Going rate for flat work here is 10c / sq ft, which is why I don't offer it.
My father in law had his house pressure washed. Metal roof, 2 story, separate garage / workshop also 2 story.
2 guys took 2 days to do it for $350...no thanks!
There's a psychological win for the customer when a discount is given.
Make one up; friends & family referral, or loyalty discount etc.
Or add a freebie like a chair cleaning for N/C.
Of course you price the rest to make out profitable but it's a win for the customer.
Grocery stores do it all...
If you can watch a YouTube video and learn how to fix your lawnmower then why not carpet cleaning?
I'm going to catch some heat for saying this, but it's really not that complicated.
The good thing about video based is that you can watch them again and again.
Thanks, and I just read the manual. Very interesting HX set up.
My machine only had an exhaust gas exchanger, but I removed it all and stripped the machine down to the simplest format possible.
The wiring diagram in the manual is crazy!
Anyway, good to learn about these systems.
Nothing wrong with starting p/t though. Learn and apply your knowledge.
Clean all your friends & family.
But one day you will face the cliff of courage.
This is the big leap of faith that we have all taken.
That's when you quit your job and jump.
Fear then becomes a great motivator and you...
There are multiple levels of competition.
Price paid is just one of them.
This is the Walmart mentality; price is all that matters.
Typically these are the exact customers you don't want.
Then there are value based customers who will pay more because they look for the best value for money.
It's a residential Mexican tile job.
Restoring that floor is big bucks!
I don't do restaurant floors anymore either. I'm doing a nursing home this week including the kitchen, but that's an exception.
If you have nothing else booked then that's one thing, but given a choice I will do...
I've done a lot of these.
Keep heat to around 150, any higher and you cook the grease in place.
Also add floor stripper to your pre spray. I use groutmaster and zep stripper.
Allow dwell time and agitation, then reapply.
Also use 1500+ psi.
As stated above, food grease soil is acidic so it...
If you have to prescrub because the grout is full of soils then reapply the GM to ensure it soaks in and goes to work.
I've seen it where after scrubbing you have dry spots because all the chem was absorbed by the crud
This is very rare BTW.
My standard procedure is spray groutlines...