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    Soot clean up pricing help needed

    Hey everyone, So I have a job I need to submit an estimate for. This one won't be going through insurance. Fireplace with a leak somewhere in the liner or bricks currently being fixed. 4 areas/rooms affected with varying amounts of soot, in an extremely upscale home. I spent 8 years doing...
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    What do you invoices say?

    Ok thank you very much Todd! Wasn't sure if this was a less is more type situation. Was about to send that estimate out, changing it now! Last question, do you do anything different when invoicing for residential vs commercial?
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    General Q's for portable users; foaming, wasted solution..

    Lost track of this post, thank you everyone for the great responses! Could anyone recommend a good all purpose rinse for the situation I mentioned (ex:doing a house with wool area rug, synthetic carpet, upholstery)? Edit: And I've since stopped stressing about wasted solution lol, ty.
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    What do you invoices say?

    I use housecallpro for invoices/estimates but this question can be for anyone. I've wanted to upgrade my job descriptions for awhile and am curious what every puts in both fields, the 'service' section and 'description' section. For 'service', as an example "Tile and Grout Cleaning..." do you...
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    Anyway we could combine these deals? If not, are there any combo deals we could do in place of...

    Anyway we could combine these deals? If not, are there any combo deals we could do in place of? I'm also interested in purchasing the stone, tile cleaning course as well if that helps.
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    Hey there, quick question about the Pet Odor/Urine removal cost and UV light. I watched your...

    Hey there, quick question about the Pet Odor/Urine removal cost and UV light. I watched your guys recent video on youtube where you mentioned including the UV free with purchase of the course, and now I see you have the course on sale.
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    General Q's for portable users; foaming, wasted solution..

    Owner of a 500 PSI Ninja Classic and I have some general operating questions for those using the same machine or portable users in general. The first is how do you guys go about preventing foam in your waste tank? My current protocol is to pour just a bit of defoamer into the waste tank prior...
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    Just a man and his brushpro

    Ok so in that case you're using an encap product in place of prespray then detergent/rinse combo? Then leaving it at that? I've also always been curious to know if there is anyone out there pre-vacuuming, then spraying an encap product, agitating with oreck (or w/ crb) then laying down a normal...
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    Just a man and his brushpro

    Hey I know I'm reviving an old one here but I was curious for more insight into your stair cleaning method. So you're simply hitting w/ pre spray, agitating w/ oreck (what color pad/brush), then extracting? Kusg curious because I I get mixed results with stairs. I had a set last week where...
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    What is this? (picture) Plus a few other T&G cleaning q's

    Thank you for the suggestions. Will definitely look into those products and have had my eye on a vapor steamer for awhile, will likely have one by the end of the year. As for the white substance in the last picture, I was looking through the manual I got in the IICRC class and I read that it...
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    What is this? (picture) Plus a few other T&G cleaning q's

    If you all think that the black areas in the pics are the color seal coming up I believe you but it seems odd to me I didn't run into this in the other parts of the house. As for the last 3 pictures, only that one area in the picture has a little bit of white almost rubber looking material...
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    What is this? (picture) Plus a few other T&G cleaning q's

    Hey so I'm just getting into tile and grout cleaning and have using my parents house as practice. I took the IICRC class which was somewhat helpful along with having done a couple small jobs with varying results. I've now cleaned 3 different rooms/areas of my parents house. They've been there...
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    Looking to upgrade our supplies & equipment, general list

    So for my glass cleaner I went with Betco's green earth product with good results and no more powerful odors. For an all purpose cleaner in residential settings I purchased benefect's concentrated multi purpose cleaner(not the super pricey disinfectant). I also purchased a nice array of...
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    CRB vs OP

    Besides for carpet cleaning application, I've been thinking about how the use of a CRB on deep/spring cleaning and move in/move out cleaning would really blow people away. Those clients that aren't exactly in need of hwe or that simply don't want to spend the extra $. Either by offering it at a...
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    FB Best vacuum for residential and commercial?...

    Just googled it, looks pretty great. My question would it hold up for commercial use? 6-8 hrs a day, everyday?
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    Looking to upgrade our supplies & equipment, general list

    2 for 2 Scott, thank you once again for the great reply. Agreed about the "green washing" effect. Green, sustainable, eco-friendlty, etc. can get to be too much for clients to digest. As I said, the health of my workers and I are my main concern really. Will be sure to check out the products...
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    How to become a subcontractor for the majors

    Ok great, wasn't sure if the only way was through corporate channels. Thanks Scott! Looks like I have some calls to make.
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    How to become a subcontractor for the majors

    Hey everyone, I'm working with an established cleaning company that's taking steps towards enter the restoration industry, a field I worked in for over 7 years. I know when starting out a lot of companies do subcontracting work for the larger franchises (servpro, servicemaster, etc.) and I...
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    Looking to upgrade our supplies & equipment, general list

    I do all the carpet cleaning but my residential cleaning service side for homes (maintenance, post construction and move in/out) and vacation rental turnover is exploding and I'm looking to upgrade beyond the usual pledges, windex, etc and curious what everyone uses.. GREEN options are a welcome...
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    FB What's the best pet stain remover to get old...

    I used this the other day to clean an apt with months old pee stains of varying shades and was unable to get about half of them out. Some looked exactly the same and I felt like a total a-hole after telling the customer I should be able to get most of them(I know, I know, last time I do that) I...
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    Need help finding statistics about water/fire loss insurance claims

    Hey Jmo, Well that's quite disappointing to hear but not surprising. And I fully agree with you this not being good overall for the policy holder. Once Liberty Mutual started their own mitigation dept in which the employees had WRT/ASD certification I thought to myself they might eventually...
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    Need help finding statistics about water/fire loss insurance claims

    Hey, Thanks very much for the above info. I was definitely a bit vague in that first post, was pretty exhausted having combed through the internet for hours trying to find water/fire insurance claims/workload statistics to at least have a grasp on where and what the work is coming from. But I'm...
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    Need help finding statistics about water/fire loss insurance claims

    Hey everyone, Putting together a marketing plan for a restoration company in my area and was wondering if there is any websites out there that gather statistics on claims information. I was able to find some info out regarding These were my main questions 1. Average % of jobs that come from...
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    Brand new site and I'm ranking on the first page, opinions please!

    Would you mind letting me know where you guys found instant quote form from? Thanks