Our Five Packages

1. The Nature’s Quick-Dry Standard Package
My Standard Package sells for $2400, plus $200 for shipping.

NQD’s Packages were designed to include items which you are not able to purchase easily in your own community. They include just about everything you might need to begin earning good money in the carpet cleaning and floor services industry. A couple of items you should acquire locally:

First, you want to have a good quality, durable vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. We suggest the Kenmore Progressive model, an upright. Available at any Sears store or at Sears online. Every year, in Consumer Reports Magazine, this vacuum cleaner places first or close to first in the ability to remove pet hair from carpeting. In this business you will encounter a lot of pet hair. Be prepared! Usually sells for $200 – $225, but I recently bought one on sale for just $129.

Second, you will want to be able to effectively vacuum dry particulate matter from both stair carpeting and from upholstered furniture. I recommend the Royal Dirt Devil. Available either online or often sold at your local independent vacuum sales and service store. Around $60 to $70.

Third, using my cleaning system, whether you are using the Challenger or the Bissell Orbiter to clean carpet, you will be applying your cleaning solution via a one- or two-gallon pump-up sprayer. Any good hardware or home supply big box store will have these for about $20 to $25.

2. The Nature’s Quick-Dry Plus Package
The Plus Package adds the Bissell Orbiter (Pro Model) and some of its pads and attachments to the Standard Package. The Bissell Orbiter is the successor to the Oreck orbiter. The Oreck Company went into bankruptcy a few years ago, and was bought out by Bissell, a company best known for its vacuum cleaners. Think of the Bissell Orbiter as a kind of in-between size machine: smaller than the full-size Challenger, and larger than my Packages’ 6” orbital machine for use with carpeted stairs and upholstery. It works very nicely in such
areas as narrow hallways, closets, stair landings, between the bed and a nearby wall, and on large carpeted stairs. I strongly suggest adding it complete your arsenal. In such case you will be ordering the Plus Package, priced at $2850 plus $200 for shipping.

3. The Nature’s Quick-Dry Green Lightning Package
The Green Lightning Package introduces a technological breakthrough item whose effects are currently beginning to ripple through any industry which involves cleaning, degreasing, sanitizing, disinfecting, and odor treatment.  The Green Lightning Package can position you as an informed leader in your industry, and as someone whose business methods are way ahead of the pack in all areas involving sustainability and 21st-century environmental concerns.

The Green Lightning Package equips you with all of the items contained in Package #2 – plus an Immerse-a-Clean device from Geneon Technologies (www.naturesquickdry.com/immerse-a-clean/ ) The Immerse- a-Clean (let’s call it the IAC from here on out) is a marvelous electronic device, designed based upon principles of both physics and electrical engineering.  With the addition of a trace amount of salt to ordinary tap water, the IAC is able to generate, on the job site or in your office, virtually all of the cleaning, degreasing, sanitizing, disinfecting, and odor-neutralizing products you will ever need on any job. This process is called electrolysis, or engineered water.  Read about it in detail at www.geneontechnologies.com. In my own carpet cleaning company, we have been using this device to create all our cleaning products since 2016, and saving a lot of money in the process. In addition to the cost savings, our cleaning products are now even greener than before, and more sustainable, than any of our competitors.

Since the only ingredients are water, a trace amount of salt, and electricity, there is no detergent residue to worry about.  It is detergent residue left in carpets after conventional cleaning chemicals have been used that causes rapid resoiling of the carpet.  Your customers will love that you don’t leave such residues in their  rugs, carpeting, or upholstery fabrics.  The manufacturer of the IAC – Geneon Technologies, a Texas company – has a complete line of electrolyzed water equipment.  Many highly knowledgeable technical universities, including Georgia Tech on the east coast, and Harvey Mudd College on the west coast, have recently scrapped their traditional cleaning and sanitizing programs, replacing these with devices from Geneon Technologies.  The Nature’s Quick-Dry Green Lightning Package is priced at $5350, plus $250 shipping in the continental U.S.

4. The Challenger Basic Package
The Challenger Basic Package is priced at $2399, which includes shipping within the continental U.S.  Additional shipping costs will be added for shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, as well as for shipments to Canada.  Inquire.  The Challenger Basic Package consists of the following items:  one Challenger Pad Machine, with its 3/4 h.p. motor and pad driver; package of three gliders; twenty terrycloth Primo floor pads; a tile & grout brush for the Challenger Machine;  eight gallons of Orbit-brand cleaning concentrate; and one gallon of Rug-Restore spotter. The Nature’s Quick-Dry Training Manual, and follow-up technical and business assistance do not come with the Challenger Basic Package.

