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    My plan to get more online reviews.

    I mean sign up and give them a shot.
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    My plan to get more online reviews.

    There are some great ideas here. I'd like to start going after more online reviews. Has anyone heard of fivestarreviewsystem.com? It looks like it's similar to customer lobby and it's around $50 month. It emails your customers a link to leave reviews or testimonials with stars. Anything less...
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    Applying Carpet Protector

    Does anyone use Soil Blocker from Hardball Chemical? I currently offer Scotchgard and am thinking about trying it out.
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    VCT Floor "Washing"

    That's exactly what I plan on doing. Lay down some neutral cleaner, work it in with my 175 and rinse/extract with spinner w/ brush attachment. If the spinner doesn't work I know that the gekko will do the job. I'll look at the red pads, thanks for the info. Might even look that the micro fiber...
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    VCT Floor "Washing"

    Talking with both the Maint. Director and then the Housekeeping Supervisor they just want me to come in every other week and wash the floor as they're having a problem with the floor looking dirty after they mop and it dries. They're not looking for any waxing etc. After inspecting the floor on...
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    VCT Floor "Washing"

    You're correct KC, gasoline mentioned it earlier. He also mentioned the micro fiber mop method- all great advice. So if their crew is willing to do some deep scrub/add finish when needed, we can make some improvement together. After they can see results, then they'd consider a contract.
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    VCT Floor "Washing"

    David, you guys are all correct in using an autoscrubber. If/when I get the job I'll make sure their crew coordinates with me to do a better job on that floor. If they're not willing then I don't want their headache to fall on me. If they're willing to deep scrub and add finish between strips we...
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    VCT Floor "Washing"

    I'm wondering if an autoscrubber would even work for this. The only things they don't want moved will be the numerous tables. Without the tables being moved it would be difficult to operate a bulky autoscrubber. If the spinner doesn't work at low pressure- no more than say 250psi then I know my...
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    VCT Floor "Washing"

    I inspected the floor yesterday and it's in rough shape. Looks like they aren't buffing and adding any finish between strips. They'll be stripping the floor on the 23rd (done every 6 months) and want me to start washing it April 6. With all the mats and chairs etc it will be a difficult job and...
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    VCT Floor "Washing"

    Basically all they want me to do is take over their mopping for them. So when there's embedded dirt they'll deal with that when they do their buffing.
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    VCT Floor "Washing"

    Could you give me a ballpark on what a decent used autoscrubber should cost? At least I'll have a backup with the gekko. I'll take a look tonight to see how much of a pita job it will be. I know they'll be quite a few chairs to move around not sure about the rest. Would .10/sqft be out of line?
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    VCT Floor "Washing"

    I don't have an auto scrubber, wish I did. As far as minimal pressure for the spinner I'll play around with it and make sure. If it won't work with lower pressure I've also got a gekko wand that will work but would rather use the spinner. What would you guys charge for this bi-weekly job?
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    VCT Floor "Washing"

    Just got off the phone with the maintenance supervisor of a local college. He wants a quote to "wash" the vct in their daycare. They don't want any buffing or stripping etc. 7000sqft every other week. Says they're having a problem with dirty mop water etc drying and they're having a hard time...
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    VCT Stripping Help

    I just checked this thread, sorry I didn't post how this came out. The next day (Sunday) the manager let me back in to try again. Being Sunday all I could pick up was some zep stripper from home depot. Mixed it 50/50 and after 3 more tries, I managed to remove the multiple pile up of wax...
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    Dye Entire Carpet

    Managers around here are thinking "well if it's going to cost me over $200 to clean and repair the carpet, then I'll just go ahead and replace it". So I'd like to start with the properties that know me, and offer the 1st one free (practice) then they'll start to see what a good dye job can do...