The May 2016 Last Word features David Todaro’s challenge-winning photo, a Facebook discussion of collection problems and more.

Photo of the Month Contest

The photo contest winner this month is David Todaro of Coffey’s Carpet Cleaning in El Cajon, CA. His com­pany will receive a chemical prize package from Solu­tions by Steam Pros worth $500.

David describes this particular job: “This is a dining room, and I’ve never seen one as nasty as this job. An older lady, about 90 years old, was living here. This was an open house down the street from us, and when I saw the dining room carpet condition, I said to myself ‘This is going to be a challenge to clean!’ But I’ve been doing this for more than 42 years … I pre-sprayed with a pH of 13, let it dwell, then agitated it, then rotary steam cleaned it with an RX-20. It came out like new!”

For an opportunity to win a chemical prize package from Solutions  by Steam Pros (worth $500), send your images and a brief 100-word description on how you obtained your results to Jeff Cross, executive editor, at [email protected] or 193 Purple Finch Loop, Pataskala, OH 43062. Contest rules available by request.

Cleanfax Online Poll

When it comes to purchasing cleaning agents, you:


Purchase products from a single distributor who carries several manufacturers’ items (or online) … 94%

Purchase products offered by just one manufacturer who has a solid, proven product line …………….. 5%

Purchase the most inexpensive products because keeping costs down is a priority …………………………. 1%

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