5. The Challenger Premium Package
The Challenger Premium Package is priced at $2679, including shipping within the continental U.S. Additional shipping costs will be added for shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, as well as for shipments to Canada. Inquire.  The Challenger Premium Package includes one Challenger Pad Machine, with its 3/4 h.p. motor and pad driver; package of three gliders; 20 terrycloth Primo floor pads; a tile & grout brush for the Challenger machine;  nine gallons of Orbit-brand cleaning concentrate; four gallons of Encap HydroxiPro Carpet Cleaning polymer; one gallon Orbit-Glow hard floor surface cleaning concentrate;one gallon Mal-A-Kil odor remover; one gallon Rug-Restore spotter; one bevelled grout brush; one 32-ounce Rid-Z-Odor Spiced Green Tea; one 32-ounce Rid-Z-Odor Desert Rain; one 16-ounce Citrus Gel Pro; one 16-ounce Unbelievable Stain Remover; and one 16-ounce Juice-Out.  The Nature’s Quick-Dry Training Manual and follow-up technical and business assistance do not come with the Challenger Premium Package.

Please note: No training materials come with either of the two Challenger Company Packages. My NQD Training Manual, which combines how to set up and perform various types of jobs, as well as how to deal with many of the business matters that will come up, is included ONLY with the NQD Standard, Plus, and Economy Packages.

  • one Challenger Pad Machine, including pad driver and three gliders
  • one 6″ orbital tool for stair carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • 10 full-size “Primo” terrycloth soil removal pads for the Challenger
  • 10 smaller terry pads for use with stair/upholstery tool
  • one MicroBeast 15″ micro fiber scrub bonnet
  • one Challenger Tile & Grout cleaning brush
  • one gallon of Orbit Natural cleaning concentrate
  • one 32 oz. bottle of Oban odor neutralizer
  • one package of several Vacaway specialty stain treatment products
  • one package of eight furniture moving sliders
  • one small hand-held carpet spotting brush
  • Most importantly, you will receive a copy of my Nature’s Quick-Dry Training Manual. The Manual is clearly written and deals with both the technical aspects of cleaning carpets, upholstery, etc., as well as with the business end of things

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  • one Challenger Pad Machine, including pad driver and three gliders
  • one Bissell Easy Action Orbital Floor Machine with various attachments
  • one 6″ orbital tool for stair carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • 10 full-size “Primo” terrycloth soil removal pads for the Challenger
  • 10 smaller terry pads for use with stair/upholstery tool
  • one MicroBeast 15″ micro fiber scrub bonnet
  • one Challenger Tile & Grout cleaning brush
  • one gallon of Orbit Natural cleaning concentrate
  • one 32 oz. bottle of Oban odor neutralizer
  • one package of several Vacaway specialty stain treatment products
  • one package of eight furniture moving sliders
  • one small hand-held carpet spotting brush
  • Most importantly, you will receive a copy of my Nature’s Quick-Dry Training Manual. The Manual is clearly written and deals with both the technical aspects of cleaning carpets, upholstery, etc., as well as with the business end of things

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The Green Lightning Package

The Green Lightning Package contains all of the items which are included in Package #2, the Nature’s Quick-Dry Plus Package, plus the Immerse-a-Clean.

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Shipping

With either the Standard or the Plus Package, there will be a charge of $200 for the cost of shipping the Challenger machine from Texas to you. This shipment includes the Challenger itself, its pad driver, gliders, various pads, and a gallon of Orbit Natural concentrate – enough to clean upwards of 10,000 sq. ft. of carpet. I pay the shipping cost of the separate package which I send to you from Massachusetts containing the other items. For those purchasing either the Plus Package or the Economy Package, the Bissell Easy Action Orbiter will be shipped separately from Plymouth MA. There will be a $50 charge for shipment of the Bissell within the continental U.S. Any of our five Packages can also be shipped into Canada, at slightly increased shipping and international processing costs. The Challenger Company does not ship its machines to other continents. Currently, the payment of a state sales tax only applies to Texas residents.

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On Challenger’s website – www.challengerop.com – you will find that company’s two start-up Packages. They call them their Basic Package, and their Premium Package. The Basic Package is priced at $2399, and the Premium Package at $2679. Both of these prices include all shipping costs.

I feel that my Nature’s Quick-Dry Standard and Plus Packages are more complete than Challenger’s Packages, but that is for you to decide. We can sell you Challenger’s Packages as well as our own. You will notice that neither of the Challenger Packages include the tool in our Packages which lets you clean carpeted stairs as well as upholstery. So, if you choose to purchase either of the Challenger Packages from us, at the same price as shown on the Challenger website, I will sweeten the deal by also sending you, at no additional cost, one of our 6″ orbital tools for the cleaning of carpeted stairs and upholstery. To receive this bonus from us, you will need to order your choice of Challenger Packages from the order pages here on our website.

If you go this route, you will also need some pads for use with our 6″ orbiter. On the Challenger website’s “Pads” page, these are described as “Stair Tool Pad 14″ – Pack of 10”. Price for ten pads: $89.50.