A New Rug Cleaning Pit, A Trip To Cornwall, And Refitting Our Hydramaster Carpet Cleaning Machine (At Last!)
Thursday, 6:00 a.m.
September 22, 2016
I’m writing this post at the crack of dawn from our rug cleaning spa in Bridgend – today is the day that the builders commence work building our new rug cleaning pit.
Often, when we’re needing to clean a particularly dusty or urine contaminated rug, the best results are only possible by fully submerging the rug in clean water.
We’ve previously used all manner of temporary constructions using PVC piping and pond lining. They worked very well but were not time efficient as we were always having to re-position and extract surplus water and soil from the lining after cleaning a rug.
So we decided to bite the bullet and have a permanent bespoke rug pit built from scratch with good drainage.
It’ll make all the difference and enable us to increase productivity and improve our rug cleaning turnaround times.
Last Friday Dave made the long trek to see Craig at Carpet Cleaners World in Cornwall to get our Hydramaster Boxxer 423s carpet cleaning machine refitted.
Previous readers may remember we had our van and machine stolen in July. Luckily the van was recovered with our Hydramaster intact (although our Ford Transit was minus its engine and gearbox!)
I was over the moon to finally get our primary machine back up and running.
The last couple of months have been our busiest yet and even though we’re now up to 4 full time technicians, I seem to be starting earlier and finishing later than ever (I’m obviously doing something wrong!)
No day is ever the same in this business and we often find ourselves working on everything from stone flooring, to carpets, upholstery, leather and Oriental rugs all within a 12 hour period.
Here’s a before and after photo from one of our carpet cleans this week:
Anyway, it’s time for me to head out and get to my first job of the day – applying stain protection to a newly delivered suite.
Have you have a great day!
P.S. Huge thanks to Tony Stewart of Adchem Carpet Cleanse for lending us his truckmount machine over the last couple of months, meaning we were still able to run at full capacity.
P.P.S. If you’re a carpet cleaner reading this post, I can’t recommend John and Lynn Kelly at Restormate highly enough. They’re always super helpful and have saved my bacon on many occasions!