Author Archives: Joe Bristor

Taking Control of your solution hose problems

Fewer and fewer hose shops repair hose anymore. They use liability as the reason yet [...]


You’ll get more done in the first 5 minutes of your day than the rest [...]

Ozone and rat nasty jobs:

Q. My air mover is contaminated in the inside from doing too many rat nasty [...]

What do you guys use to clean your Jets other than taking them out

You’re not going to be able to clean your jets without taking them out. The [...]

All about Jets for your Wands

A few of you have asked how the drip stopper works. I did my best [...]

International solution hose orders

Hi Joe, May I please have a quote for the following: High Heat Solution Hose [...]

So what about using OSR and hot water for your urine treatment?

Ken says, “Using OSR with blistering hot water , flooding the area for 30 minutes [...]

Reseating a glide

Q. I took my glide off and its now slightly loose. What’s the best way [...]

Urine Odor! How long do enzymes take to work

Q. Dennis asks Approximately how long does it take for the enzymes to get rid [...]

Brandon asks, ”Is it better to do a pet treatment cleaning with high or low heat”

My answer: You might be searching for one answer to multiple questions here. Try breaking [...]

Why get the Silver Bullet?

There are four main things we’re trying to accomplish with the Silver Bullet: 1) less [...]

The Right Chemistry

If you use the ‘right chemistry’, you will see the desired results almost immediately. Of [...]

What’s the Best Inline Injection sprayer?

I’ve repaired 1,000s of injectors over the years; mostly the ones mentioned here. Over 90% [...]

Why you should buy direct from makers, not resellers.

Let me explain why I don’t sell to wholesalers.   Lots of reasons but mainly [...]

The Max Vac Package

I get asked this question a lot: ‘I have a hydramaster with 2″ elbows on [...]

Wand Selection & Butler Comparison

A customer asks for my wand recommendation; specifically, he wants a comparison of my wands [...]

To hide a hose ? … or not.

We tested hide-a-hose. Pros convenient having the solution hose hiding inside vac hose Cons reduces [...]

Selecting the ‘Best’ Wand

There is no single ‘best’ wand for every cleaner. A wand should be fitted to [...]

What days do you take off? Or do you at all?

I took off 2 years to go fishing in my 40s. It was kind of [...]

Trends in Flow

Trends in Flow – I sell a lot of jets and work with guys on [...]

No Pee for Free

Question: Client called complaining of a pet smell after I got done cleaning. A urine [...]


I’ve been teaching guys to use Gator Crimps for the last 7-8 years. They are [...]

Gators and Thermalplastic hose

There seems to be unhappiness among guys using Gators with thermalplastic hose, Parker Parflesx and [...]

Should I drop the 1.5″ whip hose?

If you’re wondering if it will give you better airflow if you drop the 1.5″ [...]

Wanders Jet Kits and High Shear Kits

Starting to sell a few Jet kits from the store. High Shear Kits will come [...]


SANITIZING SURFACES: WHY CLEAN, THEN DISINFECT? Larry Beaver, Ph.D. RSC Bio Solutions In these trying [...]

Alcohol-Free Sanitizer & Cleaner In One Formula

Alcohol based sanitizers are known to dry the skin. What has been your experience? What [...]

Deadly Dust

I’ve been all over the cleaning forums trying to help you guys realize the importance [...]

Run Viruses Run !

Great post from cleaner proud of his work during the coronavirus scare. He says it [...]

Cleaning Power

There is no debate; Medical Doctors Allergists  Carpet Manufacturers and    Experts in Cleaning & Restoration   [...]

Some Basic Peroxide Facts:

White Knight is 24%.peroxide. Sally’s is 40 Volume. Sally’s is about half as strong as [...]

Is that a stinky waste tank I smell?

Bacteria offgassing (farting) is what we’re smelling. It feeds on the foods we feed it. [...]

Pets are People too.

First time you are introduced to peoples’ pets, take full advantage of the opportunity. Do [...]

Additional Tips for Installing Gator Crimps, not discussed in videos section:

Tips for Gators on OEM – skip the strip it step. Proceed to screwing on [...]

Gator Crimps and How They Might Just Make or Break You as a Cleaner…

If you learn to use Gator Crimps and you will save thousands of dollars over [...]

Whose Got the Best Jets???

Joe Bristor Larry , those other jets, let's call them the industry standard, does not [...]

Eliminating Odors Fast with an Any Fan Ozone™ Generator.

Ozone is fast, easy, effective and profitable. The guys badmouthing ozone in favor of Chlorine [...]

Cool Cuffs™ and Max Vac Pac

Okay, let’s talk Cool Cuffs™. Long overdue video here. We’re going to start with the [...]

Should I Buy Goodyear Solution Hose?

A carpet cleaner asks: “Need some good quality Goodyear solution hose. Where do you guys [...]

Installing a High Shear Kit on the Evolution (EVO) Carpet Cleaning Wand

Okay let’s talk about High Shear Kits in general and the Evolution high shear kit [...]

Injection Sprayer Blues?

I get these emails from time to time… “Hello on valve injector block for 43 [...]

Injector Swap Program

As a professional carpet cleaner you have enough to worry about. Inline Injection Sprayers shouldn’t be [...]


Q&A with Joe Bristor

Joe was interviewed in 2010 after several years of promoting his products (Cool cuffs, etc) [...]