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Re: New work van N-Motion Stone and Tile Care 22 Jul 2016 06:33 EDT

I think you all have valid points! When I started out in business tile and grout restoration/ color sealing and re-grouting work was the bulk of my business. I purchased a almost new truck mount for pennies on the dollar which made most jobs much more efficient and has paid for itself several times. Since that time, we have transitioned mostly into a stone restoration company. Although, on occasions our truck mount has been extremely useful for cleaning surfaces like unfilled travertine floors and shower stalls, and the grout lines on chisel cut travertine, as well as outdoor projects like travertine pool decks, limestone etc. I couldn't have not imagined using other methods to clean on some of the larger projects. As for the carpet cleaning, we have put it to work on occasions when necessary. When we were awarded big contracts that included carpet cleaning. But, we don't advertise the service. We have more than enough stone jobs to keep us busy and I don't care to compete with carpet cleaning guys. My truck mount has saved me time and money does have its place when working on some stone jobs and is another piece of paid for equipment that we occasionally use. My opinion, I would consider a portable if I were looking to invest money into something. We don't use our truck mount as a daily tool to restore stone to me that would be extra work unless I'm missing something!

Kevin L. Hudson
N-Motion Stone and Tile
(678) 662-0110

> On Jul 22, 2016, at 12:58 AM, Tony Deluna <tndeluna@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> That's a very interesting response! But it depend on where most of your work is and what's most practical. At least for me...
> I too never want to be associated with carpet cleaners either.
> But using my portable unit
> That actually has more power than my trucks is more of a hassle unloading  and loading back in the trucks than running hoses in & out after the polish. It's much faster and less of a hassle to use a truck mount, especially when power sources are limited. It also greatly reduces running extension cords through out the house to access power and constantly tripping breakers.
> 90% of our work is in high end residential homes.
> In Northern California, out here truck mount carpet cleaning trucks are commonly used for stone restoration except in the big cities.
> My Technicians have both options and that's most preferred.
> I'm interested in knowing what's different where your at that make unloading & loading a portable easier or is it just what your used to?
> Looking forward to your response
> Thanks
>
>
>
>
> Tony DeLuna
> 925-625-9625
> www.PatriotStoneRestoration.com
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>> On Jul 21, 2016, at 8:25 PM, Mike M <nulifesc@bigpond.com> wrote:
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>> I agree Baird. I see truck mounts as for someone is a carpet cleaner who also does stone. I have never had the need for that much power and hot water. There are better ways. I never want to even have the appearance of a “carpet guy”  I am a stone guy only (well maybe a bit of tile too) Sick of competing against these guys, who say “20 years experience” on their van, but 18 years of that is carpet, flood restoration work, pest control, and 2 years doing stone with 3 monkey pads and an SX12.  My opinion, ditch the truck mount and use a portable, and save a ton on fuel costs and van interior space.
>>
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>>> On 22 Jul 2016, at 1:11 pm, Bstandish <bstandish@facspecs.com> wrote:
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>>> Sorry, but what are these things?  We don't clean carpets and have never used carpet cleaning equipment for Stone restoration. Why would this be an advantage?
>>> Thanks
>>> B
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>>>> On Jul 21, 2016, at 3:50 PM, Tony Deluna <tndeluna@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hey Pro's
>>>> I'm looking to get a brand-new "Carpet cleaning van" for stone restoration.
>>>> I currently have two with "PTO's" power take off's cleanco 56. I always like them and they work well. But I read an article that some slid in units have more suction and more heat.
>>>> Can you share your comments and recommendations please?
>>>>
>>>> Thank you
>>>>
>>>> Tony DeLuna
>>>> 925-625-9625
>>>> www.PatriotStoneRestoration.com
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