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  1. ACP

    Please give me your input!

    Customers rarely ask us about using their water but water is cheap in the northwest. When they do ask just tell them it will be less than 1 bathtub worth
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    Please give me your input!

    I wouldnt worry about on board water tank right now, set up a live reel with 100ft of air compressor hose swap out the fittings for garden hose and just connect on your residential jobs. I would look into encap for residential and shoot for the nicer end of town with good branding
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    Best valve to stop rinse??

    Encap those ones all day carpet doesnt look very dirty
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    What size generator for portable carpet cleaning

    @Fedri bed rug is great for vibration dampening and noise reduction, pond liner also works. If your not worried about vibration or sound issues then rhino line the whole floor and up the sides about 1ft. Its around $1k to have a shop do it. Bed rug is made to fit your specific model, outdoor...
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    Best valve to stop rinse??

    42nd floor good gawd
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    List your most effective advertising

    Branding is huge. If you have 2 wrapped trucks they are seen so often driving around everyday people will think theres 10 of them. We have everything branded and still working on more. Wrapping wands, crbs, sprayers etc all goes a long way
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    Slick tile??

    Test an area with stripper and extract with spinner around 1000psi U sure nobody is using rejuvenate, mop/glow or anything similar?
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    I got my ass handed to me yesterday!!

    Depends on the customer. Typically retired older people wow at the equipment and process. Most customers with big money are not unfriendly but they want the job done and dont want to hear u talk their ear off about the science of carpet cleaning and your 100 step process. The fact is carpet...
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    Tile showers

    Flat mop the GM on the walls. We use flat mop for all hard surface jobs, floors or walls. This way your chem gets worked into the grout lines better.
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    I got my ass handed to me yesterday!!

    Dont work for family keep that and business separate. Also I find it kind of ammusing how u argued and bashed everything I was saying about equipment. Yet u were there for 5hrs sweating ur ass off We would have been in and out of that job in 2hrs Another thing to consider is condo work...
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    What % of gross does your advertising run at?

    Im comfortable with 15% as an absolute max, if the result is high end customers as the retention rate is higher and the job tickets are much bigger. For 3/4 room deals just to generate some extra volume then 10% We base it on what advertising avenue it is. Were okay with 15% because our...
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    1-2 hour Dry Times

    I wouldnt eat food with mold on it and I wouldnt live in a house where its obviously growing because I dont want to breathe it and find out if its harmful or not. Indoor air quality is important no matter what u might read on facebook or wherever u get your info. The harder your body works...
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    1-2 hour Dry Times

    Yes but thats good condition carpet not anything trashed needing restoration
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    Thermal Wave M5

    If I recall correctly they had a big design flaw with an undersized cooling system and have over heating issues. Most who had them years back had to move on There might be a thread here somewhere.. one guy was able to retrofit a large exhaust fan to keep it cooler
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    Color seal commercial restroom cons

    Not worth it in commercial in most cases
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    1-2 hour Dry Times

    Also a common remark in reviews is it took only X amount of time to dry
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    1-2 hour Dry Times

    We market fast dry times, I actually do believe its a big deal to many customers Probably the biggest question we are asked is how long does it take to dry. Wet carpets are a pain in the ass, not so much for the morning appt customers.... But if your at 6hrs dry time and you finish the last...
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    Hardwood floor cleaning machine

    CRB + TM what equipment do you already have?
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    did a video I posted go bye bye

    Ive only ever cleaned carpet with hard water once and it sucked. Seattle water is very clean and soft. Usually 20-30 ppm, I think it has to be over 300+ to be considered "hard water"
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    did a video I posted go bye bye

    We use a rinse on some jobs either matrix all fiber or matrix finish first. Ive used 20 mule team borax in the past also with good results
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    did a video I posted go bye bye

    Water softener is a must if your in an area with harder water. Our tap water here is less than 40ppm and is about 7pH. So softeners arent needed.
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    1-2 hour Dry Times

    Guaranteed house pisser Cute tho
  23. ACP

    1-2 hour Dry Times

    Too bad u didnt read a post from me a while back about fans that are better and half the price....
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    We are not pros but good results from my staff

    Nice exterior wash downs on homes is such a good business
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    1-2 hour Dry Times

    Plenty of video to prove it, the dogs that is. You can take my cleaning advice or leave it but weve all been down the road u guys are on years ago Please post some videos of your cleaning business in action or some recent work youve done.