt change outs.

One is HWE or steam as some people like to call it, the other is pad capping, this is how my company takes care of caprets. Really saves a lot of carpet replacement. Also, Ed V on this forum really does make a great machine, any one looking for a porti give Ed a call.
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Dry carpet cleaning is an option too. Especially, if the fabric of your carpet is more sensitive. However, you have to ask for an advice some pro, which dry cleaning product to use.
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Carpet cleaning is the easy part. Spot treatment and ensure that customers have a realistic expectation is the important part yhe. I think you should research some of the carpet cleaning machines more today. But I think a steam cleaner is a good idea.
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If u think there is a need of a face lift for your rugs you can use rug repair services for all kinds of rugs and carpets.

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I have never seen a dry carpet cleaning method at work. So cannot comment.
Once, I've tried this method and the results were satisfying. However, I used professional cleaning assistance so, I cannot tell what it would be if I did it by myself.
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if it is carpet I believe getting a good vacuum is more important for now.
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Dry carpet cleaning is an option too. Especially, if the fabric of your carpet is more sensitive. However, you have to ask for an advice some pro, which dry cleaning product to use.
I am kind of interested in this "Dry Carpet Cleaning Option" Personally never heard of it before. Do you have any information on it so that I can see if it is a viable option?
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Unfortunately, I do not have a particular source, which you can check, but there is plenty of information on the web. So, just type dry carpet cleaning methods or services in Google and you will get the whole information you need.
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A good way to start if you're not keen on the investment to start a carpet service might be to get some reciprocity/referral deal with a carpet cleaner in the area. Let them know that you get regular request for carpet cleaning service, and see if they'd give you a commission to bring them in. You could then schedule both at the same time or whatever works. Then if you see that there is a big demand and you can sell the services, you go invest on your own.
Here in Auckland we have a franchise model with different cleaners one brand that works well. Also, if a commercial or residential cleaner needs a carpet cleaner in, we simply do one quote for everything and schedule both teams to work at the same time and then work out the split on our end. The customer makes one call, pays one bill and doesn't need to know that they're each technically running their own independent operations.
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post #34 of Old 07-04-2019, 03:19 PM
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It seems, a lot depends on the company-provider of the services. That can be rather interesting and necessary to pay attention at or not.
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